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Living With Shoulder Pain?

Don’t allow Shoulder Pain to ruin your life!

Are you living with shoulder pain? Has it been ongoing for years? Do you find that every time you try to get back into the gym or physical activity, your old shoulder injury flares up again? If this sounds familiar, then do something about it and Contact Functional Health today and find out how we can help you!

Studies have shown that with the correct diagnosis and treatment, Pain & Function can be significantly improved, leading to a better quality of life.

Like many others, we see people who have tried everything; home remedies, massage, stretches, injections, the list goes on. There are so many opinions out there, and it can make it difficult to choose who to trust and listen to. Some will even consider surgery to alleviate their symptoms.

Rotator Cuff Injuries

Shoulder pathologies make up one of the largest groups of people dealing with musculoskeletal pain. A large portion of our patients with shoulder issues/concerns can be attributed to Rotator Cuff Injuries and associated pathologies.

Some common Rotator Cuff Injury symptoms include:
• Pain or restricted movement of the shoulder
• Painful to lie or sleep on the affected side
• Pain lifting above shoulder height
• Feeling of weakness in the arm
• Difficulty with everyday tasks such as brushing hair or getting dressed
• Activity avoidance

We use our shoulders in numerous aspects of everyday life. This area of your shoulder is vital for movement and stability. For many people, these issues result in chronic (longer than 3-6 months) injury.

This type of injury is common in a wide array of the population including over 50’s, athletes and work-related overloading injuries.

When considering your treatment, you probably know exercises can help, but you find yourself asking ‘which ones are for you’.

Recent research has strongly suggested a multi-modal approach to conservative (non-operative) management results in the best patient outcomes.

Based around a guided exercise program combined with hands-on therapy and self-management strategies, this has proven to heed similar if not better outcomes than other therapeutic modalities such as injections or surgical options.

If you have any questions relating to your shoulder injury, feel free to call or email and our friendly staff will be happy to help with any advice on what your next move might be.

We all know someone dealing with shoulder pain. They might have tried massage or injections but with little to no success. Tell them about our exercise-based, multi-modal (combined with hands-on) approach, with an Exercise Physiologist or Physiotherapist at Functional Health. This might be just the ticket to getting them the correct help they need to recover and live a normal active and healthy lifestyle.

Our Physiotherapists & Exercise Physiologists can help you exercise safely and effectively. We will also help you to implement any lifestyle changes which may help manage your injury to improve your outcome.

 

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