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8 Kingfisher Drive Southam Warwickshire, CV47 2TT

Shoulder Pain

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Neck / Shoulder Pain

After the spine, shoulders are the most common joint in the body to be painful. However a painful shoulder is not necessarily a “frozen shoulder”; there are many other causes of pain. Many pains over the shoulder area are referred from the neck so a thorough assessment is essential to determine exactly where the pain is coming from.

One of the most common conditions seen by physiotherapists is a Rotator cuff injury. A rotator cuff injury is a common condition that affects the muscles and tendons surrounding the shoulder joint. It typically occurs due to repetitive overhead motions or traumatic events, leading to inflammation, tears, or strains in the rotator cuff. 

Symptoms of a rotator cuff injury include:

  • Persistent shoulder pain
  • Weakness
  • Limited range of motion
  • Difficulty performing everyday tasks like reaching or lifting.

Physiotherapy plays a crucial role in the management and rehabilitation of rotator cuff injuries. If left untreated, Rotator cuff injuries can lead to long-term shoulder instability and affect your quality of life. 

At our clinic, after the initial assessment to rule out other possible conditions, our experienced physiotherapists will tailor your treatment to your specific needs. 

A Chartered Physiotherapist has an extensive tool-box of methods to utilise such as hands-on techniques (manual therapy), ultrasound, acupuncture (needle, laser or electric) and strapping/taping.

Alongside the above treatments, a progressive mobility and strengthening program will be prescribed to help improve strength and reduce muscle tightness. The above factors are crucial to every patient’s recovery and in avoiding recurrence of your condition.

If you had physiotherapy before and not had any success, we also offer Ostenil Tendon injections which helps to reduce inflammation and promotes tendon healing. 

You can book an appointment by clicking below or call us if you need some advice before booking in.