Physiotherapy For Shoulder Pain

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Physiotherapy For Shoulder Pain

 

You have probably found this post because you are searching for ‘physiotherapy for shoulder pain.’

 

Unfortunately many of us will experience the limitations of a painful shoulder at some point in our life. Although there can be many causes many will be familiar with the difficulty doing up your seat belt, lifting the arm above the head or that dread as you climb into bed ready fo another sleepless night.

 

The shoulder is Nicole’s favourite joint of the body.

 

Where most physio’s hate shoulders because of their complexity Nicole loves the challenge of problem solving and finding a solution to aid people back to recovery.

What Causes Shoulder Pain?

 

Physiotherapy for shoulder pain is important because the shoulder is such a crucial joint. Without it you can find yourself frustrated, unable to play tennis, make a cup of tea or walk the dog. With our dominant arm often affected this can make if difficult to complete everyday tasks or even work.

 

Although classified as a ball and socket the actually structure of the shoulder relies heavily on the rotator cuff muscle working together to hold the humeral head central in the joint.

 

There are several structures that can become sensitised and sore and our Chartered physiotherapists will provide effective treatment so you can return to the life you love.

What Common Conditions Can Physiotherapy Treat In The Shoulder?

 

We treat a wide range of conditions. If you are unsure if physiotherapy is right for you book your free discovery call to discuss whether we can help.

  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Rotator cuff dysfunction
  • Nerve referral from the neck
  • Tendinopathies
  • Subacromial pain syndrome (Impingement)
  • Post dislocation
  • Muscle strains

Common Causes Of Shoulder Pain

  • Manual work
  • DIY
  • Hypermobility syndrome (causes dislocations)
  • Sports Injuries
  • Overuse
  • Working at a desk

How Can Physiotherapy Help Shoulder Pain?

Physiotherapy aims to help relieve shoulder pain through strengthening the surrounding muscle to normalise movement.

 

People are often surprised how quickly pain can resolve once you use the muscle effectively. If we can reduce the effort on muscles which are compensating and normalise your movement pattern this can help to reduce pain.

 

We also use ultrasound to aid healing (such as for rotator cuff tears), soft tissue mobilisations and joint mobilisation techniques to reduce pain.

 

What Will happen In A Shoulder Assessment?

It is important we understand how your pain or injury has occurred. Some pains come on over time and some are the result of an injury. Taking a detailed history helps us to understand the mechanism and guide our treatment. 

 

We will help cut through the noise of Dr. Google and get you focused on spending time on the things that make the difference, avoiding unnecessary pain or delay in your recovery. 

 

What Treatments Are Used For Shoulder Pain?

 

We have an amazing tool kit to help relieve shoulder pain.

 

Treatments include TENs, Compex, Ultrasound, exercise prescription, soft tissue mobilisations, manual therapy and loads more.

 

So if you need help getting back on the golf course, rugby pitch or just putting your food away in the cupboard then book your free discovery call and take that first step on the road to your recovery.

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