Neck and Shoulder pain can be a problem for many of us. Sufferers often have had problems for many years. At JYphysiotherapy we address you as a whole and look at how we can change long term adaptations. This can include soft tissue work, mobilizations, self stretching and strength work, and finally ways to self manage. We look at your activity level, your stress levels and your ergonomic situations at work and at home.
Shoulder pain can often be quite disabling and comes on gradually. People often assume it will go away and do not see a practitioner about it. Often the earlier we see patients the quicker the results. We also have good links with Shoulder Specialists if we feel that an opinion is necessary. Some common conditions we see include; sub-acromial impingement, adhesive capsulitis or frozen shoulder, rotator cuff tendinopathy. Occasionally shoulder pain is referred from your neck which is why we perform a thorough assessment.
The main causes of shoulder pain can be:
- Referral from the neck- The neck joints and discs can radiate some symptoms into the shoulder masquerading as shoulder pain. If you have had a painful or stiff neck and then get shoulder pain there may be some symptoms that start in the neck.
- Pain can stem from tendons around the shoulder- symptoms for tendon pain include pain on moving the arm similar to a pinch and then eases when the movement stops. This can gradually get worse and be painful constantly. It is unusual to have stiffness with tendon pain but sometimes you can get a mixed picture. Treatment for tendon pain in the shoulder is a progressive loading or resistance programme which is monitored by the physiotherapist to optimise results.
- Frozen shoulder or capsulitis- Frozen shoulder is a term you can hear being used for a stiff and painful shoulder. It is still unknown why some people suffer with this condition, it has been linked to diabetes or on some occasions can be secondary to a primary injury. The first thing you need to do if you think you have a frozen shoulder is have a check x-ray to rule out any other causes of the pain and stiffness. If the x-ray is clear then the diagnosis can be made. Options for frozen shoulder include; hydrodilitation, steroid injection, and active physiotherapy to help regain some movements. If untreated it may take up to 18 months to clear. It is fairly common to be left with some mild restrictions on certain movements but it is important that you keep moving the shoulder.
- Dislocating or unstable shoulder- this is when you have a shoulder that feels unstable, this may be due to an injury (usually on an outstretched arm) or may be congenital (born with the problem). Unstable shoulders can be treated conservatively with strengthening. If that is not successful then surgery may be indicated. Working on a good strengthening programme is our forte so please get in touch.
For more information on the conditions we treat and services we offer, or to book an appointment please call 0208 0909330 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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