The shoulder joint is an extremely flexible joint which allows us to move the arm in all directions. This wide range of joint movement however means the shoulder is very susceptible to injury. Many shoulder problems are caused by the breakdown of soft tissue through either repeated use or sudden over load.
Shoulder pain may be felt in one small spot, in a larger area, or down the arm. There are various causes of should pain and discomfort.
- A Dislocated Shoulder is a common shoulder injury in contact sports. Shoulder dislocations are characterised by severe shoulder pain and hospital treatment is required to restore normal shoulder anatomy.
- This generally occurs due to wear and tear and affects both the bony and muscular structures of the shoulder.
Rotator Cuff Tear
- The primary symptom of a Rotator Cuff injury is a sudden onset of pain in the shoulder, especially when movement is involved eg. lifting your arm.
Our highly skilled team of Physiotherapists are trained to accurately assess the shoulder and to treat your pain effectively with both hands-on techniques and a carefully designed home strengthening and stretching programme.
Acupuncture and heat may also be used to enhance healing and provide some pain relief. Shoulder problems are best treated early to prevent them becoming chronic; however longstanding problems can also be treated effectively by accurate diagnosis and treatment.
Acute Shoulder injuries should be treated immediately by following the principles of POLICE:
- Optimally Load
Our team of fully qualified Chartered Physiotherapists have vast amounts of experience dealing with shoulder injuries.
They can help you overcome any issues you have through various techniques that are perfect for shoulder issues.
Initially, our Chartered Physiotherapists will carry out a thorough assessment to determine the cause of your shoulder pain, grade of your sprain, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to help you recover.
Our highly skilled Physiotherapists will provide expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific exercises to treat and strengthen your shoulder, reducing your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term solution.