Shoulder pain can come from a number of sources, including trauma by way of fracture, tendon rupture, dislocation, and muscular tear.
However, the most common types are from chronic problems. These are where the patient complains of difficulty sleeping at night on their shoulder. The patient may experience waking up suddenly or having difficulty stretching out to pick up an object. For chronic or acute pain, the clinic staff work hard with the patient to improve their quality of life.
The symptoms associated with this type of shoulder pain include shooting, sharp, burning, throbbing, or stabbing pains that can be either intermittent or constant. You may also get referral (pain which travels further from source) pain to the arm or back, it may also move to the neck.In some conditions you may feel numbness in your fingers, pins and needles, tingling or weakness in your arm. Some conditions include shoulder impingement syndrome, which is where the tissues surrounding the course of a nerve or group of nerves can compress the same nerves leading to symptoms mentioned above.
Additional conditions treated at our clinic:
- Capsular sprain
If you suffer from a limited or restriction of movement of the shoulder; this can be a symptom of a condition called frozen shoulder. This is where the capsule of the glen-humeral joint shrinks. It is important to see your osteopath to have this assessed to improve the range of movement of the shoulder through osteopathic treatment techniques.
The use of osteopathic techniques to treat a number of conditions have been seen to be clinically beneficial to patients suffering from some of the conditions mentioned above.
If you need any further information, please feel free to call.