Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is an extremely common complaint, and there are many common causes of this problem. It is important to make an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your symptoms so that appropriate treatment can be directed at the cause. If you have shoulder pain, some common causes include:

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Bursitis | Rotator Cuff Tendonitis

The most common diagnosis in patients with shoulder pain is bursitis or tendonitis of the rotator cuff.

Rotator Cuff Tear

Rotator cuff tears occur when the tendons of the rotator cuff separate from the bone. Surgery is sometimes necessary for this condition.

Frozen Shoulder

Also called ‘adhesive capsulitis,’ this is a common condition that leads to stiffness of the joint. Physical mobilisations and stretching are extremely important aspects of treatment.

Calcific Tendonitis

Calcific tendonitis is a condition of calcium deposits within a tendon — most commonly within the rotator cuff tendons. Treatment of calcific tendonitis depends on the extent of symptoms.

Shoulder Instability

Instability is a problem that causes a loose joint. Instability can be caused by a traumatic injury (dislocation), or may be a developed condition.

Shoulder Dislocation

A dislocation is an injury that occurs when the top of the arm bone becomes disconnected from the scapula.

Shoulder Separation

Also called an AC separation, these injuries are the result of a disruption of the acromioclavicular joint. This is a very different injury from a dislocation!

Labral Tear

There are several patterns of a torn labrum and the type of treatment depends on the specific injury.

SLAP Lesion

The SLAP lesion is also a type of labral tear. The most common cause is a fall onto an outstretched hand.

Arthritis

Shoulder arthritis is less common than knee and hip arthritis, but when severe may require a joint replacement surgery.

Biceps Tendon Rupture

A proximal biceps tendon rupture occurs when the tendon of the biceps muscle ruptures near the joint

All sports injuries are treated at The Sports Therapy Scotland Sports Injury Clinic in Stirling and Glasgow including shoulder injuries.

Treatments can include Sports Injury Massage, Mobilisations and Exercise Rehabilitation.

Sports Therapy Scotland is the only Scottish agent for The Rotator. This is an incredible piece of equipment that is not only for shoulder injury rehabilitation but can be used to encourage and maintain range of movement which in turn can reduce the likelihood of injury.

 

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