Suffering from shoulder pain? Here’s what you need to know and how to manage it.

February 12, 2023

What causes shoulder pain? 

Shoulder pain occurs when swelling, inflammation, damage happens in the shoulder  joint, thus causing shoulder pain to occur. 

Common conditions include: 

Rotator Cuff injury: 

Rotator cuff is a group of tendons that allows movement in the shoulder joint. It can  be damaged through overuse or repetitive trauma. It will also wear and tear as a  person age. Symptoms of rotator cuff injury include being unable to lift your arm up  and pain even when you sleep on your shoulder. 

Frozen Shoulder: 

Frozen shoulder occurs when abnormal bands of tissues build up in the shoulder,  preventing the shoulder from moving freely. Build-up of these abnormal tissues occur  from lack of use of the shoulder and is common amongst patients who have  underlying shoulder injuries. 

Dislocation: 

Dislocation occurs when the shoulder is pulled back too hard or rotated too far, 

causing the shoulder joints to be popped out of its socket. This can cause swelling ,  pain and laxity in the shoulder joint. 

Fracture: 

Hard trauma or a fall can lead to the bones in the shoulder to crack or be shattered.  This can cause not only severe pain and bruising, but leaves individuals unable to lift  their arm properly. 

How to manage my shoulder pain? 

shoulder pain

People who have shoulder pain are advised to: 

  • Ice the affected area for roughly 15 mins, 3-4 times a day for 2-3 days.  . Rest shoulders for a few days and avoid physically strenuous activities. . Relieve the pain with anti-inflammatory painkillers if necessary. These painkillers  should not be taken for longer than 1 to 2 weeks.  
  • Incorporate simple stretches and exercises to strengthen rotator cuff tendons and  shoulder muscles. 
  • Maintain good posture when going about daily tasks to avoid strain on shoulders. 

When should I seek medical attention? 

It is advised that individuals seek immediate medical attention should they be: 

  • Pain in the shoulder for more than 2 to 4 weeks. 
  • Numbness in the arms and fingers.
  • Persisting pain and numbness with increasing intensity. 

Why should you choose Ready Fit Physio for your shoulder pain? 

At Ready Fit Physiotherapy, we utilise various effective methods and customise them to  accelerate your recovery and manage your condition, allowing you to have a better quality of  life. 

WINBACK TECAR Therapy 

This is a French non-invasive technology that utilises WINBACK energy, a high-frequency  current that can stimulate our body’s natural repair mechanisms, promoting cellular  exchange. It is used to treat deep tissues and heal injuries without causing pain. Individualised Exercise Prescription (Strengthening/Prevention)

Your Physiotherapist will prescribe suitable strengthening exercises targeting the causes of  your knee pain which are customised for your individual condition and pain level. These  exercises can be performed in between your Physiotherapy appointments to maintain strength  and relieve pain. 

Manual Therapy 

Manual therapy involves the kneading and manipulation of muscles to promote flexibility and  mobility of connective tissues. There are a variety of styles of manual therapy, which include massages, myofascial release, and stretching. 

Dry Needling 

The term “dry needling refers to the use of stainless steel needles that don’t inject fluid into  the body. The needles are placed in trigger points on your body for a short period of time to  release any knotted muscles and relieve spasms and pain. 

At Ready Fit Physiotherapy, we do our best to maximise results for our patients. While  traditional physiotherapy treatments are undoubtedly effective, we utilise the latest non-

invasive technologies and state-of-the-art equipment to further accelerate the recovery  process 

Click here to learn more about us and click here to book an appointment.

What causes shoulder pain?

shoulder pain

Shoulder pain occurs when swelling, inflammation, damage happens in the shoulder  joint, thus causing shoulder pain to occur. 

Common conditions includes: 

Rotator Cuff injury: 

Rotator cuff is a group of tendons that allows movement in the shoulder joint. It can  be damaged through overuse or repetitive trauma. It will also wear and tear as a  person age. Symptoms of rotator cuff injury include being unable to lift your arm up  and pain even when you sleep on your shoulder. 

Frozen Shoulder: 

Frozen shoulder occurs when abnormal bands of tissues build up in the shoulder,  preventing the shoulder from moving freely. Build-up of these abnormal tissues occur  from lack of use of the shoulder and is common amongst patients who have  underlying shoulder injuries. 

Dislocation: 

Dislocation occurs when the shoulder is pulled back too hard or rotated too far, 

causing the shoulder joints to be popped out of its socket. This can cause swelling ,  pain and laxity in the shoulder joint. 

Fracture: 

Hard trauma or a fall can lead to the bones in the shoulder to crack or be shattered.  This can cause not only severe pain and bruising, but leaves individuals unable to lift  their arm properly. 

How to manage my shoulder pain? 

shoulder pain

People who have shoulder pain are advised to: 

  • Ice the affected area for roughly 15 mins, 3-4 times a day for 2-3 days.  . Rest shoulders for a few days and avoid physically strenuous activities. . Relieve the pain with anti-inflammatory painkillers if necessary. These painkillers  should not be taken for longer than 1 to 2 weeks.  
  • Incorporate simple stretches and exercises to strengthen rotator cuff tendons and  shoulder muscles. 
  • Maintain good posture when going about daily tasks to avoid strain on shoulders. 

When should I seek medical attention? 

It is advised that individuals seek immediate medical attention should they be: 

  • Pain in the shoulder for more than 2 to 4 weeks. 
  • Numbness in the arms and fingers.
  • Persisting pain and numbness with increasing intensity. 

Why should you choose Ready Fit Physio for your shoulder pain? 

At Ready Fit Physiotherapy, we utilise various effective methods and customise them to  accelerate your recovery and manage your condition, allowing you to have a better quality of  life. 

shoulder pain

WINBACK TECAR Therapy 

This is a French non-invasive technology that utilises WINBACK energy, a high-frequency  current that can stimulate our body’s natural repair mechanisms, promoting cellular  exchange. It is used to treat deep tissues and heal injuries without causing pain. Individualised Exercise Prescription (Strengthening/Prevention)

Your Physiotherapist will prescribe suitable strengthening exercises targeting the causes of  your knee pain which are customised for your individual condition and pain level. These  exercises can be performed in between your Physiotherapy appointments to maintain strength  and relieve pain. 

shoulder pain

Manual Therapy 

Manual therapy involves the kneading and manipulation of muscles to promote flexibility and  mobility of connective tissues. There are a variety of styles of manual therapy, which include massages, myofascial release, and stretching. 

shoulder pain Dry Needling 

The term “dry needling refers to the use of stainless steel needles that don’t inject fluid into  the body. The needles are placed in trigger points on your body for a short period of time to  release any knotted muscles and relieve spasms and pain. 

At Ready Fit Physiotherapy, we do our best to maximise results for our patients. While  traditional physiotherapy treatments are undoubtedly effective, we utilise the latest non-invasive technologies and state-of-the-art equipment to further accelerate the recovery  process 

Click here to learn more about us and click here to book an appointment.

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