Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is a common problem with a number of different causes. It’s often a symptom of another problem. There are a number of reasons why you might be experiencing shoulder pain.

Common causes of shoulder pain include:

  • Poor posture
  • Frozen shoulder – a painful condition that reduces normal movement in the joint and can sometimes prevent movement in the shoulder altogether
  • Rotator cuff disorders – the rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint and help to keep it stable
  • Shoulder instability – where the shoulder is unstable and may have an unusually large range of movement (hypermobility)
  • Acromioclavicular joint disorders – conditions, including osteoarthritis that affect the acromioclavicular joint, which is the joint at the top of the shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis in the shoulder joints
  • A broken (fractured) bone, such as a fracture of the humerus (upper arm bone) or broken collarbone

In some cases, pain in the shoulder isn’t caused by a problem in the shoulder joint, but by a problem in another area, such as the neck, that is felt in the shoulder and upper back.

 

Treatments for Shoulder Pain

It is important to see a physiotherapist for a thorough examination of the shoulder so a working diagnosis can be made. This will ensure the most relevant treatment plan is developed for you. We use a number of different physical methods to promote healing and will explain to you what treatments are available to you and how they will work.

Massage

Various hands on treatment techniques that can help with pain, stiffness and function.     Read More

Manipulation

This has demonstrated to be effective in the management of pain, stiffness and function. Read More

Acupuncture

Recent research supports the effectiveness of acupuncture in the management of pain.

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Electrotherapy

A treatment method that may reduce pain and increase muscle strength and endurance. Read more

Exercise

Exercise has been clinically proven to help manage many issues within the body

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