Shoulder pain is a common condition that affects many people of all ages and backgrounds. The discomfort can range from mild to severe and can impact your daily life, limiting your ability to perform routine tasks, such as getting dressed, lifting objects, or even sleeping comfortably. Fortunately, there are ways to alleviate the pain and regain your quality of life. MK Osteopathy is a leading provider of osteopathic, myofascial, and rehabilitation techniques designed to address and relieve pain from underlying issues.
What Causes Shoulder Pain?
Shoulder pain can be attributed to several different origins, whether that be pre-existing medical conditions, acute injuries, or causes of unknown etiologies. Below, we have highlighted the more common causes of shoulder pain that we see in our clinic.
Rotator cuff tears
Thoracic outlet syndrome
How Can MK Osteopathy Help Alleviate Shoulder Pain?
Through our expertise in osteopathic, myofascial, and rehabilitation techniques, we can help address and relieve pain from underlying issues. Our team of practitioners at MK Osteopathy takes a holistic approach to treatment. Meaning, that we consider the whole person and address any underlying issues that may be contributing to the shoulder pain. Ideally, this is achieved through developing a personalized treatment that is specific to your needs. This can consist of a combination of recurring appointments, at-home exercises, and other interventions to ensure that your recovery is a success.
Why are Our Techniques Good for Shoulder Pain?
Osteopathic techniques can help with shoulder pain by addressing the underlying issue. Osteopathic practitioners will assess the patient's shoulder function, range of motion, muscle activation and overall posture. They will then use manual techniques to improve joint mobility, reduce inflammation, and decrease pain.
Furthermore, myofascial release and muscle activation techniques can eradicate built-up tension in the myofascial tissues surrounding the shoulder joint and rotator cuff. This can help to improve joint mobility, reduce inflammation, improve muscular balance and decrease pain.
Lastly, from a rehabilitation perspective, specific shoulder exercises can assist the recovery process by creating muscular balance and strengthening specific muscles, increasing the range of motion, and reducing pain. Thereby acting as both a prophylactic and curable treatment.
Combining these three strategies can be highly effective in treating shoulder pain. They each work interchangeably together to treat the underlying issue and help speed up your recovery time.