Frozen shoulder

Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, involves stiffness and pain around the capsule of the shoulder joint. Signs and symptoms typically begin slowly with pain and stiffness. Over time, and with the correct treatment, symptoms get better anywhere between one to three years.


Treatment options:

  • Physiotherapy guided range of motion and functional retraining.
  • Hydrodilatation, which is an ultrasound guided injection of corticosteroid, local anaesthetic and sometimes sterile water is given to stretch the joint capsule from inside out.
  • Surgical procedures: Arthroscopic capsular release.