A frozen shoulder – referred to as adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder – is when the shoulder becomes stiff and painful without any obvious cause. It normally affects only one shoulder, which can become so stiff and restricted that its movements are effectively ‘frozen’. The exact cause of frozen shoulder is not known. Experts believe…
If you have pain in your shoulder caused by a shoulder impingement, your consultant may recommend having an ultrasound guided injection to reduce inflammation and relieve pain. Here we explore what an ultrasound guided injection is, what conditions it’s used for and what to expect when you go for your appointment.
Injections are often used to diagnose and treat conditions that affect the shoulder, hip, knee and wrist, including arthritis, torn ligaments and muscles, labral tears and tendonitis.
Sunny days (sometimes!), short nights, sandals…. It can only mean one thing: it’s nearly time for Wimbledon! If you’re a tennis afficianado, the start of the lawn tennis season is probably a cause for excitement. You might even find yourself inspired to take up your racket and get out onto the court yourself.
A frozen shoulder can be extremely painful. It is caused by inflammation of the joint lining and/or restricted movement due to the formation of scar tissue. Read our mini-guide to shoulder Hydrodilatations, a treatment that can help ease the pain of a frozen shoulder.