Shoulder Pain

Articles researched and written by Sally Ann Quirke, a fully qualified professional chartered Physiotherapist based in Ireland.

Causes and Treatment of different forms of Shoulder Injuries.

Are you looking for Shoulder Pain Relief?

Shoulder pain can have many underlying causes - each one requiring different approaches to treatment and relief. Here we will look through the many different cases of shoulder pain that I see in my physiotherapy clinic.

We will look at chronic shoulder pain relief, the general causes of pain in the shoulder as well as specific cases such as “frozen” shoulder pain.

Once a correct diagnosis is made, it is important to follow a course of treatment appropriate for the type of shoulder joint or muscle pain. Before we look in more detail at shoulder pain relief and treatments - let’s first have a look at the primary causes of your shoulder pain:

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4 main causes of shoulder pain »

Main Causes of Shoulder Pain

There can be many causes of shoulder pain - each one often requires a different approach to treatment and relief. However, I think it’s worthwhile going through the four main causes that I see at my clinic.

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Arthritis in Shoulder »

Arthritis in the Shoulder

Both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis can affect the shoulder. In both types of arthritis the health of the bones and soft tissues of your shoulder joint are affected. The degree and extent of damage will depend on the severity of…

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Back Pain Between Shoulder Blades »

Back pain between shoulder blades is a type of pain I find very satisfying to work with … and it is a condition for which manual treatment really gets results!

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Chronic Shoulder Pain »

Chronic Shoulder Pain

Chronic shoulder pain refers to a pain or movement problem that has been present for more than six weeks. There are various degrees of “chronic” associated with shoulder pain.

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Frozen Shoulder Pain »

Frozen Shoulder -

Are you looking for the best Frozen Shoulder Treatment approach? Frozen shoulder pain is so nasty!! My own mother recently had a frozen shoulder so I have heard all about it!!

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Dislocated Shoulder »

Dislocated Shoulder

The frequent mistake people make is not having a dislocated shoulder assessed and rehabilitated by a physiotherapist after the first dislocation - which can lead to more complications! Let me explain.

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Left vs. Right Shoulder Pain »

Left or Right Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain presented on either the left or right side ONLY is a common complaint - mostly results from repetitive movement patterns or poor posture. Expert advice on the causes and treatments from a Chartered Physiotherapist.

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Neck Shoulder Arm Pain »

Aching neck and shoulder

Have you got pain in your neck, shoulder and arm? This may be due to the nerves in your neck being damaged or trapped, resulting in a referral of pain into your arm.

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Shoulder Anatomy »

The shoulder is known as the “floppy” joint of the body! It is a ball and socket joint. However, it is a loose packed ball and socket joint which means it is relying on its ligaments and muscles to hold…

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Shoulder Bursitis »

Shoulder Bursitis

Shoulder bursitis is where there is inflammation of a bursa around the shoulder. However, it can often be confused with an inflammation of the rotor cuff, which is a tendon structure around the shoulder joint.

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Shoulder pain exercise »

Shoulder Rehab Exercises

Shoulder Rehab Exercises are very important in the overall management of shoulder pain. I see as many shoulder problems which have worsened from lack of movement as I do from injury to the shoulder alone.

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Shoulder Joint Pain »

Shoulder Joint Pain

In my experience, shoulder joint pain is presented by one of four reasons: Frozen Shoulder, Osteoarthritis, Tendonitis or a Pinched nerve in your neck.

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Shoulder Surgery Recovery »

Shoulder surgery Recovery

The aim of rehabilitation is to recover as much of the position, movement, strength, and ultimate function of your shoulder joint and girdle as can be achieved. Here we will have a look at the different aspects you need to…

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Shoulder Tendonitis »

Shoulder Tendonitis

Shoulder tendonitis is an inflammation of a tendon attaching to your shoulder. Although there are many tendons involved in your shoulder the most common tendonitis’s that I see in my physiotherapy practice relate to the rotator cuff complex.

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While the content and materials contained in the articles on this website have been written & researched by Sally Ann Quirke, a professional, practising & fully qualified Chartered Physiotherapist (Physical Therapist) based in Ireland, they are provided for general information and educational purposes only. They do not constitute medical advice on any particular individual situation. Please see your Chartered Physiotherapist or other medical practitioner for full and individual consultation.

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