Shoulder pain and Osteopathy

Osteopathy treatment for shoulder pain is an effective way get you out of pain and back doing the things you love. Below you can learn more about a common back condition that Osteopaths treat.

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    Shoulder Impingement

    Shoulder Impingement also known as swimmer’s shoulder or impingement syndrome is a common cause of shoulder pain. The pain is caused when the rotator cuff tendon rubs against the tendon when lifting the arm overhead.

    This condition commonly affects athletes who uses there arms overhead repetitively in sports such as swimming, weight lifting, tennis and badminton. Also, this can also affect those who work in occupations that require repetitive overhead activities, such as construction workers. The shoulder pain may be as a result of a single event or repetitive movement.

    Osteopathy can help with shoulder impingement by using a variety of techniques, from rock blading to shockwave or Ultrasound therapy, dependant on what your Osteopath feels is appropriate for you, and offer advice on how to adapt your movements if needed stop the pain from returning.

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    Frozen Shoulder

    Frozen Shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, often presents itself as reduced movement and stiffness as well as a diffuse pain at the shoulder, lasting between months and years.

    Osteopaths can help with the pain and reduced movement that comes with frozen shoulder, methods such as shockwave therapy and myofascial release, along with prescription exercises.

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    Biceps Tendon Injuries

    Biceps Tendon Injuries is inflammation or irritation of the tendon around the long head of the biceps muscle located at the front of the shoulder. Often the shoulder pain is felt on exercises such as chest press, or biceps curls. The causes may have been from a single event or repetitive overuse.

    Osteopathy can help with biceps tendon injuries by using a variety of techniques, from soft tissue release to shockwave or Ultrasound therapy, dependant on what your Osteopath feels is appropriate for you, and offer advice on how to on movements to avoid in the short term whilst you recover.

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