The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body; it moves the arm in different directions.
And it’s because the shoulder joint is so flexible that it’s prone to various different types of injuries. One in three of us will experience pain at some time in our lives.
The pain can be caused through injury, repetitive activities or can often start without a specific cause.
If the pain doesn’t improve within six weeks, please contact Physio Advice Line on 0300 555 0210.
It is important to see your GP if:
- Your shoulder pain started following a fall or trauma.
- You have significantly restricted range of movement.
- There is any heat redness and swelling around the joint as this may be a sign of infection.
In many cases, you can treat shoulder pain at home using our advice and exercises detailed our leaflet.
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If you would like to see a demonstration of the exercises please watch our playlist below. The playlist contains five exercises.
Please watch the introductory animation at the beginning of the playlist before you start.
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