An osteopath can suggest to you different treatments and necessary lifestyle changes in order to treat your shoulder pain. Bursitis is a common cause of shoulder pain. Your osteopath will run a diagnosis in order to figure out whether your shoulder pain is being caused by rotator cuff tear. Surgery is a common treatment in order to treat this condition. However, he or she may recommend other treatment methods, such as exercises so as to treat the condition without performing any surgical operation. Even if surgery is performed, the exercises can help you recover fast.
If you are suffering from capsulitis, you may be feeling severe pain in your shoulder. This condition is also termed as ‘frozen shoulder’. The osteopath may suggest different treatment methods to stretch the ligaments, muscles and tendons. These treatments will improve the performance of your ribs and spine in order to enhance your mobility. They will also loosen your stiff tissues and as a result, your shoulder pain will subside gradually.
The shoulder pain can be due to instability in the shoulder joint. Common causes of this instability are overstretching or dislocation of shoulders in the past. The best solution to treat this instability is to massage and manipulate the shoulders to relax the joints. In order to strengthen your shoulder muscles, the osteopath may suggest some easy exercises that you can do at your home. Regular exercise can rid you of shoulder pain in a short period of time. The good thing about this is that exercise not only treats your shoulder pain but also improves your overall health.
It is a common misconception that shoulder separation and shoulder dislocation are the same things. The truth is that these are different terms. In other words, shoulder separation does not refer to shoulder dislocation. These are two different conditions. Your osteopath will conduct an examination on your shoulder in order to determine whether you are a patient of shoulder dislocation or shoulder separation. In case of a dislocated shoulder, the arm bone comes out of its socket, which consists of two bones namely clavicle and scapula. In case of a shoulder separation, the collarbone and the shoulder blade move together and cause a disruption to the socket of the shoulder. Shoulder separations have been divided into different types based on their severity. Type 1 and Type 2 are considered the most common types. Osteopaths conduct surgery in order to treat these types of shoulder separations.
According to osteopaths, after shoulder separation, the patient should rest his or her joints, ice them and take medication in order to reduce inflammation. However, the patient can also follow gentle osteopathic treatments so as to boost the recovery. The treatments actually boost the blood supply to the shoulders. Osteopathy treatments can help you re-stabilize your shoulder muscles, tendons and ligaments in order to minimize the risk of causing chronic instability.
At Osteoworks we can treat your shoulder pain with the help of one of our experienced osteopaths. Osteowoks is one of the biggest osteopathy clinics in Auckland.