If you have shoulder pain which is reducing your quality of life and has not improved in the past two weeks, we recommend seeing one of our trained physiotherapists.
Our team of qualified physiotherapists can help to address and counter several of the causes of shoulder pain. With a combination of joint mobilisation, massage and a tailored set of at-home exercises our team can help you reduce pain and regain a larger range of motion in your shoulder.
The shoulder is the most mobile joint in your body so taking good care of it is paramount. Aside from a fractured shoulder, the most common causes of shoulder pain are;
- Rotator Cuff Syndrome
The rotator cuff refers to the small group of muscles that control the movement of the shoulder’s ball and socket joint. Injuries and inflammation of this group of muscles can cause severe shoulder pain.
- Shoulder Dislocation
This occurs when the ball of your upper arm bone is forced out of its correct position in the socket. This can also cause secondary injuries such as a Hills-Sachs fracture or a Bankhart lesion. Both the dislocation and the subsequent injuries can cause severe pain and/or numbness around the shoulder area.
- Frozen Shoulder
Also known as adhesive capsulitis, this is characterised by stiffness, pain and a loss of function in the shoulder. Though the exact causes are unknown; certain groups such as women, those over 40 and diabetics are at more risk of being sufferers.
- Shoulder Arthritis
Although this can affect anyone, the chances are greater if you are older and/or have overworked or injured your shoulder.
If you are experiencing ongoing shoulder pain, book an appointment here.