The shoulder is a shallow ball and socket joint which relies a great deal on surrounding soft-tissue structures such as tendons, ligaments and muscles (rotator cuff muscles) to maintain smooth motion and stability.
Because the shoulder needs to enable a wide range of movements it has minimal bony support and relies heavily on the rotator cuff muscles and supportive ligaments to work in good synchronisation.
Shoulder disorders are commonly seen by physiotherapists and fall mainly into 3 categories:
- Impingement/rotator cuff
- Adhesive capsulitis/capsular restriction
Your physiotherapist will do a full subjective and objective assessment considering a wide range of factors including referred pain, sporting technique, biomechanical and postural issues.
Your treatment may include:
- Mobilisation of lower cervical and thoracic spine
- Good exercise prescription
- Postural changes to ‘deload’ the joint
- Maintaining good function of surrounding joints
Early accurate diagnosis and prompt physiotherapy treatment will produce quicker improvements and better outcomes in the majority of clients.
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