If you’re someone who suffers from chronic shoulder pain you know how debilitating it can be. And if you don’t know what’s causing the pain, it can be difficult to figure out how to ease it.
Fortunately, at North Melbourne Osteopathy we can help you find the cause and treat the condition.
In this article, we’ll explore some of the more common causes of shoulder pain and treatment options at a Flemington Osteopathy Clinic.
Rotator Cuff Tears
Your rotator cuff is one of the most important parts of your shoulder. The muscles and tendons in your rotator cuff are what holds your shoulder in place. If you happen to fall and land on an outstretched hand, you might tear your rotator cuff. This is a major cause of shoulder pain. Tears can also result from repetitive activities or from degeneration of the tissues as a result of aging.
The solution? A North Melbourne Osteopathy can help to treat a rotator cuff injury by strengthening the muscles in the area and prescribing stretching exercises.
Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy (Tendon Pain)
Tendinopathy is a common cause of shoulder pain that occurs when tendons around your shoulder become injured, due to compression, repetitive loading. A lot of people who develop tendon pain do so because their jobs or hobbies involve the repetition of a particular movement involving the shoulders.
Most cases of tendon pain can be improved at a North Melbourne Osteopathy with manual hands-on techniques and specialised rehab exercises.
Shoulder impingement occurs when shoulder tendons are trapped and compressed during shoulder movements resulting in pain. This is a condition that usually develops because of a rotator cuff injury – a double whammy of pain!
To treat this condition, book an appointment at a North Melbourne Osteopathy to help restore shoulder function and prescribe strengthening exercises to help you manage the pain at home.
Frozen shoulder is a common condition that occurs when the shoulder capsule swells and stiffens, in turn restricting mobility in your shoulder. Signs and symptoms typically begin quite slowly, and gradually worsen over time. Frozen shoulder is thought to occur more often in people who have diabetes or in those who have had to keep their shoulder immobilized for a long time (due to a fracture).
An osteopath at a North Melbourne Osteopathy can help to relieve tension caused by a frozen shoulder and improve your range of motion over time.
If you have poor posture or weak shoulder muscles this can also cause shoulder pain or postural tension. If your job involves prolonged sitting or if you lead a sedentary lifestyle you will be more prone to shoulder pain that results from postural tension.
To improve your posture and relieve shoulder pain, visit a North Melbourne Osteopathy for appropriate treatment and techniques to help you improve your posture.
Visit our North Melbourne Osteopathy for effective shoulder pain treatment
Here at North Melbourne Osteopathy we can identify the root cause of your shoulder pain and give you an appropriate treatment plan to manage your condition and ease your pain.
Simply give us a call on 1800 067 836 or 03 9328 1151 or make an appointment via our website today!