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Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain can be localised, refer pain between the shoulder blades or can even cause neck pain and headaches, all of which can be debilitating but most of all worrying. Our Chiropractors, Osteopaths and Physiotherapists are all qualified to assess and diagnose many types of Shoulder pain. We can create management plans to treat and prevent your symptoms and put your mind at ease.

Here are a few common causes of shoulder pain that we manage regularly at Summit in East Sheen and East Grinstead.

Biceps Tendinopathy

Biceps tendinopathy is a painful condition involving the biceps tendon at the front of the shoulder. It can be inflamed after an injury but can also develop without any particular trauma. Development without an injury is more common in the older population as the tendon can be more degenerated.

Pain is often located specifically at the front of the shoulder and can travel down the front of the arm. It is made worse by movements of the arm. Management of the biceps tendon is aimed at decreasing load and strengthening the tendon. Shockwave therapy, acupuncture and soft tissue techniques speed up this process, alongside a loading program.

Frozen Shoulder

Adhesive capsulitis is initially an extremely painful shoulder condition, often starting without injury. It demonstrates phases commonly starting with severe pain which then as it eases is replaced with severe stiffness and difficulty moving the shoulder. This time scale can be different in each patient and can last up to 2 years. Treatment of frozen shoulder involves therapies to improve range of motion with stretching and exercises alongside lifestyle advice.

Impingement

The 4 main muscles and tendons that move the shoulder are collectively known as the rotator cuff. This cuff lies under the acromion (a bony extension of the shoulder blade). The space between the cuff and the acromion contains the subacromial bursa. The primary function of these four muscles is in to hold the top of the arm central in the shoulder socket, allowing for smooth “roll, slide and glide” on the shoulder joint in the socket when the arms move during activity.

If one or more of these muscles is weak or not activating sufficiently then the shoulder can’t be held central in the socket allowing it to travel upwards. This narrows the space “impinging” on the rotator cuff or sub acromial bursa. The cuff and bursa become inflamed and painful.

Treatment of impingement syndrome and the consequent inflammation or tendinopathy involves locating the causative factor as well as reducing pain and stiffness. If the cause of the problem is not found, quite often the symptoms remain or return at a later date. Once determined, the cause of the problem can be corrected with manual therapy, acupuncture, taping and a graded exercise program.

Osteopathy

East Sheen, Richmond and East Grinstead

1hr – Initial Consultation with treatment – £79

30 minute follow up – £59

Chiropractic

East Sheen, Richmond and east Grinstead

1hr – Initial Consultation with treatment – £79

30 minute follow up – £59

Physiotherapy

East Sheen, Richmond

1hr – Initial Consultation with treatment – £79

30 minute follow up – £59

Our clinics are based in Richmond and East Grinstead. As Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Physio’s, Sports Therapists and Massage Therapists we regularly see patients with neck pain, back pain, sports injuries and other musculoskeletal issues, tailoring our treatments individually to each patient along with a full rehab program. Our therapists in are fully registered and undergo extensive training to treat pain using various techniques including Chiropractic, Osteopathy & Physiotherapy plus acupuncture & dry needling.

If you live in East Sheen, Mortlake, Kew, Barnes, East Grinstead or the surrounding areas feel free to drop in to discuss your pain and how our Chiropractor can help, or contact us via email or phone. Alternatively you can simply book online!

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