Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain has become extremely common over recent years as a result of frequent computer and smartphone usage and increased sedentary lifestyle.

Shoulder pain is often very complex. As a result, shoulder injuries can be more difficult to treat.

Your osteopath will work with you to determine the cause of your pain and decide on a course of treatment.

Common Shoulder injuries include:

  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Tendonitis
  • Shoulder impingement (Subacromial bursitis) – when shoulder tendons are trapped and compressed during shoulder movements
  • Frozen shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis) – when the shoulder capsule swells and stiffens,
  • Restricting mobility
  • Postural tension
  • Referred pain

Shoulder pain is often very complex. As a result, shoulder injuries can be more difficult to treat.

Symptoms of shoulder pain may include:

  • ‘catching’ sensation when raising the arm or reaching
  • sharp pain when moving your arm
  • weakness in your arm or grip
  • throbbing and aching in shoulder whilst sleeping
  • pain radiating down the arm
  • neck and shoulder stiffness

Osteopaths may help your shoulder pain by:

  • improving muscular flexibility in the shoulder area
  • improving range of joint motion in the mid back, neck, shoulder blade and shoulder
  • addressing postural strains and bad habits
  • providing advice on maintaining flexibility and strength around the shoulder region
  • providing exercises for stretching and rehabilitation

Your osteopath may also refer you to a GP for any additional medications or treatment

Provided courtesy of the Osteopathy Australia

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