The shoulder joint is the most moveable joint in your body, but also the most unstable. Shoulder pain can be agonizing with many possible underlying causes for the pain, including rotator cuff tears, tendonitis, bursitis, frozen shoulder, arthritis, and sprains. If you are experiencing increasing pain and reduced movement and function in your shoulder joint, you have to see a doctor.

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A physiotherapy assessment will help to differentiate between a number of different diagnoses determining the best possible management plan. Pain within the shoulder joint can be due to a number of different mechanical faults such diagnoses may include:

  • Subacromial impingement
  • Shoulder bursitis
  • Labral tear
  • Adhesive Capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
  • Shoulder instability
  • Muscular/ tendon strains (rotator cuff)
  • Traumatic injury resulting in fracture
  • Ligament Low to high-grade sprain
  • Osteoarthritis / rheumatoid arthritis
  • Nerve injuries
  • Neurological conditions
  • Referred pain from the neck

Effective shoulder pain treatment depends on the underlying cause. Our doctors and physical therapists take a consultative approach to your treatment and will involve you every step of the way.

Don’t leave painful shoulders untreated. At Westminster Ortho Med Clinic we can offer you:

  • A full assessment by an expert pain doctor
  • Medical history including a detailed shoulder pain history
  • A complete physical examination of your shoulders
  • Relevant investigations including MRI scans and x rays with our consultant radiologists
  • Specialist shoulder physical therapy.
  • Our trusted second opinion service.

Physiotherapy can significantly speed up the rehabilitation process after a shoulder injury and will help strengthen the muscles around the shoulder that support the joint. Specialized exercises will also improve mobility and restore the desired range of motion.