Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) is a condition that restricts mobility in the shoulder. The shoulder is surrounded by thick tissue called the capsule. This tissue can tighten and scar, making your ability to move your arm difficult. This can occur as the result of trauma, or after a period of shoulder inactivity. There is no known cause of this condition. Risk factors include age, with 40-60 being more at risk, gender with women twice as likely as men, or previous shoulder surgery. Symptoms include a dull aching pain, and the inability to move the shoulder through its range of motion.