Frozen shoulder

If you are suffering from frozen shoulder you should:

  • Avoid activities that involve you lifting your arms over your head or behind your back to reduce irritation
  • Use pain relief such as anti-inflammatories, as advised by your pharmacist or GP
  • Ice/Cryotherapy - place a wet flannel and a pack of frozen peas on your shoulder for 20 minutes up to every hour
  • Try and move the shoulder as much as your pain allows

If your symptoms are not settling, see your GP to discuss treatment options.

  • You may need further tests, such as an X-ray
  • You may be offered treatment, including physiotherapy, injections or surgery in severe cases