Effective physiotherapy for shoulder pain in Newmarket

Your shoulders allow you to lift and move your arms and hands, so it’s no wonder that when you experience pain in these joints the simplest everyday tasks may be affected, from combing the back of your hair to doing up a bra strap or taking a wallet out of your back pocket. Painful shoulders quite often become stiff too, making movements like reaching overhead difficult.

Shoulders are complex joints. So there are many reasons why you might experience painful or stiff shoulders. For example, there may be compression of the shoulder muscles (rotator cuff impingement), joint arthritis, inflammation in the sac of fluid – called the bursae – which cushions the shoulder joint (bursitis) or a painful, restriction of the capsule that surrounds the shoulder joint (frozen shoulder). Sometimes pain felt in the shoulder can also be referred from a neck condition. So we’ll examine this too, as well as using specialised physical tests to diagnose your condition.

Common causes of shoulder pain and injury that we treat at our Newmarket clinic

If you are suffering with shoulder pain, please don’t hesitate to give us a call and we’ll be able to advise you whether physiotherapy is the right approach for your condition.

Common shoulder conditions which respond really well to physiotherapy treatments include:

  • Muscle tears (rotator cuff)
  • Sports injuries
  • Impingement (sometimes called subacrominal pain syndrome)
  • Frozen shoulder or capsulitis
  • Post-operative rehabilitation
  • Stiffness and weakness after fracture healing
  • Arthrits
  • Instability (excessive shoulder joint flexibility)
  • Referred pain from your neck

How a physiotherapist can help relieve shoulder pain

If it’s the first time you’ve been to our clinic, your physio will listen to your description of the symptoms you are experiencing and ask you questions to guide their physical examination. We’ll examine your neck, posture, the way your shoulder moves and muscle strength to explain why you are experiencing pain and begin treatment.

We offer a range of different treatments to relieve pain and improve joint movement like taping, remedial massage and joint mobilisations. Exercises are specifically tailored to each individual and provided with video links, so you can follow them at home between appointments to continue to good work.

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