“My shoulder movement is restricted and I struggle to put a coat on”
“Mt sleep is disturbed and as I cannot sleep on the shoulder.”
“I’m struggling to raise my arm over my head.”
“I seem to have lost strength in my arm”
Why is it hurting?
There are many structures within the shoulder joint that can cause pain and discomfort. Frozen shoulder, rotator cuff problems, and posture related injuries are all common causes. Prolonged postures and awkward movements can cause dysfunction of muscles. If this continues, it causes weeknesses in the muscles, which will then begin to tighten to protect themselves from overuse. Naturally, this then changes the way you use your arm and can therefore result in further injuries.
Will further investigations be necessary?
Typically this is not required, though some tests may be needed to rull our other possible causes for your condition. Our Chiropractor or Physiotherapist will decide whether you need these further tests once a thorough examination has been made. If you have suffered a recent trauma, an x-ray would help to rule out a fracture, while a diagnostic ultrasound or possibly an MRI will show a tendor tear or damge to the rotator cuff muscles.