Why is it important to pay attention to the posture of a patient with frozen shoulder syndrome (FSS) (adhesive capsulitis)?

Updated: Nov 12, 2020
  • Author: Jefferson R Roberts, MD; Chief Editor: S Ashfaq Hasan, MD  more...
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The patient's posture should be observed while he or she is wearing a gown and sitting on a stool. The examiner should note whether the patient is listing to one side secondary to pain, or holding the neck to one side secondary to spasm or pain. Such initial observations help determine whether a cervical condition may be contributing to the patient's symptomatology.


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