5 Conditions Causing Your Shoulder Pain

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Frequent appointments with a physiotherapist are suitable for people of all ages!

Physiotherapy is a non-invasive, safe and effective treatment choice intended to improve movement and alleviate pain arising from a wide variety of work and sports injuries, musculoskeletal disorders, age-related conditions and more.

Usually patients undergo physiotherapy to help relieve symptoms of chronic pain and avoid potential injuries. One of the most important reasons for new patients to visit our physiotherapy clinic is to identify and treat the cause of their chronic shoulder pain.

There are several common causes that give rise to chronic pain in the shoulder. However, one thing is certain: coping with shoulder pain will make it difficult to complete everyday tasks if left untreated.

To learn how physiotherapy can help alleviate (or even eliminate) your problem, contact our office today! If you or a loved one is experiencing shoulder pain, we can help.

What can physiotherapy do for me?

Seeing a physiotherapist as soon as possible if you have encountered persistent shoulder pain may be a good idea.

Physiotherapy is a safe and natural recovery choice that will enable patients of all ages to recover from their shoulder injuries effectively.

Your physiotherapist will analyze your condition, find the cause of your pain, and develop a detailed, specialized treatment plan for your individual needs.

To get relief from shoulder pain, there’s no justification in spending loads of money on costly operations or counter drugs. Physiotherapy could help you get back on the pain-free road.

5 common conditions of shoulder pain

Without giving much thought to how they use their shoulders, most people typically just go about their day.

Did you know that in order to help you complete daily tasks, your shoulders actually do a good bit of work?

There is a good possibility that if you injure or strain your shoulders, you will end up experiencing severe pain.

Five of shoulder pain’s most common causes include:

1. Impingement

Shoulder impingement is a condition that occurs when the top part of the shoulder blade lifts away from the body and puts too much pressure on the underlying soft tissues in the arm.

As the arm lifts, the shoulder blade rubs against the bursa and tendons. If this condition goes untreated, impingement in the shoulder can result in bursitis and/or tendinitis.

2. Frozen Shoulder

Adhesive capsulitis, also known as frozen shoulder, is a condition that occurs following an injury or alongside another shoulder condition.

Most physiotherapists recommend that patients with frozen shoulders rest often in between physiotherapy appointments to avoid developing scar tissue in the shoulder.

On the chance that scar tissue does develop, the muscles surrounding the shoulder may eventually freeze up as well. This will limit your full range of motion and result in chronic pain.

3. Bursitis

The shoulder is made up of a very complex network of moving parts. This makes it a pretty complicated joint! One of the main components that make up the shoulder is called the “bursa.”

The bursa contains small fluid filled sacs that work to keep the joint lubricated. If the bursa becomes inflamed or irritated in any way, you could develop bursitis. This will call for a physiotherapist’s touch, as soon as possible!

4. Tendinitis

Tendinitis is a very common condition that often sends people straight to a physiotherapist for pain relief. It causes inflammation and usually affects people who take part in many physical activities, or work at a job that requires them to use lots of repetitive motions every day.

Take this for example, if you are an athlete who plays tennis, or a professional painter, you could be at high risk for developing tendinitis in your shoulder. This is because you make the same repetitive motions every day to play your sport or do your job.

Those who are at a high risk for developing this condition should be aware of how important it is to not only visit a physiotherapist regularly, but to also rest their shoulders often to prevent chronic pain.

5. Tendon Tears

If you experience an acute injury, or have a degenerative condition, the result can be a torn tendon in your shoulder. The natural aging process, overuse, and random injuries can often cause split or torn tendons as well.

Regardless of whether a patient has experienced a partial or full tendon tear, the pain can be searing and may require regular appointments with a physiotherapist in our clinic.

Contact us today!

To learn more about the benefits of physiotherapy for shoulder pain, contact BeActive Physiotherapy today and begin your journey towards living a pain-free life!


Physiotherapy: A Natural and Easy Solution for Shoulder Pain

Your shoulders are a complex part of your body – they are your most flexible and movable joints, consisting of multiple bones, muscles, and tendons. They provide you with a great amount of mobility, allowing you to perform many of your daily tasks, in addition to several exercise regimens. However, this also means that there are many ways that the shoulders can become injured, resulting in pain and lack of mobility.

Shoulder pain can be experienced due to a multitude of different causes, and there are several steps you can take to ease your discomfort. Physiotherapy is a natural, easy, and effective way to ease shoulder pain. To find out how physiotherapy can benefit you, give our office a call today!

Why am I experiencing shoulder pain?

There are several underlying causes that could result in shoulder pain. For example, a sudden injury or trauma to the shoulders can cause them to become painful. Repetitive motions can also cause shoulder pain, as your muscles, joints, and tendons are working in overdrive. Physiotherapy can treat several specific conditions that may be contributing to the pain or discomfort that you are feeling in your shoulder. Some of the most common conditions resulting in shoulder pain include:

  • Torn cartilage. When a cartilage tears, you may experience a number of painful symptoms. You may experience decreased strength and a limited range of motion in the affected shoulder. You may also experience pain when moving your arm in certain ways. If you are suffering from a torn cartilage, physiotherapy can provide relief.
  • Tendonitis. Tendonitis occurs when a tendon becomes irritated or inflamed. It can appear in several parts of the body, and colloquial terms such as “tennis elbow,” “swimmer’s shoulder,” and “jumper’s knee” are usually used to describe it. A physiotherapist can treat different types of tendonitis and relieve the inflamed area.
  • Strains and sprains. A strain occurs when a muscle or tendon is stretched too far or torn. A sprain occurs when a ligament is stretched too far or torn. Strains and sprains can result in an ongoing shoulder pain that may make it difficult to partake in exercise or even daily tasks. If the strain or sprain is minor, it can sometimes be iced at home and healed with rest. More severe strains and sprains will often require physiotherapy treatments.
  • Bursitis. Bursitis is an inflammation of the joints, and it affects the fluid-filled sacs surrounding the bones, muscles, and tendons. It often occurs in areas of the body that are used for repetitive motions. If you are experiencing bursitis, you may feel stiff or achy in the affected area, which could also become red or swollen. Physiotherapy can help ease the inflammation, as well as your painful symptoms.
  • Frozen shoulder. Frozen shoulder is a painful condition that typically occurs after extended periods of inactivity, such as being contained to a sling or cast after an injury. This condition will gradually worsen over time, resulting in pain and stiffness. It typically corrects itself after a couple years, but physiotherapy can help provide relief while you are recovering. It could also help to speed up the recovery process.
  • Arthritis. Arhritis is a joint disease that causes pain and stifness. There are several different types of arthritis, but the most common are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage between your bones begins to break down, causing the bones to rub together. Rheumatoid arthritis occurs when joints become swollen and inflamed. For both of these conditions, physiotherapy can provide pain relief and mobility improvement.

How will I benefit from physiotherapy?

A physiotherapist works hard to provide improvement to your flexibility and range of motion, in addition to relieving the pain and discomfort you are feeling. They may implement any combination of treatment methods, such as cold and hot therapies to ease pain and increase mobility; massage therapy to relieve pressure on your muscles, joints, and tendons; or an exercise regimen to promote movement and healing of the affected area. Other treatment methods may include aquatic therapy, ultrasound, or electrical nerve stimulation.  

Whatever type of pain you’re experiencing, a trained physiotherapist can create a specialized program to treat your particular condition. Physiotherapy has been proven to help with several conditions, and in many cases it has eliminated the need for harmful drugs and invasive surgeries altogether. Contact BeActive Physiotherapy today to schedule a consultation with one of our physiotherapists, and get started on your journey toward long-lasting relief!




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