Shoulder Pain

WHAT IS SHOULDER PAIN?

There are many causes of shoulder pain which may also be related to the neck and postural pain. Common shoulder complaints include frozen shoulder, impingement, shoulder osteoarthritis, dislocation and repetitive strain injury (RSI) of the tendons of the shoulder. This area relies massively on all the muscles to do their job properly all of the time. If one muscle is tired or injured it will affect all the rest of the muscles in this area resulting in reduced shoulder movement and pain.

MASSAGE:

  • reduces muscle spasm so encourages balance in joints.
  • relieves pain
  • with less pain, joints can be used more
  • increases movement ensuring that synovial fluid is secreted, which is essential for a healthy joint as the articular cartilage does not have a blood supply.
  • keeps joints mobile which helps to prevent arthritis.
  • increases blood flow to the structures of the joint
  • increases drainage.
  • also helps via the special sensory receptors around the joint telling the brain where the joint is, in terms of space and the movement it is capable of producing.

CASE STUDIES

THERAPY OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR THIS CONDITION AT BROOKS-CARTER CLINIC