3rd February 2015

Shoulder Problems | Shoulder Pain Treatment With Osteopathy

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Penarth Osteopathic Practice offer several types of shoulder pain treatment, depending on the cause of your pain and your symptoms.

The shoulder is an inherently unstable joint due to its shallow socket and high degree of flexibility.

Shoulder-osteopathic-treatmentAs a result of this the body uses a series of muscles to help stabilise it: the four main muscles are called the rotator cuff muscles, but other muscles from the chest, scapular and upper arm help provide power and some stability as well.

These muscles of the shoulder can be vulnerable to degeneration as people get older but can also be injured when an imbalance of strength occurs within the shoulder muscles. 

Specific exercises and treatments can be done to help provide shoulder stability. 

Osteopathic treatment will also look at the function of the thoracic spine (middle back), cervical spine (neck) and ribs as well as the whole of the shoulder complex which can be affected by posture, age and other factors.

Osteopathic treatment of the shoulder will aim to reduce pain but also to maintain flexibility through the joint, and allow the individual to continue functioning with the aid of exercises.

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