Help For Shoulder Pain in Bendigo
Physiotherapy Centre Bendigo provides help for shoulder pain throughout Bendigo and the surrounding local communities.
Unpleasant shoulder problems that restrict movement are extremely common, and are brought on by injuries impacting the shoulder joint, muscles, tendons, ligaments and cartilage. Because the shoulder has a substantial degree of flexibility, it is therefore less stable and more vulnerable to injuries compared to other joints of the body.
Because the nerves that link to the shoulder and arm come from the neck and upper spine, problems such as Vertebral Dysfunction frequently cause and/or contribute to pain in the shoulder.
Physiotherapists can help with the following shoulder problems :
- Persistent shoulder pain and stiffness
- Shoulder muscle spasm and stiffness
- Rotator cuff problems including tears and strains
- Frozen shoulder
- Joint disease of the shoulder
Diagnosing Shoulder Pain
So that they can ascertain the explanation for your shoulder pain, your Physiotherapist will carry out a complete physical, orthopaedic and neurological evaluation of the shoulder, cervical and thoracic spine.
You’ll be asked to complete shoulder flexibility and muscle strength checks. Where the pain is experienced, both at rest and during movement of the shoulder gives essential clues regarding the reason for the shoulder pain. It may also be necessary to endure specialised diagnostic checks for example xray, ultrasound and/or MRI scans.
Treatment for Shoulder Pain
The first goal of all shoulder injury treatment is to reduce discomfort and swelling. While many physicians will recommend non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to alleviate pain and swelling, the benefit obtained by making use of ice-packs can be equally, if not more effective.
As your shoulder starts to heal, it is very important to bring back range of movement, and later to enhance muscle strength in order to stabilize the shoulder and help prevent additional injury and aggravation.
Your Physiotherapist can advise you regarding suitable shoulder range of motion exercises and shoulder strengthening and rehabilitation techniques during your recovery.