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Shoulder

Shoulder pain is common and can have various causes.

Many of us will experience shoulder pain as a normal part of life. This can however, be very painful, leaving you feeling frustrated, worried and significantly impacting your day-to-day life.

The good news is that it is rarely anything serious and will get better with time. The following information is designed to help you understand and manage your shoulder pain, getting you back to normal life as soon as possible.

For further information about how to help manage your shoulder pain, please see below: 

Frozen Shoulder

New onset of shoulder pain

Rotator Cuff Related Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Osteoarthritis

Get advice from 111 now if:

  • the pain is sudden or extremely severe
  • you cannot move your arm
  • your arm or shoulder has changed shape or is badly swollen
  • you have severe pins and needles that do not go away
  • your arm or shoulder is hot or cold to touch
  • the pain is severe and started after an injury or accident, like a fall
  • hurts when you exercise but goes away when your rest
  • you are experiencing chest pain/tightness with your shoulder pain

111 will tell you what to do. They can tell you the right place to get help if you need to see someone.

Go to 111.nhs.uk or call 111.

If your shoulder pain persists, or you are not sure what to do, you can self-refer to see a local physiotherapist who can help you with your problem.

Physiotherapy self-referral

If you are an NHS patient registered to a qualifying GP surgery, you can now refer yourself directly for MSK physiotherapy without needing an appointment at your GP practice.

You must be aged 16 or over and registered with a Wakefield GP.

Call 01924 224497 or complete the online form by clicking the link below.