Frozen shoulder, tendonitis, dislocated shoulder and a collar bone dysfunction are extremely common shoulder injuries. Symptoms typically include pain, weakness, a stiff shoulder and possibly joint instability. Shoulder injuries frequently occur due to trauma or sporting overuse. Racquet sports, rugby, golf and swimming are sports where shoulder problems frequently occur. Physiotherapy treatment and advice can dramatically improve the treatment and prevention of shoulder pain.
Frozen Shoulder, which is medically known as ‘Adhesive Capsulitis’ is a common cause of shoulder stiffness and pain that occurs more often in older people. Whilst this can be a very painful and chronic condition, there are many treatments that a qualified physiotherapist can offer, particularly if the problem is addressed early. Anti inflammatory treatments, including laser and ultrasound Can help in the acute phase of many shoulder injuries and movement analysis can often identify the underlying poor techniques that can contribute to shoulder problems and a qualified physiotherapist can work with you to correct these movements and ease your pain and prevent reoccurrence in the future.