Mechanical Shoulder Pain

Cambridge Shoulder Pain Clinic

Our Cambridge shoulder pain clinic has an osteopath that use manual therapy and prescriptive exercise to provide shoulder pain relief, improve mobility and stability around the shoulder complex. The treatment is bespoke and tailored to each persons needs.

What causes shoulder pain?

Myopathy of shoulder girdle -muscle strain or microtears of the muscles of the shoulder girdle

Adhesive Encapsulitis (Frozen Shoulder) – where movement of the shoulder is severely restricted, with progressive loss of both active and passive range of motion. The condition last between 5 to 26 months over 3 different stages (freezing,  frozen and thawing or recovery stage)

Superior labral Anterior or posterior tear – a tear of the glenohumeral joint (main shoulder joint) capular outer fibres

Ligament sprains or microtears – occur as a result of trauma or over activity at end of range movement.

Rotator cuff injuries – where the muscles of the rotator cuff have either been strained, torn or trapped in an anatomical space (called the subacromial space)

Referred pain from the neck either radiculopathy or neuropathy (cervical disc or facet injury trapping the nerves supplying the shoulder or inflammatory irration of the nerves).

What medical conditions cause shoulder pain?

Osteoarthritis – a generative condition where the joint cartiliage wears away and bony growth occurs around the joint.

Rheumatoid Arthritis – inflammatory and immunological condition where inflammation occur in the synovial fluid of the joint

Polymyalgia rheumatica – an immunological condition that causes shoulder girdle and pelvic girdle pain.

Referred pain from the liver, gall bladder, heart and lungs – This maybe an indicator of underlying systemic health problem, which you consult your GP for you.

Why Should I come for an Appointment at Cam Osteopathy?

Treatment is conservative, uninvasive and delivered in the least painful manner where possible. Our clinics offer a professional, relaxed and therapetuic enviroment to come for an appointment. We develop a tailored and bespoke treatment plan to treat and manage your headache. This can involve a multi-disciplinary team at our central cambridge clinic with 65 healthcare professionals.

Contact Us

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We even offer a FREE 15 minute assessment to see if treatment is safe and suitable for you.

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