Deprecated: Array and string offset access syntax with curly braces is deprecated in /nas/content/live/forgewestend/wp-content/plugins/parallax_video_backgrounds_vc/admin/bsf-core/auto-update/admin-functions.php on line 13
3 reasons why you shoulder pain isn't improving » Forge West End

3 reasons why you shoulder pain isn’t improving

If you have shoulder pain now, you understand how frustrating it can be. It can bother you doing things around the house, it can limit your activities and can even affect your social life. The shoulder is a complex joint, so we will give you 3 reasons why your pain may not be improving.

1: You have poor shoulder flexibility

Do you struggle reaching towards your cupboards? Do you have difficulty reaching behind your back? Do you have shoulder stiffness when trying to comb your hair?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have limited shoulder flexibility. Your shoulder joint is one of the most flexible joints in your body and when it isn’t moving correctly, you can experience considerable discomfort.

Unfortunately, due to most of our daily routines, we are sitting for longer periods of time compared to our ancestors. This can lead to muscles becoming accustomed to this sitting position. The problem lies when you then try to perform tasks that require a lot of movement, your body may not be able to tolerate what you are asking it to do.

So in saying that, it is important to stretch your shoulders throughout the day. Basic movements such as reaching overhead and behind you back will help maintain your movement.

2: You have poor shoulder strength

Do you struggle pushing objects over your head? Are you struggling doing push ups? These may be signs you are lacking shoulder strength.

The shoulder itself moves in many planes which requires strength and stability. If over time you develop muscle imbalances or weakness, this can potentially lead you into pain.

At our clinic, we measure each client’s strength with a medical device so that an accurate diagnosis can be made. This ensures that you get fast relief.

3. You are performing aggravating tasks

When you pick at a wound, this can delay it from healing quickly. In a similar fashion, if you perform repetitive movements that make your shoulder sore, it’s possible that your symptoms continue for a substantial period of time.

Our therapists like to suggest alternatives to you movements to make your everyday activities easier.

Do you want a fast track to recovery?

Our clinicians are all well trained to treat shoulder injuries effectively. If your shoulder pain isn’t improving, book in for an appointment here
We look forward to seeing you!

Comments are closed.