Shoulder pain

Shoulder pain treatment

 

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Shoulder pain treatment

The shoulder is a complex ball and socket joint that is made up of the humerus (arm bone), the scapula (shoulder blade) and the clavicle (collar bone). There are many ligaments that help support the shoulder, and many muscular attachments help move the shoulder. The shoulder is an extremely mobile joint, allowing people to reach and move in many directions.
There are many different causes of shoulder pain. Overhead activities, such as swimming or throwing a baseball, may cause pinching of the rotator cuff or biceps tendons. Occasionally, poor sitting posture may place increased stress on the shoulder and cause pain. Trauma such as falls or auto accidents can also injure the shoulder. Often, shoulder pain occurs for no apparent reason or specific injury.

Common shoulder problems include rotator cuff tendonitis, Biceps Tendonitis, Shoulder, Bursitis, Frozen Shoulder and Shoulder Fracture. If you have developed shoulder pain as the result of trauma like a fall or a car accident, you should seek medical attention immediately. Also, if your shoulder pain has lasted for more than two to three weeks and is accompanied by significant functional loss, a visit to your doctor or Physiotherapist is recommended.

Initially, a short period of rest is recommended for shoulder pain. This should last two to three days. During this period, you can apply ice to the shoulder to help control inflammation and provide symptomatic relief. Ice can be applied for 15 to 20 minutes. You can also start gentle pendulum exercises during this time. By keeping the shoulder mobile, you can avoid a frozen shoulder.

For more information on how physiotherapy can help you, or to book an appointment please call 011 315 8863.

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