Frozen Shoulder presents as a severe aching in the shoulder and upper arm, with limitation of ALL shoulder movements. In extreme cases there is complete rigidity of the joint. There will often be a history of gradual or spontaneous onset, although it can result from injury to the shoulder where there is failure to move the joint due to the pain.
Frozen shoulder tends to spontaneously recover within 12-18 months with movement strongly encouraged during this time. “Hands on” Osteopathic treatment is beneficial to improving mobility and optimizing muscle function. If there is pain but normal active or passive mobility of the joint… it is not a frozen shoulder!