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Shoulder Pain Physiotherapy
Shoulder pain is a very very common problem that affects around thirty
percent of people (or 3 out of 10 people have shoulder pain).
Good news is that we've a team of senior physiotherapists and senior hand therapists with decades of shoulder pain management experience.
This article aims to help you understand and find out everything you need and want to know about shoulder joint pain,
including upper arm pain and shoulder blade pain.
You know, shoulder and
upper arm pain can come about from a whole slew of different causes. In some cases, shoulder and upper arm pain may
be related to
- wear and tear
- an injury
In some cases, shoulder pain may not even be caused by a problem in the
shoulder itself, but from a problem in the neck which travels or radiates downwards to the shoulder. Of course, sometimes, shoulder pain may also
travel up the neck, across the top of the back and shoulder blades and
down the arm.
Our shoulder joint is made up of the
- humerus (upper
- scapula (shoulder blade) and
- the clavicle (collar bone)
is surrounded by muscles, tendons, ligaments and bursa which work
together. The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body but this
flexibility makes it prone to injury.
This article will cover 2 general topics on shoulder pain:
- Shoulder pain diagnosis
- Shoulder pain injuries
Shoulder pain diagnosis
This diagnosis section will help you work and figure out what is causing and aggravating your
shoulder pain which is important to determine the best shoulder pain physiotherapy treatment for you.
How we do it is that we can
start by determining exactly where your shoulder pain is, and then from there, what your
specific symptoms are and how the pain started to work out the most
likely cause of your shoulder pain.
Shoulder Injuries & Conditions
Here you can find out about the most common causes of shoulder pain as well as shoulder joint pain.
If you have already consulted a doctor, you may have already been told by your doctor what is wrong with your shoulder (if this is you, then just choose from the list of shoulder injuries and conditions below and read more about your specific shoulder pain condition).
if you do not know what your specific shoulder condition is, then we
recommend that you scroll through the list of shoulder conditions below.
For your convenience, we've included a brief summary of the causes and
symptoms to help you identify your problem. Left-click to read more in detail about each painful shoulder condition ya.
Rotator Cuff Tear: One of the most common shoulder problems. Damage
to one of the tendons either from wear and tear or an injury results in a
tear causing shoulder pain and weakness. Most common over the age of
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome: Repetitive pinching and friction
on the soft tissues in the shoulder which leads to shoulder pain with
arm movements, particularly around shoulder height. May be due to wear
and tear or inflammation
Fractured Collarbone: Most common in
children and young adults, and usually caused by an awkward fall. There
is usually immediate pain and swelling and it may be difficult to move
Bankart Lesion: A tear in the cartilage that causes
shoulder instability (sometimes dislocation) and catching pain. Usually
caused by a fall or contact sports
Shoulder Fractures: Find out
all about the different types of shoulder fractures, how they are
treated and how to make a great recovery
Fractures: This is when there is a break at the top of the upper arm
bone. Here we look at the common causes, symptoms and treatment options
Frozen Shoulder: Most commonly affecting patients who are between the ages of 40-70. It usually starts with pain in the shoulder with progressive shoulder stiffness. After a while the pain eases but the stiffness gets progressively worse and arm movement feels blocked. In most cases develops for no obvious reason although it can follow and injury or surgery
Shoulder Bursitis: Inflammation of one of the fluid filled sacs in the shoulder joint leading to shoulder pain, weakness and stiffness. Often causes by repetitive overhead actions
Brachial Neuritis: Sudden onset of severe shoulder pain followed by weakness and loss of movement. Caused by inflammation of the brachial plexus
Restless Arm Syndrome: Pain, strange sensations and involuntary arms movements that seems to be particularly worse at night
SLAP Tear: Damage to the top part of the cartilage that surrounds the shoulder joint. Causes shoulder pain, instability and weakness
Scapulothoracic Bursitis: aka Snapping Shoulder blade: Inflammation of the bursa affects shoulder blade movement, often resulting in a snapping/grating sound at the scapula as you move the arm
shoulder pain physiotherapy
Patients may also receive the following hand therapy treatment modalities:
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PHYSIOTHERAPY & PHYSICAL THERAPY
See all the conditions our principal physiotherapists treat.
HAND THERAPY & CUSTOMIZED SPLINTING
Patients who sustained injuries to their elbows, forearms, hands, wrists
(sprains and fractures) and fingers, usually will benefit / require Hand Therapy to
- manage and decrease hand pains
- improve range of motion, strength and dexterity
- increase the function of their hand
following injuries or post-operations
Commonly treated hand pain injuries includes
REFORMER CLINICAL PILATES & WELLNESS PILATES
Clinical Pilates is a form of physical exercise that focuses on posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility and breathing.
It is a system of safe and effective exercises, which
meet specific individual needs, to treat a wide range of injuries
You may do Pilates as matwork or with the reformer or both, and every session will be customized 100% to your fitness, injury and tolerance.
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE (TCM)
- Cupping TCM
- Auricular Therapy TCM
- Herbal TCM Medicine & Supplementation
DEEP TISSUE RELEASE & SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPY
Sports and deep tissue release massage helps to increase nutrient-rich blood
flow to tired, tight and tense muscles to accelerate recovery and shorten downtime / recovery period required.
It also prevents
muscles from scar tissue micro-tears (and potential ruptures), and increases muscle
performance. Having regular deep tissue and sports massage will keep your muscles healthy and fit with body/movement-confidence.
Read the benefits of regular deep tissue release therapy here.
All our allied health therapists and TCM physicians are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCMB).
See our entire team here with introductions and their specializations.
At the first session, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough
assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to
help you recover as well as provide treatment in the same session.
Follow up sessions are inline to provide
expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific
exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term
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