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Otherwise known as adhesive capsulitus, frozen shoulder is a condition characterised by pain and restricted movement of the shoulder.


It is very important to get treatment as soon as possible if you injure your shoulder, or have any prolonged pain or restricted movement.

If you are experiencing pain and reduced movement in one or both of your shoulders, or have recently injured your shoulder, the team of experienced osteopaths at Yew Tree Clinic are trained to diagnose, treat and offer exercises for frozen shoulder .

About frozen shoulder

  • Cause (aetiology) unknown
  • Trauma or injury to joint
  • Increased frequency in women
  • More common in non-dominant side

Symptoms of frozen shoulder

  • Significant shoulder pain due to capsular inflammation
  • Shoulder joint becomes stiff
  • Loss of shoulder joint movement
    • Difficulty with daily activities
    • Difficulty reaching into back pocket
    • Difficulty / pain putting on clothes
    • Difficulty reaching to high cupboards
  • Associated neck, back and arm pain due to altered postural mechanics
  • It does not show on an x-ray, but may show on a MRI scan.

Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to arrange a treatment.

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