The shoulder is a complex, well-used joint and a common source of pain for people of all ages and fitness levels.
Whether your shoulder pain is caused from wear and tear, repetitive use or injury, Osteopathy is gentle and helpful treatment for many conditions of the shoulder including pain associated with AC joint and rotator cuff injuries.
How can osteopathy help with shoulder pain and injury?
Osteopathic treatment for shoulder pain involves a holistic approach, taking into account the patient’s medical history, lifestyle, and physical examination to develop a personalized treatment plan. Osteopaths use various manual techniques, including manipulation, stretching, massage, and mobilization, to improve joint function, reduce inflammation, and alleviate pain.
One of the most common causes of shoulder pain is a rotator cuff injury, which affects the muscles and tendons that attach the shoulder blade to the upper arm bone. Osteopaths can help relieve pain and improve the function of the shoulder joint by using manual techniques to restore normal movement and reduce tension in the affected muscles.
Another common cause of shoulder pain is frozen shoulder, which is characterized by stiffness and limited mobility of the shoulder joint. Osteopathic treatment can help improve shoulder mobility by using gentle stretching and mobilization techniques to reduce inflammation and improve blood flow to the affected area.
Osteopaths also work with patients to develop a home exercise program to improve strength and flexibility, which can further enhance the effectiveness of the treatment and prevent future injuries.
In addition to manual techniques, osteopaths may also recommend lifestyle changes, such as improving posture, incorporating more physical activity into the daily routine, and adopting a healthy diet to support the body’s natural healing processes.
Overall, osteopathic treatment can be a safe and effective approach to treating shoulder pain, providing patients with relief from discomfort and improved range of motion. It’s important to work with a qualified and experienced osteopath to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses the individual’s specific needs and goals.
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