Shoulder pain can effect many aspect of daily life and can be caused by a variety of factors, including injury, overuse, inflammation, or underlying medical conditions. Some common causes of shoulder pain include:
- Rotator cuff injury: The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that connect the upper arm bone to the shoulder blade. Injury to the rotator cuff can cause pain, weakness, and limited mobility in the shoulder.
- Bursitis: Inflammation of the small fluid-filled sacs that cushion the joints that can cause pain and swelling.
- Tendinopathy: Inflammation of the tendons that connect muscles to bones causing pain and limiting mobility.
- Frozen shoulder: Also known as adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder is a condition that causes stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint.
- Osteoarthritis: a common condition that may cause inflammation, stiffness and pain in the
How can physiotherapy help?
Physiotherapy involves assessing all the potential contributing factors for your shoulder pain and can include;
- Pain relieving strategies
- Muscle retraining
- Strengthening exercise program
- Posture retraining
- Activity modifications
- Education and advice