Shoulders

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder problems including pain, are one of the more common reasons for visiting Sundial here in Brighton. Our physio can advise on the best sort of treatment for your aches and pains. Treatment for Frozen Shoulder for instance will be different to treatment for rotator cuff injury. Our physio will recommend the right combination of treatment such as laser therapy, massage, exercises and chiropractic.

Causes of Shoulder Pain

Effective treatment starts with diagnosing what is causing your problem. We will manually examine all the muscles and ligaments in your shoulder as well as test for cartilage damage. Arthritis of the shoulder is not common but we do see it occasionally and we will refer you for an x-ray to help diagnose if you have this.

The shoulder is the most movable joint in the body. However, it is an unstable joint because of the range of motion allowed. It is easily injured because the ball of the upper arm is larger than the socket that holds it. To remain stable, the joint must be anchored by its muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Problems can occur in any of these tissues and lead to pain in the shoulder.

Pain may be localised or may be referred to areas around the shoulder or down the arm. Problems in the neck also may cause pain that travels along nerves to the shoulder.

Shoulder problems that we can help

  • Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
  • Impingement syndrome
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • SLAP tears (cartilage tear)
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis pain
  • Rehabilitation after fracture, surgery or dislocation

Learn more about diagnosing and treating shoulder pain impingement:

Shoulder pain and Impingement Syndrome – how to diagnose yourself

If you want to discuss alternatives to drugs and surgery for your problem, then we would be happy to help. Call us for a free consultation.

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