Is your shoulder painful when you move it?

Does it hurt when you lie on it? Does it keep you awake at night?

Is your pain can be localised to your shoulder or are you feeling in down your arm too?

Your shoulder is the most movable joints in the body, however this flexibility also makes is an unstable joint and more susceptible to injury.

Some shoulder problems arise from the disruption of muscles, tendons, and ligaments as a result of injury or from overuse or underuse of the shoulder. Other problems arise from a degenerative process in which tissues break down and no longer function well.swimmer-copy

Common causes of shoulder pain

Your shoulder pain could be due to one of these:

  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Rehabilitation after a Dislocated Shoulder
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Acromio-clavicular joint pain
  • Sub-acromial impingement syndrome
  • Shoulder blade (scapula) pain
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Rehabilitation after shoulder operation
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Rehabilitation after shoulder replacement
  • Biceps Pain

It is very common for neck problems to refer pain into the shoulder and arm, just in the same way that the lower back can refer pain into the leg.

The following strongly suggest your neck may be involved:

  • Numbness/loss of sensation
  • Pins and needles
  • Pain on top of your shoulder
  • Pain around your shoulder blade area

If any of these symptoms present, and with all shoulder problems, it is wise to first exclude the involvement of the neck. It is common to have concomitant neck and shoulder problems, which is a high risk factor for persistent or recurrent problems.

Get a diagnosis and treatment for your shoulder pain today

Call us on 01285 654059 or email hello@marklandclinic.com to book an appointment.