Shoulder pain and injury are common complaints. Your shoulder is the most mobile of all your joints. The reason for this movement is a very small joint contact zone.
This essentially means that your shoulder is quite unstable. That is why your shoulder muscles and surrounding muscles are so vital to a normally functioning shoulder.
The way the shoulder is designed it is often said to ‘sacrifice stability for mobility’ and such a mobile joint is always at risk. In most cases, if you are suffering shoulder pain it is because your muscles are simply not strong enough or they are uncoordinated in moving normally.
Luckily, both of these dysfunctions can be stabilised through an accurate assessment and diagnosis followed by injury-specific exercises.
Most shoulder pain is caused by one of the following:
- Rotator Cuff Injuries
- Bursitis of the Shoulder
- Acromioclavicular Joint Strain
- Shoulder Dislocation(Instability)
- Frozen Shoulder or Adhesive Capsulitis
- Shoulder Arthritis
The treatment of shoulder pain will depend completely on the root cause and this is why an accurate diagnosis will determine your path to rehabilitating your shoulder.
At PhysioPlus, we put emphasis on the importance of effective shoulder and scapular muscular retraining in order to prevent recurring symptoms.
Shoulder rehabilitation focuses on two aspects of shoulder motion: flexibility and strength.
Some shoulder problems can be caused by poor posture and straining of the muscles of the upper back and neck and you may need to incorporate some simple stretches and exercises for the cervical spine and upper back muscles.