What is Shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain is a pain sensation coming from the structures of the shoulder girdle. The shoulder region includes the shoulder, chest and upper back structures.

How does Shoulder pain feel?

Shoulder pain is usually as a result of injury to any of the structures of the shoulder due to direct trauma/accident or as result of overloading /overuse of the shoulder structures (Rotator Cuff tendinopathy).

Where is Shoulder pain felt?

Shoulder pain is felt in the Shoulder joint and can refer pain to the chest, neck, upper-back and down the affected arm. The pain sensation can range from a dull ache, sharp pain, or stiffness, which is made worse with shoulder or arm movements.

What should you do?

If you have shoulder pain due to trauma/accident you should consult your doctor/emergency department immediately to ensure it is nothing more serious. Otherwise, you should consult our therapists who will be able to help you in identifying the cause of your pain and treat the problem.

What should you not do?

If you have shoulder pain you should not ignore the problem and continue with activities that will make it worse. Not treating the problem may lead to the pain getting worse and prolonging your recovery.

How much treatment will you need?

If your shoulder pain is immediately diagnosed and treated appropriately, recovery will usually take a matter of days to weeks. If your shoulder pain is not managed appropriately, it does have a tendency of re-occurring.

Treatment and Management of your shoulder pain.

Our therapists will help you with the treatment and management of your shoulder pain. Our therapists can assist in diagnosing the problem, which may require a referral for further investigations and imaging. With the diagnosis, we will be able to determine the severity of the problem and the appropriate treatment and rehabilitation plan necessary for the pain to settle and to reduce the chance of the pain re-occurring.

Other conditions related to the shoulder that we can also help you with include:

  • Supraspinatus Tendinopathy / Tendinitis
  • Dislocated Shoulder
  • Rotator cuff Tendinopathy/Tendinitis
  • Labral Tears
  • Biceps Tendinopathy/Tendinitis
  • Sub-Acromial Bursitis
  • AC Joint Injury
  • Impingement Syndrome
  • Sub Acromial Decompression
  • Swimmer’s Shoulder
  • Shoulder Laxity
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Bicep Tendinitis
  • Frozen Shoulder/Capsulitis
  • Winging Scapula
  • Neural /Brachial Plexus Injuries
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Shoulder Subluxation
  • Labral Repairs
  • Shoulder Stabilisation Repair
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