Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)

Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) is a common, painful, disabling condition that may last for months or years. The most common symptoms are pain, stiffness, and limitation of active and passive shoulder movements (particularly external rotation of the joint). These may be severe enough to interfere with everyday activities (driving, dressing or sleeping are the most common) and may prevent some people from working.

For more information on how acupuncture may be able to help with the symptoms of frozen shoulder, please download this factsheet.