One of the most common complaints we see at ProMOTION Physiotherapy is shoulder pain. It can be very debilitating, impacting on sleep and day to day functional activities. We love treating shoulder pain and our Chartered Physiotherapists have taken additional training and learning to keep up with new evidence in the management and treatment of shoulder conditions so that we can provide you with effective Physiotherapy for your Shoulder Pain.
Causes of Shoulder Pain
Shoulder pain can happen following an acute injury (traumatic shoulder pain) or develop over time for no apparent reason (atraumatic shoulder pain).
Traumatic Shoulder Pain
Traumatic shoulder injuries can occur during sporting activities, trips and falls or perhaps doing some new extreme activities in this winter weather (sledging!).
Examples of traumatic shoulder injuries include Labral Tears, Rotator Cuff Tear, Shoulder Dislocation, Acromioclavicular Joint Dislocation or Humeral Head Fracture. For many of these injuries you are likely to attend A&E or a minor injury unit in the first instance. Physiotherapy can help with your rehabilitation post initial management to help you regain full function.
Atraumatic Shoulder Pain
Atraumatic shoulder pain occurs without specific injury. You may have taken up a new hobby or activity and used your shoulder in a way that you don’t normally do so. For example pulling a child along on a sledge, doing a new project in the garden or taking up tennis when you haven’t played in a long time. Commonly shoulder pain can occur without any such history. Examples of atraumatic shoulder pain include:
- Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
- Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy
- Calcific Tendonitis
- Pain referred from Neck
Physiotherapy for Shoulder Pain
Our experienced team of Chartered Physiotherapists can assess your shoulder pain, diagnose your shoulder condition and work with you using a number of treatment techniques to get you back to doing the things that you love.
Treatment normally involves educating you on your problem, appropriate rehabilitation exercises for your condition and symptoms, taping techniques to reduce pain and irritability and hands on techniques to improve mobility of your shoulder.
If you are in need of help or advice please contact us here.