Shoulder pain can be very painful causing disturbed sleep and affecting normal daily activities.
Frozen shoulder, adhesive capsulitis, rotator cuff tears and inpingement are all common shoulder pain problems and can be investigated and treated at Atlas Pain Relief Centres in Tamworth, Atherstone and Solihull, Birmingham.
Atlas Pain Relief Centre have Osteopaths and Physiotherapists experienced in diagnosing and treating shoulder complaints and they work closely with shoulder consultants such as Mr Amir Salama should surgery be indicated.
MRI Scans are often offered before considering surgery and can be arranged privately without a GP referral if you are a self funding patient. A scan can normally be arranged within 48 hours and results back 3 days later.
Shoulder pain can be caused by many factors including calcific tendinitis which is calcium crystal deposits forming in the rotator cuff tendon of the shoulder.
Shoulder instability can involve the shoulder joint itself, which may lead to subluxation or dislocation of the shoulder.
The shoulder girdle can also be problematic with winging of the scapula often caused by muscle weakness or damage.
Poor Posture can often lead to shoulder pain in either the shoulder joint or shoulder girdle. Pain between the shoulder blades is often as presenting complaint from patients with poor posture.
The most common shoulder pain complaint is the rotator cuff tear which may be partial or complete. Complete tears can lead to instability in the shoulder joint resulting in impingement of the supraspinatus tendon. As a secondary complication the biceps tendon can become damaged. Often with complete rotator cuff tears, surgery is required and often arthroscopic surgery is performed to repair the tendon and create more space in the shoulder joint to prevent inpingement.
Frozen Shoulder can be treated successfully by our NAT Frozen Shoulder practitioner Cherry Richards who works at Tamworth, Solihull and Atherstone.
Physiotherapy is required to restore mobility and strength after surgery and can often prevent the need for surgery if the shoulder can be treated before it gets too bad. Leaving a painful shoulder and hoping it will get better over time is not a clever decision. This delays the chance of a fast recovery and can lead to the shoulder becoming a chronic condition which is more difficult to treat.