Shoulder 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.