Shoulder Pain is common and can be caused by a number of conditions. These conditions include:
Rotator cuff problem – pain in the shoulder or upper arm, particularly when lifting the arm, lying on it or using the sore muscles. It is often the result of repetitive overuse of the arm and shoulder during a sport or activity or the result of a shoulder injury. Age can also play a part.
Acromioclavicular joint pain – painful joint on the tip of the shoulder where the collarbone and shoulder blade join.
Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis – is the painful and gradual stiffening of the shoulder capsule (the tissue that surrounds your shoulder joint) and the shoulder can often become so stiff and painful that it limits your ability to use your arm in everyday activities.
Referred shoulder pain – pain is experienced in an area away from the actual injury or problem e.g. pain in shoulder which is usually referred from the neck or upper back.
Osteoarthritis – progressive wearing away of the cartilage of the joint leading to the two bones of the joint rubbing together causing pain. Patients who have had previous trauma or shoulder surgery are most likely to develop osteoarthritis in later life. Symptoms include swelling, stiffness, aching and sharp, stabbing pains.
Shoulder instability – dislocation or excessive movement of the shoulder joint.
How can NIHP Durham help?
- We can help you find out what’s really going on, and get to the root cause of your shoulder pain
- We can quickly start treatment that will relieve you of the pain you are suffering
- We can provide self-help techniques to do at home to help speed up your recovery
- Once we’ve sorted out the problem, we’ll give you the best advice for avoiding pain in future
We can help you get back to living life free from shoulder pain.
Treatment is different in every individual, and sometimes it might involve treating other areas in the body such as the hips or neck. Your body is a network of inter-connected bones, muscles and nerves.
Practitioners will use a wide range of manual treatments depending on your age, fitness and diagnosis.
Practitioners may also offer advice on your lifestyle, particularly if they feel something you are doing repetitively is part of the reason why you have shoulder pain. They may offer advice on your posture, diet and exercises.
Book your treatment today
- Does your shoulder pain stop you sleeping at night?
- Is your energy ‘zapped’ for the rest of the day?
- Has it stopped you enjoying quality time with friends and family?
- Are you sick of painkillers that are harmful to your long-term health?
- Do you want to avoid dangerous surgery and painful injections?