Shoulder Pain

Article by John Miller

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain and injury is common. Your shoulder is the most mobile of all your joints. Just think about how much it can actually move.

The reason for this movement is a very small joint contact zone. This essentially means that your shoulder is quite unstable. That is why your shoulder muscles are so vital to a normally functioning shoulder.

In most cases, if you are suffering shoulder pain it is because your muscles are simply not strong enough or they are uncoordinated. 

Luckily, both of these dysfunctions can be normalised after a quality assessment and injury-specific exercises.

Most shoulder pain is caused by one of the following categories:

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Common Shoulder Pain & Injury Conditions

  • AC Joint Injury
  • Bicep Tendonitis
  • Broken Shoulder (Fractured Humerus)
  • Bursitis Shoulder
  • Cramps
  • Dislocated Shoulder
  • DOMS - Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Muscle Strain (Muscle Pain)
  • Neck Arm Pain
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Calcific Tendinitis
  • Rotator Cuff Syndrome
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • RSI - Repetitive Strain Injury
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Tendonitis
  • Stress Fracture
  • Swimmer's Shoulder
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Shoulder Treatment

    Researchers have discovered that managing your shoulder injury with physiotherapy is usually successful. Normally, you have two options: non-operative or a surgical approach. Your condition will dictate which option is best for you at this time. Non-operative care is also referred to as conservative rehabilitation.

    If shoulder surgery is required, then your physiotherapist may undertake:

    • pre-operative rehabilitation to either trial a non-operative treatment approach or to condition and prepare your body for a surgical procedure.
    • post-operative physiotherapy - to regain your range of movement, strength, speed and function both to normal.

    PhysioWorks physiotherapists have a special interest and an excellent working relationship with Brisbane's leading shoulder surgeons to provide you with both conservative and operative rehabilitation options to ensure that you will attain the best outcome for your shoulder injury.

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    Common Shoulder Pain Treatment Options

  • Early Injury Treatment
  • Avoid the HARM Factors
  • What to do after a Muscle Strain or Ligament Sprain?
  • Acupuncture and Dry Needling
  • Sub-Acute Soft Tissue Injury Treatment
  • Scapular Stabilisation Exercises
  • Rotator Cuff Exercises
  • Shoulder Exercises
  • Closed Kinetic Chain Exercises
  • Biomechanical Analysis
  • Proprioception & Balance Exercises
  • Agility & Sport-Specific Exercises
  • Medications?
  • Ergonomics
  • Soft Tissue Massage
  • Brace or Support
  • Electrotherapy & Local Modalities
  • Heat Packs
  • Joint Mobilisation Techniques
  • Kinesiology Tape
  • Neurodynamics
  • Physiotherapy Instrument Mobilisation (PIM)
  • Prehabilitation
  • Scapulohumeral Rhythm Exercises
  • Strength Exercises
  • Stretching Exercises
  • Supportive Taping & Strapping
  • TENS Machine
  • Video Analysis
  • Yoga
  • FAQs about Shoulder Pain

  • Common Physiotherapy Treatment Techniques
  • What is Pain?
  • Physiotherapy & Exercise
  • Massage Styles and their Benefits
  • How Does Kinesiology Tape Reduce Swelling?
  • What Causes Post-Exercise Muscular Pain?
  • Heat Packs. Why does heat feel so good?
  • Posture Trainer? Check out the BackTone 4000
  • Rotator Cuff: What is it?
  • Sports Injury? What to do? When?
  • What are Growing Pains?
  • What are the Benefits of a Standing Desk?
  • What are the Common Massage Therapy Techniques?
  • What are the Early Warning Signs of an Injury?
  • What are the Signs of an Unsupportive Pillow?
  • What Can You Do To Help Arthritis?
  • What Causes Rotator Cuff Impingement & Bursitis?
  • What is a TENS Machine?
  • What is Chronic Pain?
  • What is Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy?
  • What is Nerve Pain?
  • What is Sports Physiotherapy?
  • What is the Correct Way to Sit?
  • What is the Shoulder Impingement Zone?
  • What is your Scapulohumeral Rhythm?
  • What to expect when you visit PhysioWorks?
  • What's the Benefit of Stretching Exercises?
  • When is the Best Time for a Pre-Event Massage?
  • When Should You Use a Shoulder Posture Brace?
  • Why do your Joints Click?
  • Helpful Products for Shoulder Pain

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    Last updated 03-Feb-2015 12:01 PM

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