Shoulder Pain

The shoulder joint could be considered the most complex joint in the human body. No other major joint has the incredible range of movement that the shoulder has, and it allows us to perform a huge number of tasks without thinking.

Shoulder pain can be felt in the joint itself, in the upper arm (bicep region), or even down the whole of the arm. In some cases, neck injuries can cause pain in the shoulder, even though the shoulder is not the site of injury.

Common shoulder complaints are frozen shoulder, tendon pain, bursitis, SLAP lesions (similar to a cartilage problem in the knee) and, less commonly, arthritis. 

Shoulder pain can be debilitating, especially frozen shoulders and bursitis. Often, to help reduce pain and allow for other treatments to take place, a clinician will recommend a steroid injection as a first line of treatment. Shoulders respond very well to injection therapies. 

Treatments for shoulder complaints are exercise-based rehabilitation, strength & conditioning, manual therapy, injections, advice/education, and home exercises.

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*The information on this page is not a substitute for medical advice and we advise people to seek help for any complaint from one of our physiotherapists or other suitably qualified clinician.

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