Shoulder Pain in Perth
Our bodies are regularly exposed to repetitive tasks or poor postural habits, which is why no wonder shoulder pain is common. Because your shoulder moves every time you move your arm, it’s quite clear to see that shoulder problems are easy to get and can affect a lot of people.
What is Shoulder Pain?
Shoulder pain refers to any pain that occurs in or around your shoulder. It may come from the joint itself, or from any of its surrounding structures such as muscles, ligaments or tendons. Shoulder pain usually aggravates with physical activities or movement of your arm or shoulder.
You may feel pain only when you move your shoulder, or all of the time. It can be felt in one small spot, or down the arm. Shoulder pain may be temporary or it may become chronic and requiring treatment.
People who are at risk of getting shoulder pain are those who play active sports, those who work on their desks and those with jobs that require a lot of arm movements.
What are the Causes of Shoulder Pain?
Your shoulder is a complex ball and socket joint. It is composed of arm bone, shoulder blade and collar bone. The shoulder has numerous ligaments for support and muscles for movement. The shoulder is an extremely mobile joint, which can reach and move in several directions. But along with the high mobility of the shoulder joint comes the risk of injury.
Shoulder pain may come with several different causes. There are a number of reasons why you may be experiencing shoulder pain. These include:
- Poor posture
- Frozen shoulder
- Rotator cuff disorders
- Shoulder instability
- Joint disorders
There are some cases that shoulder pain isn’t a result of a problem in the shoulder joint. It can also be a result of a problem in another area such as the neck that may be felt in the shoulder.
How Does Physiotherapy Help with Shoulder Pain?
To treat the shoulder pain, your Perth physiotherapist will start with the assessment of your shoulder problem to identify the root cause of your pain. Once the cause has been identified, your physiotherapist will create a treatment program that will work best for you.
Treatment may vary depending on the cause of shoulder pain, but may include:
- Massage therapy
- Specific exercises
- Postural restoration
- Relaxation therapy
A conditioning program can help you resume your daily activities and enjoy a more active, healthy lifestyle. Your physiotherapist may recommend strengthening and flexibility exercises as a part of the conditioning program to help you return to sports and other recreational activities.
Strengthening exercises will help strengthen your muscles, which are important in providing support to your shoulder and keep the joint stable. Strong muscles also reduce the risk of injury to the shoulder.
Flexibility exercises will help restore your shoulder’s range of motion and prevent injury as well. Performing stretches after strengthening exercises can help minimise muscle soreness and make your muscles more flexible.
Your physiotherapist may also teach you on lifestyle improvements such as proper posture and biomechanics.
If you’re able to successfully complete the treatment program and follow your physiotherapist’s advice, you’re set to achieve complete recovery and enjoy a pain-free life.
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