Shoulder Pain is common and can be caused by a number of conditions. These conditions include:
- Rotator cuff problem
- Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis
- Referred shoulder pain
An osteopath will work with you to try and understand the cause of your shoulder problem.
Treatment is different in every individual and we may massage and loosen the joints of the neck and upper and mid back and shoulder blade area, and offer specific strengthening or loosening exercises to the shoulder. Advice may be given on posture and look at how you use your shoulder and any lifestyle habits that may be contributing to your shoulder problem.
Arm and hand pain
Pain occurring in the hand can sometimes be relieved by the gentle manual treatment of osteopaths depending on the cause.
Osteoarthritis or wear and tear in the joints of the hand and the elbow may be the cause of your symptoms and may benefit from treatment and advice from an osteopath.
X-rays, scans and other tests are sometimes required to make a diagnosis and your osteopath may refer to your GP or a specialist for any additional investigations or treatment.
Pain in the elbow is often due to two main conditions – tennis elbow and golfer's elbow.
Tennis elbow causes pain and tenderness around the outside of the elbow joint, whereas golfer’s elbow causes pain around the inner side of the joint.
Once the pain starts, your normal activities and habits can maintain the problem.
Pre-existing problems with your neck, wrist or shoulder, that might not be painful in themselves, can make it more likely for you to suffer with tennis or golfers elbow. Most cases ease naturally eventually but many people seek treatment and advice from an osteopath.