Shoulder pain is very common as we attempt to use our upper limbs on a daily basis. Your shoulder is supported by four major muscles that support the girdle. These are called the rotator cuff muscles. It is also supported by various strong ligaments and structures in between them.
Common conditions affecting the shoulder may be from:
Most of the time symptoms of these conditions can overlap and many people may have more than one shoulder condition at any given time. In this instance referral for ultrasounds and other investigations may be of value to determine your course of treatment.
To break it down for you, you may be suffering from a shoulder injury if you present with any of these symptoms:
At Moreland Osteopathy we offer advice and treatment according to your condition. We can advise you on appropriate rehabilitation exercises, postural changes at your workplace and how to lift things to minimise any risk of injury. In addition, we provide hands on manual therapy, which may be able to increase the joint range of motion and flexibility of the shoulder girdle.
If your shoulder pain persists, you may be sent off to do some X-rays or MRI’s depending on your presentation. Some techniques we use for shoulder injuries are Massage, trigger point release, articulation and manipulation of joints, muscle energy technique, inhibition and many more. We use these techniques in order to give your body a chance to take charge, and help itself.
Some effects of Osteopathy are to increase blood flow to your injured site, therefore decreasing pain levels and increasing your healing rate. Every treatment is tailored to you so if you prefer or respond better to certain techniques then we will take that into account. We have excellent bedside manner and aim to make you feel comfortable at all times.