This common condition (known as adhesive capsulitis among the professionals) occurs when the ball and socket joint in the shoulder becomes inflamed, explains one osteopath reader. This makes the lining of the joint capsule sticky and at times, it gets stuck rather like when sellotape turns in on itself. Therefore, even the slightest pulling movement on this stuck joint capsule will feel like a painful overstretch. So, what should one do with a frozen shoulder? See a chiropractor, says one reader, who saw her friend's shoulder show a 99% improvement after months of therapy. Others have seen a high success rate with a range of therapies including the Bowen technique, acupuncture, lymphatic massage, Reiki and craniosacral therapy. Nutrition-wise, one reader suggests alkalinising the diet and increasing intakes of essential fatty acids, antioxidants and minerals. Glucosamine supplements, in particular, are helpful for joint complaints.