Osteopathic Treatment for Shoulder Blades
Most shoulder pain is easy to treat, it tends to be associated with problems related to tight muscles in the neck and shoulder and restricted movement of vertebra in the upper back and lower neck. True shoulder pain and injury, that which restricts movement of the arm, can be difficult to deal with as it significantly affects your daily activities; Washing your hair, doing up your bra, driving and, reaching for the cookie tin can become almost impossible to do.
Frequently there is no obvious reason for the onset of pain. frozen shoulder, painful arc syndrome, rotator cuff tear, tendinitis and bursitis are all terms used to describe the pain you may be experiencing. The terms are commonly mis-quoted and it is not until a thorough and detailed assessment of the shoulder, neck and nerve supply to the arm have been completed that a proper diagnosis can truly be attempted. Work with high-level canoe slalom competitors has given this practice an insight into the range of shoulder injuries, from isolated muscular weakness, rotator cuff tears, through nerve injury to instability and dislocation. We don’t have all the answers but we have a pretty good idea and the knowledge to pass you on to a consultant, privately or via the NHS, if your problem is not for us.