Shoulder pain and symptoms can stem from many factors, and the onset may be sudden or gradual. The intensity and nature of your symptoms can vary from minor stiffness through to more significant concurrent symptoms that impact work and life. Shoulder pain may be related to a direct traumatic injury, or occur gradually from poor postural positions or muscular weakness.
Localised shoulder pain and symptoms have their origin within the Glenohumeral Joint (otherwise known as the ball and socket joint). Referred symptoms are often caused by pain stemming from the base of the neck, mid to upper back, shoulder blade, ribcage, collar bone or upper limb.
Your symptoms can be directly related to physical factors, like problematic posture, or changes in routine and physical activity. Underlying causative factors include reduced mobility and stability around the spine or shoulders, and inadequate strength within your shoulder joint and surrounding joints for particular activities.
Pure Physio are driven to achieve the gold standard of clinical care and best patient outcomes for all patients with shoulder injuries or pain. Our key point of difference is the value we place on the highest standards of physical rehabilitation for any presentation.
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The great thing about a team approach is our Physiotherapists have an extensive range of specific skill sets. Whatever the problem, our team is here to help. We can assist with:
- pain of any nature in or around the shoulder (sharp, dull, deep, aching, burning).
- any kind of audible ‘pop’ or ‘crack’ sound in the shoulder joint.
- dislocation – a feeling of the arm ‘separating’ from the shoulder joint.
- subluxation – a feeling of the shoulder popping out then back in again.
- shoulder tendinopathy
- bursitis, impingement, and capsulitis
- rotator cuff muscle tears or pathology
- post-pregnancy related shoulder pain
- sports injuries – throwing or racquet sports, swimming, rowing, cycling
- post-operative shoulder rehabilitation
- lifestyle injuries from activities such as gardening, housekeeping, sewing, or looking after your kids
- reduced mobility of the shoulder, neck or arm.
- altered sensations including pins and needles or numbness in the arm or hand, pain radiating from the neck or upper back, or a sensation of weakness
- inability to complete your normal physical activities.
- commencement of a new activity involving lifting, throwing or repetitive work