Hydrodilatation for Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)®

See results in
24hours – 4 weeks*

Effects last
Up to 10 years**

Hydrodilatation Cost
£350 per injection

About Hydrodilatation

Hydrodilatation is a non-surgical treatment for frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis). It involves injecting a mixture of sterile saline, local anesthetic, and steroid into the shoulder joint to stretch the joint capsule and reduce inflammation. This procedure aims to improve shoulder movement and decrease pain.

The benefits of hydrodilatation include early reduction in pain and an increase in the range of shoulder movement. The reported success rate is over 70% in improving shoulder movement and over 90% in reducing pain [source] [source 2].

The effects of hydrodilatation can be felt immediately by some people, but for others, it may take several weeks to achieve full benefit. Sustainable effects have been reported up to ten years after the procedure, and low repeat intervention rates have been observed at long-term follow-up. However, the duration of the effects can vary from person to person [source 3].

In summary, hydrodilatation is a safe and effective treatment for frozen shoulder, with the potential to provide long-lasting relief from pain and improved shoulder movement. The effects can be felt immediately by some individuals, while for others, it may take several weeks to experience the full benefit.

*Results vary by patient. You will receive more guidance by a practitioner prior to booking your treatment.
** Although effects are long lasting they do vary. Our chartered physiotherapists will provide more detail during your consultation.