Shoulder Pain & Frozen Shoulder

Shoulder Pain Treatment in Bedford

Woman with shoulder painShoulder Pain is a common complaint and is treated regularly at our osteopathy clinic in Clapham, near Bedford. Shoulder pain can be caused by a number of conditions.

Rotator cuff problem  -  Regular movements using the shoulder and arm can have an impact, causing soreness or pain. Maybe this is occupation due to regularly doing the same movements at work, or maybe due to a sporting activity. Sometimes this is simply due to age.

Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis  - As the name suggests, Frozen Shoulder is a condition in which pain or stiffness around the shoulder joint prevents you from moving your arm fully.

Referred shoulder pain - pain is experienced in an area away from the actual injury or problem e.g. pain in shoulder which is usually referred from the neck or upper back

Osteoarthritis – progressive wearing away of the cartilage of the joint leading to the two bones of the joint rubbing together causing pain. Patients who have had previous trauma or shoulder surgery are most likely to develop osteoarthritis in later life. Symptoms include swelling, stiffness, aching and sharp, stabbing pains.

Shoulder instability – dislocation or excessive movement of the shoulder joint.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does an Osteopathy appointment cost?

At our clinic we provide an initial consultation for £48 (around 45 minutes to an hour), with follow up sessions (30-40 minutes) for £43. We have prepared a blog post detailing our costs and what to expect from your treatment.

How can I book an Osteopathy appointment?

We have an online booking system which allows you to quickly and easily book either your initial consultation or a follow-up appointment. Click here to book an appointment.

What should I wear to my Osteopathy session?

As with any medical examination, you will probably be asked to undress to your underwear, so please wear something you are comfortable in.

Can I bring a friend or relative to my appointment?

Yes – if you wish, you can have someone present throughout your consultation and treatment.

Does Osteopathy hurt?

Some soft tissue treatment may cause discomfort during treatment. During your appointment, we will tell you what to expect and will want you to let us know if you are in pain. You may feel stiff or sore after treatment. This is a normal, healthy response to the treatment.

Is an Osteopath the same as a Chiropractor?

No. Osteopaths tend to treat a wider range of conditions, whereas Chiropractors mainly focus on muscle and joint pain. Check out our blog post which discusses the similarities and differences between an Osteopath and a Chiropractor.

Knee pain is very common and is most often successfully treated with osteopathy, surgery is very rarely needed.

Shoulder pain can seemingly come from nowhere or can happen as a result of a trauma during sports or an accident.

Osteopaths have become known for treating back pain and osteopathy offers an effective, affordable and natural solution for the problem.

The head and neck are a complex and delicate area and are worked upon frequently by osteopaths.

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