The hallmark symptoms of frozen shoulder include pain and restricted range of motion. Often, this pain occurs for no good reason and most people cannot pinpoint a particular time or injury in which the pain began. We call this an insidious onset. Over time, patients begin to feel more pain as their shoulder gets stiffer.
The Meniscus is the cartilage that lives in the knee and acts as a cushion between the tibia and femur. It is a C-shaped structure that is located on both the outside and inside of the knee. The meniscus provides 50% of the weight bearing in the joint. If it is torn the femur and tibia start to carry the load, which can lead to joint degeneration and early arthritis, if not addressed.
Ankle arthritis is often caused by trauma to the ankle. That could be a previous fracture or ankle injury that occurred earlier in life. Degenerative changes, that happen as we age, rheumatoid arthritis, and congenital causes, a birth defect, can also contribute to ankle arthritis later in life.