Conditions we treat

Frozen Shoulder


Willow Chiropractic - specialists in relieving frozen shoulder

If you are suffering from shoulder pain, you may be suffering from frozen shoulder. Frozen shoulder impacts mobility, preventing you from carrying out your everyday activities. It can be very painful, and the persistent pain can get worse when lying down, which might prevent you from sleeping at night. It is estimated that as many as 1 in 20 people in the UK will suffer this condition in their lifetime, and it is most common in people aged between 40 and 60 years of age.

Our expert Chiropractors can help you

Chiropractic can be a highly effective remedy for frozen shoulder; our Chiropractors see lots of people with this condition - from young athletes to more elderly patients. They will work to relieve the pain as quickly as possible, and address the underlying problem to make sure that the pain doesn’t come back.

Here's what one patient said; "I'd tried resting my shoulder but it still wasn't getting any better. After seeing Sarah for five sessions she had realigned my shoulder. The tissue very quickly improved, which allowed me to continue competitive CrossFit." 

Often it is a long-term issue, that's why we recommend that you see one of our specialists, so that they can examine your shoulder and neck to see what is causing the problem, before discussing the best type of care for you.

Whether your shoulder pain is caused by an injury, stress, work, or playing sport, don't just put up with the pain, take action.

Arrange a consultation today with one of our qualified Chiropractors and start your journey towards a pain-free life.

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Why choose Willow?

We aim to make a real difference to your life by relieving you of pain and enabling you to live your life to the full.

Located throughout Bristol and the surrounding area

Affordable prices - and a choice of payment plans

Highly qualified, experienced Chiropractors

Proven results - read what our patients say

We treat a wide range of other conditions

Frozen Shoulder

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What is Frozen Shoulder?

Frozen shoulder is a clear case of the body not working properly. It affects your mobility, preventing you from doing everyday activities, and is often very painful. Also known as adhesive capsulitis, it is a condition that leads to pain and stiffness of the shoulder. It is estimated that as many as 1 in 20 people in the UK will suffer from it in their lifetime. Frozen shoulder is most common in people aged between 40 and 60 years of age.


Frozen shoulder symptoms typically get progressively worse over several months or years. The pain can be severe for the first two to nine months, followed by an increasing loss of function. Having a frozen shoulder can affect everyday activities, and in really severe cases you may not be able to move your arm at all.

What causes Frozen Shoulder?

Frozen shoulder occurs when the flexible tissue surrounding the shoulder joint inflames and thickens. This leads to pain, stiffness, inflammation, and a loss of movement. Many things can increase the risk of developing a frozen shoulder. These include a previous shoulder injury or shoulder surgery, poor posture, or repetitive movements. Also diabetes, and other health conditions such as heart disease and stroke.

Treating Frozen Shoulder

Chiropractic can be a highly effective therapy for frozen shoulder. Our Chiropractors see a lot of cases of frozen shoulder in a wide variety of people, from young athletes to the elderly. It can happen to anyone, at any time. Often, it is a long-term issue, that's why we recommended that you see one of our specialists, so they can examine your shoulder and neck and discuss what is best for you.

Common symptoms

Pain in your shoulder


Restricted movement