What Causes It?
The shoulder is the most movable joint in the body with an extensive range of motion, making it a
relatively unstable joint and therefore prone to overuse and injury. It is the most frequently dislocated
major joint in the body and therefore relies heavily on a group of muscles known as the rotator cuff
to provide the joint with stability.
Shoulder pain may originate in the joint itself or be referred from any of the many surrounding muscles,
joints, or nerves, particularly the neck and mid back.
Following injury, the strength and function of the shoulder may be reduced, resulting in imbalance
and reduction in movement, which unless addressed can lead to chronic pain. It is essential that an accurate
diagnosis is made to identify the underlying cause of the shoulder pain to ensure the best treatment outcome. Chiropractic and osteopathy care will combine techniques such as manipulation, mobilisation and
massage to relieve pain and restore function. Rehabilitation exercises are essential to improve strength
and provide stability to the shoulder joint and surrounding tissues.