The shoulder is the most complex joint in your body, designed so that you may move around freely while supporting a lot of weight from different angles.
One third of the population may experience shoulder pain at least once in a lifetime, according to research. It is the third most prevalent musculoskeletal complaint recorded by the World Health Organization. The risk doublese for those who engage in intense physical activity or sports.
Studies have shown that physiotherapy can help with shoulder pain or discomfort as a first-option to expensive surgery. With well-tailored therapies, patients can heal naturally and resume their mobility, gaining insight into bad lifestyle issues that lead to shoulder pain and learn to deal with them to prevent future occurrences, giving you a peace of mind for the long-term.
Types of Shoulder Pain
Most people do not understand the scope of shoulder pain, making them vulnerable to suffering additional injuries. Typical shoulder injuries include:
A. Frozen Shoulder: This is a condition characterized by stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint. Our specialized frozen shoulder physiotherapy helps improve mobility and reduce pain, allowing you to regain full range of motion.
B. Nerve injuries: Physiotherapy can rehabilitate nerve injuries in the shoulder, facilitating nerve regeneration and restoring normal function.
C. Tendinitis: Specialized treatments target tendinitis by reducing inflammation, improving flexibility, and strengthening the surrounding muscles to support the affected tendon.
D. Dislocations: Following a shoulder dislocation, physiotherapy helps restore joint stability, improve muscle strength, and prevent future dislocations.
E. Shoulder impingement: By improving shoulder mechanics, strengthening the rotator cuff, and addressing muscle imbalances, physiotherapy can alleviate this common condition.
F. Fractures: Physiotherapy aids in the recovery process by promoting bone healing, restoring mobility, and enhancing overall shoulder function.
G. Sprains/Strain rotator cuff muscles: Targeted Physiotherapy Exercises can rehabilitate rotator cuff sprains and strains, alleviating pain and restoring strength gradually.
H. Tears/Ruptures in rotator cuff muscles: By combining manual therapy techniques, therapeutic exercises, and progressive rehabilitation, physiotherapy can optimize healing and functional recovery following rotator cuff tears or ruptures
How Shoulder Mobility and Stability Help in Shoulder Pain
Our physiotherapy understands the importance of shoulder mobility and stability, which are critical for optimal performance in any physical activity. A restricted range of motion causes the joint to overextend or become immobile, both of which can cause discomfort and strain the ligaments, muscles, and tendons that surround the joint.
We will show you how to restore and maintain the balance between joint mobility and stability so that you can lower the likelihood of injury or dysfunction. If you are experiencing shoulder pain or discomfort, including frozen shoulder, look us up today. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward a pain-free shoulder.