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Frozen Shoulder Treatment In Chelmsford

Effective Shoulder Pain Treatment

By finding the root cause, treating and then creating a plan to keep you pain free…

Common causes of Shoulder Pain

Frozen shoulder commonly affects people between 40 to 60 years old. However, there are many causes of shoulder pain; here are some common causes:

  • Rotator Cuff Injury or Tear: This is an injury to the group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint and provide stability and motion for activities like reaching, throwing, and lifting.
  • Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis): This condition is characterised by shoulder stiffness that gradually worsens over time, making it difficult to move your arm.
  • Bursitis: This occurs when the bursa—the small sacs of fluid that cushion and protect bones and tendons—becomes swollen and inflamed due to repetitive motion or injury.
  • Osteoarthritis: This is a degenerative joint disorder that occurs when the protective cartilage of the shoulder joint begins to break down, leading to pain and stiffness.
  • Labral Tear: This is an injury to the labrum—the fibrocartilaginous rim surrounding the shoulder socket—caused by trauma or repetitive motion.
  • Tendinitis: This is an inflammation of the tendons in the shoulder, usually caused by overuse or repetitive motions.

Our Osteopaths & Fees

Principal Osteopath

45 Minutes First Appointment £85
30 Minutes Return Appointment £66

Senior Osteopaths

45 Minutes First Appointment £75
30 Minutes Return Appointment £60

Associate Osteopaths

45 Minutes First Appointment £65
30 Minutes Return Appointment £54
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Shoulder pain explained

Shoulder pain is any discomfort or soreness that occurs in or around the shoulder joint. It can range from mild to severe and is often caused by an injury, medical condition, or repetitive motion. Common symptoms of shoulder pain include stiffness, swelling, tenderness, weakness, and limited mobility. Treatment depends on the cause of the pain and can include rest, physical therapy, medications, or surgery.

How does an Osteopath treat shoulder pain?

Osteopathic treatment of shoulder pain involves manual stretching, manipulation, and mobilisation techniques to improve mobility in the joint and reduce stiffness. Osteopaths may also use massage, exercise therapy, taping or bracing, hydrotherapy, and lifestyle advice to help relieve pain and promote healing. Osteopathy can help treat a wide range of shoulder injuries, including rotator cuff tears, labral tears, frozen shoulder, bursitis, and tendinitis.

How long does it typically take to recover from shoulder pain?

Recovery time from shoulder pain and injury varies depending on the cause, severity of symptoms, and treatment plan. Generally speaking, mild to moderate injuries that are adequately treated should take several weeks to heal. Severe injuries may take longer to recover from.

Treatment Summary


The osteopath will then use gentle manipulation, stretching and massage to help reduce pain and stiffness.

No. Of Visits

In some cases, a single visit may be enough to reduce pain and discomfort. In more severe or long-term conditions, a course of treatments may be necessary to achieve lasting relief.


We will also provide advice on lifestyle changes, such as exercise or ways to improve posture, that can help support recovery.

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Osteopath Reviews

Keeping Chelmsford Moving
Very good friendly service, would recommend to anyone.
David Brett
David Brett
15:32 15 Apr 24
My experience with Forte has proved exceptional. My engagement has been with Gemma, sports massage expert. I went for a specific issue and now regularly go because she has (a) solved the problem and (b) worked hard on reoccurrence and general well being. If anyone needs a sports massage try her. You won't be disappointed.
Terry Quigley
Terry Quigley
10:28 25 Mar 24
Took my wife kicking and screaming as she didn't think it would solve her week long back pain. An hour later she came out with a beaming smile and I had the look of "I told you so".Awesome service, no doubt we will be back
Mike Venner
Mike Venner
11:05 16 Mar 24
Vey good visit went through what treatment I would need very good treatment very polite has helped my condition hopefully will progress to terminate the pain I am suffering
Stephen Kemp
Stephen Kemp
14:28 07 Feb 24
Chris sorted out my long-standing neck problem which was showing no signs of improving through rest. Great guy - give him a go and I don't think you'll regret it.
Maurice Crockard
Maurice Crockard
13:50 05 Oct 23
Everytime ive needed treatment for my pain the staff have been so lovely, informative and helpful. I always recommend these guys to anyone as i know they go above and beyond to help you. Big shoutout to the new assiocate osteopath Harry who is very down to earth and easy to have a chat with. He did a great job of treating my shoulder pain, informing me about next steps to take, exercises to do and making me feel at ease. 👍✨️
12:04 18 Sep 23
Fantastic clinic, Chris has always been able to get me moving again from running injuries, martial arts to crossfit.Worth a visit!
Amar Mistry
Amar Mistry
11:39 02 Aug 23
Can't recommend Chris and his team highly enough. Professional, knowledgeable, and all round miracle-worker!
Lucy Hughes
Lucy Hughes
12:59 25 Jul 23

Let’s take action to treat your Shoulder Pain

Chris Branch
Principal Osteopath

We understand that taking the first steps to becoming pain free is always a big decision.

I'd like to personally reassure you that every case is dealt with respectfully, transparently and with care.

Please book your initial appointment and our knowledgeable practitioners will be able to guide you toward feeling great again.

Private Health Insurance

Osteopathy is often covered by private health insurance, but in some cases it is an additional element of the policy or you may need to get a referral from your GP or approval in advance. It is best to contact your insurer and ask about the details and process for your particular policy. We can invoice direct to the insurer if appropriate.

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