Shoulder pain has become extremely common over recent years as a result of frequent computer and smartphone usage and increased sedentary lifestyle. Common Shoulder injuries include:
Rotator cuff tears
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
Symptoms of Shoulder Pain
'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
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.
Osteopaths May Help
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.
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