The shoulder joint is very flexible in a multitude of directions and relies heavily on the surrounding muscles to help maintain good function. Like the neck and back the shoulder is another joint that commonly gets painful. It can be related to poor posture, overuse (tendonitis) or because of a sporting injury. Shoulder pain and poor function can be caused by arthritis. Another common problem found in shoulders is a condition called adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder). Your physiotherapist may use a combination of massage, mobility and strengthening exercises, electrotherapy, and acupuncture to help you get back the function you need to carry on with your daily and sporting activities.