Causes of shoulder pain
Symptoms of shoulder pain
- Stiffness in the shoulder joint in any range of movement, possibly in the neck as well,
- Neural symptoms in one arm, such as pain, weakness, numbness or tingling,
- Tenderness upon applying gentle pressure to the shoulder muscles.
Shoulder pain is one of the most common problems we see in the clinic after back pain.
The glenohumeral joint (the ball and socket joint) is one of three in the shoulder complex and is highly unstable, owing to it’s amazing range of movement. It is highly susceptible to wear and tear, as well as dislocations from trauma, such as a fall or a rugby tackle, whereby the ligaments that provide the majority of the support to the area are stretched too far.
Shoulder pain can also come from muscle spasm, muscle strains and tears, joint degeneration and bony spurs from the collar bone and shoulder blade rubbing against each other and referral from nerve compression in the neck.
How Wokingham Osteopaths can help your back pain
After discussing your case history, going through a physical examination and taking into account which of the above factors may be playing a role in your current condition, your osteopath will discuss the diagnosis with you before treatment.
Wokingham Osteopaths utilise a gentle combination of massage, articulation, stretches and manipulation (with consent) in order to relieve our patients of back pain.