Shoulder pain is a common ailment that affects a large percentage of adults at a point in their lifetime. Of all joints in the body, the shoulder is the most complex, so it is not surprising that pain is very common to shoulders. Since it is one of the most used parts of the body, it is at a higher risk for pain. Fortunately, shoulder pains can be easily treated with physiotherapy. During the consultation process, an accurate diagnosis will be made, and the right treatment will be implemented.
Causes of Shoulder Pain
According to the World Health Organization, shoulder pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal complaints recorded. Within our lifetime, shoulder pain has been found to affect about 30 percent of us. However, for those that participate in sports or are physically active, numbers can increase to a 66 percent incidence rate. In fact, recent research shows that 10 percent of all athletic injuries are shoulder-related.
A physiotherapist tackles a wide range of shoulder problems, including shoulder impingement, shoulder tendonitis, frozen shoulder, shoulder bursitis, and shoulder tendon tears. A physiotherapy evaluation will allow your physiotherapist to identify the source of your shoulder pain. You might be suffering from shoulder pain because of:
When to See a Physiotherapist
It can be challenging to determine when your shoulder pain is bad enough to warrant physician attention. However, the good rule of thumb is to see your physician as soon as you started noticing shoulder pain, especially if it starts hindering you from performing your regular activities. Your physician will likely advise you to see a physiotherapist, but you don’t have to wait for your doctor’s approval. You won’t be doing any harm by consulting a physiotherapist today, so they can assess the extent of your shoulder pain.
Shoulder Pain Treatment With Physiotherapy
The way to better health starts from a physiotherapy evaluation. This evaluation will start with a general observation from all perspectives, which allows your physiotherapist to observe your shoulder. Shoulder injuries are complex conditions that require treatment based not only on a set of standardised exercises but an individual personalised treatment approach.
Using a comprehensive approach such as manual therapy, strength work, soft tissue release, strength work, taping, and more, an experienced physiotherapist is well placed to help you recover from your shoulder problem.
How Can We Help?
At Movement 101, we understand the complexities of shoulder pain, injury, and managing ongoing health concerns. We believe that everyone's experience is unique, which is why we create an individualised treatment plan for each of our patients. We have a team of compassionate, dedicated, and committed professionals who work together to ensure you get well and stay well. Contact us today and discover how we can help you solve your shoulder pain.
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