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Common Causes Of Shoulder Pain

Not being able to lift your arm is a classic symptom of shoulder pain. The main causes include:
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A traumatic event, like a skiing accident, a fall, or a wrench to the arm
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Lifting something awkwardly, or unexpectedly heavy
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Sitting all day putting long term stress on your spine and shoulder muscles
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Sports injuries, exercise routines or just having too much fun!
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Wear and tear as you get older, leading to inflammation and pain in the shoulder joint
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Unknown - many people just don’t know where the trouble came from - Frustrating!

Shoulder Pain Explained In Plain English

Shoulder pain affects our upper arm movement due to a combination of issues with muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves. It can be in one place or spread. It can be more than one issue, or one that leads to another.

Shoulder pain ranges from an annoying niggle that comes and goes, to severe pain when you try to lift your arm, one of the signs of “frozen shoulder”

Sometimes shoulder problems resolve with time, rest or exercise. More often the problem doesn’t get better properly and feels stiff, painful or vulnerable so that you are afraid of getting back to normal activities. This is when a professional opinion and treatment is really helpful.

Untreated, these pains can go from short easy to fix problems, to long term and harder to fix problems. Nobody likes taking pain killers or contemplating surgery. It’s important to choose a treatment which is safe, effective and proven thousands of times over all over the world.

What Are The Major Causes Of Shoulder Pain?

We've already dealt with some of the common causes such as trauma and posture. However, let’s dive in a little deeper to see which shoulder conditions Osteopathic care provides a safe non surgical solution for:

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder often starts innocuously, and builds up over time to something quite bad. There is typically pain in the tip of the shoulder which radiates to the upper arm, worse for lifting the arm up or reaching backwards. Without treatment this can last for a long time.

The arm is stuck in a loop of pain and stiffness, often made worse by exercise.

Arthritis

Arthritis of the shoulder joints often happens after accidents earlier in life, which leads to uneven wear.. It is quite common, building as you get older, but Arthritis is not a one way street and with careful treatment can improve significantly. Pain killers mask the pain and can actually make this condition worse as you overuse irritated tissues in your shoulder...

Tendonitis and Tendon strain

Sometimes there is specific pain in the front of the shoulder, perhaps after lifting or gym training. There will be specific tenderness and perhaps swelling where it hurts. This must be rested!

Upper Shoulder Pain

This is often muscular, from posture issues, overtraining, or trouble with the neck or upper back on that side. This can lead to “referred pain” into the shoulder.

Trapped Nerve

Trapped nerves in your neck can lead to pain in your shoulder. We can do tests to check for this. It will be aggravated by neck movements.

How Does An Osteopath Treat Shoulder Pain?

An Osteopath will only use their hands and brain to skilfully and logically assess your symptoms. We train for many years to feel what is normal and what is in trouble, and Osteopathy is a fantastic method for getting your body back in tip-top shape again.

We don’t use machines or ask you to do endless exercises that you find difficult and don’t help. In fact many people have been given exercises which just prolong the problem and make it worse! We just get your body working properly by aligning everything, and getting the parts talking to each other. Treatment is typically very gentle and relaxing. Healing comes naturally without drugs or surgery. Because it is very hard to rest a shoulder, recovery is often not instant, but your Osteopath will give you a care plan with what to expect as recovery progresses.

This means you can be well in a truly natural way, by in the end the miracle of your body healing itself.

And here's the best bit... By fixing the root cause of your problems, frequently people find that related issues that are connected also show drastic improvement, so you get help with all sorts of issues you didn’t even realise were connected, like tennis elbow or tingling in the fingers.

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From clients benefiting from a better quality life

Melinda has been amazing! She’s really helped me to recover postpartum and I wish I visited her during my pregnancy. I had quite a few complicated issues due to my pregnancy and she really helped me to feel like myself again. My postpartum recovery wouldn’t have been the same without her. Thank you so much with your magic touch!
Ellie Z
Ellie Z
13:16 08 Dec 21
Excellent service and very professional. I was in a lot of back pain and Tino fixed it after just the first appointment! He also recommended some great exercises to prevent it happening again - I would highly recommend.
Damian Wright
Damian Wright
19:25 04 Dec 21
I went to Guilia initially with a stiff lower back that was stopping me training. Not only did she quickly free up my lower back but has worked on my upper and mid back making me much more able to move the way I want to! I would highly recommend Fulham Osteopaths and Guilia.
Matt Rigby
Matt Rigby
11:44 04 Dec 21
Melinda and Andrew run an amazing practice. Fulham Osteopaths have helped me recover from various injuries in the last few years. Verena has been ‘applying her magic’, for want of technical terminology, for only three sessions and already I feel confident she will get me back on the tennis court. She is very thorough, methodical and understanding and set me some excellent exercises to maintain progress in between visits.
Simon Wigg
Simon Wigg
17:56 01 Dec 21
Verena was vey helpful and after the first visit my neck pain has improved significantly. She is very knowledgeable and was able do diagnose quickly the underlying issue. She also advised me on a right pillow and desk setup, which defiantly were root causes of my neck problems.
Anna Bourguignon
Anna Bourguignon
10:56 27 Nov 21
Such amazing treatment from start to finish. A warm welcome, amazing heartfelt diagnosis and treatment second to none. My son has been in and out of doctors and hospitals but nothing worked until he was seen here. Now he doesn’t ever have a migraine after years and years of pain and discomfort. I can throughly recommend Fulham Osteopath, it’s changed our lives. Thank you.
Vanessa Gosbee
Vanessa Gosbee
06:52 22 Nov 21
Couldn't recommend enough - my newborn and i both see Melinda with very positive results. A must for all women and babies after birth. Thank you!
Clementina Elphinstone
Clementina Elphinstone
09:41 20 Nov 21
I visited Katharine in a lot of headache pain. She studiously took my health history, discussed what she was going to do and gave me a treatment on my initial appointment. I then had two further appointments where she gave me a treatment and exercises to relieve my symptoms between treatments. I found her to be personable, warm and responsive. My headache has not completely disappeared but certainly has been made more bearable! Would highly recommend!
Serena Evans
Serena Evans
14:04 10 Nov 21
Really good osteopath. Had several sessions earlier this year and the issue was fixed.
Freddie Shirley
Freddie Shirley
12:14 09 Nov 21
From the moment my client and her newborn baby met Melinda I watched a sense of calmness descend on a pair of troubled shoulders. We were all made to feel welcome and instantly knew we were in the best hands possible. Melinda has the most incredible knowledge built up from years of clearly loving what she’s does, and is a delight to watch as she expertly “felt” her way over the baby, in order to diagnose how best to help her feel less stressed from a quick birth. She explained every step of what she was doing, took great care to ensure both mum and her baby were comfortable at all times and happily answered every question we had.The practice has kept all COVID-19 sanitation measures in place and strived to keep all clients distanced and safe.I highly recommended not only Melinda but the whole of the practice.
claire smith
claire smith
16:43 08 Nov 21

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