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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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Katherine was great! I had repetitive injuries in my back from sport and after 3 sessions she gave me the tools to prevent these injuries from happening again. Highly recommend.
Mike Ladouceur
Mike Ladouceur
16:06 27 Sep 21
I took my baby to see Katherine to help with sleeping issues. She immediately noted areas of tightness causing him pain and after one session he was sleeping through the night. After four sessions he was a different baby, sleeping and eating batter leading to a much happier baby. I wish I had taken him earlier!
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14:55 17 Aug 21
Andrew Cotton is such professional, experienced, gifted, caring and talented Osteopath. I am so lucky to have found him to resolve a neck issue which was giving me the most horrendous pain in my shoulder and migraines. I was in agony when I first arrived and a few sessions later, I am now pain free, have a much greater range of movement and able to turn my neck again! Such a brilliant result! Thank you Andrew for your talent.
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09:57 06 Aug 21
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Adriana DeSoto
16:54 18 Jul 21
I first discovered Fulham Osteopaths as a sleep-deprived first time Mum - I did not know what osteopathy was before then! I am so grateful to have Fulham Osteopaths as part of my community - Melinda is so lovely (as are her staff!) and the practice exemplifies holistic care that is critically missing in many parts of our health system. Now my whole family receives care from the practice and every time, no matter the niggle (or emergency!) we receive excellent care throughout. Many thanks!!
Julia Tee
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19:09 08 Jul 21
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Daisy Shirley
Daisy Shirley
08:09 02 Jul 21
I went to see Tino after I hurt my back lifting heavy plant pots! He has been just incredible; after the first visit alone, I was feeling so much betterI have had 4 visits in total and am now fully back to normal with no pain at all. Super big shout out to this osteopath who has a great manner and huge knowledge.
Julia Woodman
Julia Woodman
08:30 28 Jun 21
Katherine the Paediatric Osteopath is brilliant. She has helped my 11 year old Son with muscular aches & pains and his posture has improved a lot.I thoroughly recommend her & I'm going to see her next!
Fiona Swift
Fiona Swift
08:02 25 Jun 21

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