Shoulder and arm pain
Rotator cuff problems – this is experienced as pain in the shoulder or upper arm and may arise as a result of overuse and/or wear and tear. You may experience pain when lying on that side, lifting your arm and using your shoulder muscles.
Osteoarthritis (see arthritis page) – stiffness, pain and swelling within the joint.
Acromio-clavicular joint – pain is commonly experienced here at the junction between the collarbone and the shoulder blade; particularly following a fall.
Frozen shoulder – this is a progressive stiffening of the shoulder. Arm movement becomes very limited and painful.
Referred pain from the neck or upper back – very often the site of pain may actually be coming from stiff joints and muscles in your neck and/or upper back and referring out into the shoulder.
Elbow and hand pain
Wrist and hand pain – this may be caused by arthritis (see arthritis page) or there may be compression within the joints from overuse.
How we can help
At your appointment
We will talk to you about our findings and develop an individual treatment plan with you which will include advice on exercises, posture, diet and lifestyle, and simple adjustments you can make to your everyday way of doing things which may help ease the stresses within your body. If we feel that further investigation is needed, such as X-Rays, scans or blood tests, we will refer you back to GP or onto the relevant specialist with a report if appropriate.
If you are suffering from shoulder and/or arm pain and are concerned or know you have osteoarthritis, then call us on 01737 818000 to book an appointment or have a chat and see how we can help.
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Conditions We Treat:
- Generalised aches and pains
- Joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis as an adjunct to core OA treatments and exercise
- Arthritic pain
- General, acute & chronic backache, back pain (not arising from injury or accident)
- Uncomplicated mechanical neck pain (as opposed to neck pain following injury i.e. whiplash)
- Headache arising from the neck (cervicogenic) / migraine prevention
- Frozen shoulder/ shoulder and elbow pain/ tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck, but not isolated occurrences
- Circulatory problems
- Digestion problems
- Joint pains
- Muscle spasms
- Inability to relax
- Rheumatic pain
- Minor sports injuries and tensions