Shoulder pain can be a common complaint to athletes who use their shoulder repetitively, such as tennis players, squash players, swimmers, bowlers in cricket and baseball.
Athletes however, are not the only ones afflicted with shoulder pain as many occupations require considerable shoulder use which can lead to shoulder injury.
Sudden, unaccustomed use of the shoulder can also trigger problems.
While there are a number of causes of shoulder pain, the most common is related to strain and inflammation of one or more tendons of the shoulder muscles. This is known as Rotator Cuff Tendonosis and causes pain and stiffness in shoulder and arm movement.
Unfortunately many shoulder problems do not go away by themselves. The pain can sometimes be relieved by rest but often comes back upon return to activity. This is because the underlying cause is often biomechanical. That is, the shoulder is not moving or functioning correctly. With an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment normal shoulder function can be regained, allowing for painfree return to activities.
Treatment techniques used in our practice to treat shoulder problems include massage or soft tissue therapy, trigger point therapy and mobilisation, along with specific exercises to correct any muscle imbalance within the shoulder girdle. Speak to one of our experienced practitioners for a solution to your shoulder problem.