Whether your shoulder pain is caused from wear and tear, repetitive use or injury, Osteopathy is gentle and helpful treatment for many conditions of the shoulder including pain associated with AC joint and rotator cuff injuries.
How does an osteopath treat shoulder pain?
An osteopath will work with you to try and understand the cause of your shoulder problem. Depending on your age, fitness and the diagnosis we may use a variety of massage, rhythmical articulation and stretching techniques to try and improve the movement in your shoulder and reduce tension in any tight muscles.
What specialist should I see for shoulder pain?
If you suspect a rotator cuff tear or other serious shoulder injuries, it’s advised that you make an appointment to see an orthopedic doctor. There are many options for treatment, but they are generally more effective if the injury is diagnosed early.
Can an osteopath help with neck and shoulder pain?
Osteopathic treatment will aim to reduce your shoulder pain, improve flexibility and speed your recovery. Treatment may include soft tissue massage, mobilisation and strengthening work to the shoulder, neck and back. An osteopath will also give you advice on lifestyle, posture and exercises to do at home.
Is osteopathy good for frozen shoulder?
Osteopathy is also effective in treating frozen shoulder. It involves manipulating the pressure points surrounding the shoulder. Pressure applied by the osteopath is variable depending on the individual and the severity of the condition.
Can an osteopath help a trapped nerve?
An osteopath is highly trained to diagnose the exact location of the nerve irritation and once this has been found, can effectively treat to reduce the tension and irritation gently, safely and effectively.
How long can shoulder pain last?
The condition will usually resolve itself in time, but it may take as long as two to three years. The pain can be severe and you may feel sudden muscle pains, called muscle spasms, especially at night. You may need painkillers to help.
Can shoulder pain go away on its own?
But if you have general, mild shoulder pain, try adjusting your activities, taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and performing mild stretches to see if the pain improves on its own. However, if the pain doesn’t go away after a few weeks, you should consult your doctor.
Is chiropractic good for shoulder pain?
When shoulder pain has its origins in the back and spinal area, chiropractic care can be highly effective for shoulder pain treatment and shoulder pain relief.
Can an osteopath help with tendonitis?
Osteopathy has been proven to be effective in treating tendonitis by promoting the body’s own healing processes. Osteopathic techniques are used to reduce the inflammation at the site and prevent recurrence.