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The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body and so can commonly be affected by a number of painful conditions. These conditions are usually not serious, and can often improve in a relatively short time with simple management techniques.

The getUbetter app is a really useful tool, designed to help you manage your shoulder pain, and guide your recovery day-by-day. It offers you a symptom checker, management advice as well as video exercises. It also advises you when you may need to seek further help, and connects you to your local health service.

Other resources:

Below you will also find a list of resources to help you manage your symptoms at home. You will notice that some of these are related to a specific condition such as a fracture or “Frozen Shoulder”, but others are more general, and are safe to start at home unless otherwise indicated by a healthcare professional:

St. George’s Shoulder Unit Orthopaedics

Frozen Shoulder

Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy

Rotator Cuff Pain Related Syndrome

Proximal Humerus Fracture

The following video will demonstrate exercises for each stage of your recovery: