shoulder pain physiotherapy

Possible physiotherapy diagnosis of your shoulder pain and relevant treatments:

Shoulder pain is fairly common with 3 in 10 adults being affected. The shoulder is made up of the Humerus (arm bone), scapula (shoulder blade) and clavicle (collar bone). There are three main joints, with ligaments, cartilage (labrum) and muscles (rotator cuff muscles).  All of these structures have the potential to give shoulder pain, however, treatments differ depending on each individual.

Shoulder pain, when left without physiotherapy intervention, can become a long term problem, many people suffer the symptoms for up to 18 months before consulting a physiotherapist.

Correct diagnosis is of paramount importance as shoulder pain can be a symptom of numerous disorders including neck, diaphragm and heart problems.

Paragon Physiotherapy will provide for you a complete assessment, ensuring the initial cause of the problem is located, followed by a course of treatment that will both reduce your pain and ensure you have the knowledge to manage / alleviate future problems.

Examples of conditions we treat for this pain area:

AC joint inury, arthritis, dislocated shoulder, fibromyalgia, frozen shoulder, muscle strain, overuse injuries, pinched nerves, rotator cuff calcific tendinitis, rotator cutt tear, repetitive strain injury, impingement, tendonitis, swimmers shoulder and thoracic outlet syndrome.

Paragon Physiotherapy provide a range of specialised assessments and treatments which include:

  • Ice / heat pack application
  • TENS (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation)
  • Kinesio Taping
  • Soft tissue mobilization / stretching
  • Gentle range of motion (ROM) exercises
  • Progressive strengthening exercises
  • Postural training
  • Athlete-specific training program
  • Patient education
  • Hydrotherapy

Swimmer with highlighted shoulderMan whincing as he lifts his arm