Frozen shoulder syndrome can last for up to three years. That's an incredibly long time to be uncomfortable and restricted. There are three stages: freezing stage, frozen stage, thawing stage.
The first stage is the freezing stage -
This starts slowly and gradually gets worse over time limiting the shoulder's range of motion. If you find yourself in this stage you could be experiencing some aching and sharp pains n your shoulder.
The second stage is the frozen stage -
This is reached when your shoulder is at its stiffest point. This typically happens several months after the onset of stage one. Luckily, the constant pain is left behind in the first stage, making way for immobility. This second stage can last up to nine months.
The final stage is the thawing stage -
Frozen shoulder syndrome will begin to slowly loosen up. This stage takes time but recovery may be faster if combined with physical therapy and chiropractic treatment. If left untreated, this stage takes longer to pass.