Shoulder pain is the third most common complaint after lower back and neck pain to present to the doctors office. Shoulder pain may originate in the joint itself, or from many of the surrounding muscles, ligaments or tendons and can result in considerable pain and disability.
The shoulder is a complex joint and has the greatest range of motion of any joint in the body. In fact our shoulders are capable of moving in more than 16000 positions. Unfortunately in order to attain greater mobility the shoulder joint has to give up stability, so it’s no wonder that this part of the body can cause us so much grief.
Symptoms of shoulder pain may include:
- ‘Catching’ sensation when raising the arm or reaching
- Sharp pain when moving your arm
- Weakness in your arm or grip
- Throbbing and aching in shoulder whilst sleeping
- Pain radiating down the arm
- Pain that can radiate up into the collar bone and neck
- Neck and shoulder stiffness
Some of the common causes of the shoulder pain are:
- Rotator cuff Tendinopathy /Tendinosis
- Impingement syndrome
- Frozen Shoulder
Fortunately most shoulder conditions can be treated successfully by conservative (non surgical) treatment, Our Petersham Chiropractors provide hands on treatment and can provide you with a specific rehabilitation program.
The most important step is to obtain a correct diagnosis of your shoulder pain. Due to the location of the pain, it is extremely important to rule out any serious conditions; which may have similar pain referral patterns. Our team of highly qualified Chiropractors are available to answer any questions you may have and provide you with the suitable help for your particular condition.