At Bendigo Osteo our Osteopaths are trained to assess and treat Shoulder Pain or Injury.
Shoulder pain can vary from person to person. The pain can be mild to server. It can be experienced in your shoulder blade, deep in the joint, or at the front of your arm. The pain can radiate down your arm, and or cause weakness, tingling or numbness in the hands. For some it feels like it ‘catches’ and it can significantly decrease your range of motion.
What causes Shoulder Problems?
The shoulder is one of the most complex joints in the body. It has minimal contact points, which allows it to have maximum movement. But with this mobility, the joint is not as stable, making it prone to injury and wear and tear.
Most commonly, shoulder pain is caused by musculoskeletal strain due to poor posture, repetitive movements or trauma (eg: sport injury, work accidents), or all three.
Shoulder pain is generally categorized depending on the location and cause of the pain. It may be a rotator cuff tear, separation of the acromioclavicular joint, tendonitis, shoulder impingement (subacromial bursitis), frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis), or shoulder dislocation or instability. Shoulder pain can also be caused by osteoarthritis/arthritis or musculoskeletal problems in the neck or back.
How can Osteopathy help?
At Bendigo Osteo, Osteopathic treatment aims at identifying the cause of pain and restriction. Then decreasing the tension in the associated muscles, tendons and ligaments allowing for improved movement and function.
Our osteopaths will use a range of hands-on treatment methods and or give advice about rehabilitative exercise, posture and work habits.
If your shoulder injury has been caused by a work accident you may be able to claim a rebate back if you are on a Work Cover Claim. (Please note you are required to pay the full normal fee for service at the clinic. We then provide you with then paperwork, and then you claim yourself with WC).
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