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Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)

Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)

Cleaning windows, combing hair or opening bottles – when your shoulder hurts, every movement can feel like agony.

Frozen shoulder is also called adhesive capsulitis. It is a very specific condition which is common and is characterised by pain, stiffness and restricted motion in the shoulder.

Our shoulder experts at Schoen Clinic specialise in the treatment of a frozen shoulder. Together with you, we will discuss all available treatment options to relieve your pain and get you back to enjoying life again.

Aftercare & recovery

Following treatment with any of the described treatment options, physical therapy is essential to maintain the gains and maximise the range of motion you have achieved. Patients are encouraged to follow a self-directed rehabilitation programme, initially aimed at increasing range of motion and preventing further capsular constriction. This will be helped by supervision of a physical therapy practitioner.