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How Does Osteopathy Help Shoulder Pain?

Let us help you get back to everyday life

Shoulder pain can be limiting on everyday activities like getting dressed, bathing and getting a good nights sleep. There are many causes of shoulder pain since the shoulder joint itself is a complex structure with many ligaments and tendons involved that support the joint.

Common Shoulder Injuries

  • Injury of the muscles or tendons that surround the shoulder known as "Rotator Cuff" including tendinopathy and tears

  • Shoulder Impingement

  • Shoulder Bursitis - a swelling of fluid filled sacs that lubricate the joint

  • Frozen shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)

  • Arthritis or wear and tear of the shoulder joint

  • Pain referral from a trapped nerve in the neck

Sometimes shoulder pain can be coming from the neck, if you are also experiencing pins and needles, numbness or weakness of your arm(s) this may be the case. This is why it is important to have your shoulder injury assessed by one of our experienced Osteopaths who will provide hands-on treatment for pain relief and guide you on the road to recovery.

What Can I Do About Shoulder Pain?

What to do depends on what the cause is and that is why it is important to seek professional help.

  • Do not continue exercise as this may make things worse

  • Consult a specialist, such as an Osteopath, who will identify the problem, create a bespoke treatment plan and manage the pain whilst getting you back to your normal activities again.

How Can An Osteopath Help?

At Fern Clinic Osteopaths we will:

  • Conduct a thorough medical case history to find out exactly how you got the problem

  • Perform a physical examination which involves postural analysis and orthopaedic testing to diagnose the condition and explain it to you without the medical jargon

  • Create a bespoke treatment plan to meet your individual needs

  • Provide hands-on treatment to reduce the pain and get you moving again which may include deep tissue massage, joint mobilisations and joint manipulations

  • Provide expert advice on lifestyle changes, ergonomics and stretches/exercises to get you on the road to recovery.

Don’t suffer unnecessarily, consult one of our experienced Osteopaths today who will identify the root cause and provide pain relief.

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