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What causes shoulder stiff? 3 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.


Frozen Shoulder

Conditions that cause joint inflammation or long periods of inactivity can result in thicker, tighter joint capsule tissue. Scar tissue will develop over time, interfering with the shoulder joint's ability to rotat...

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Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis)

Coccidioidomycosis, also known as valley fever, is a fungal infection that starts in the lungs and can potentially spread to the rest of the body. Fever, chills and sweating are common.

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Brain Abscess

A brain abscess forms when fungi, viruses, or bacteria reach your brain through a wound in your head or an infection somewhere else in your body.

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