Shoulder Pain

The shoulder is a highly mobile joint with heavy reliance on many muscles around it to function properly. Shoulder pain is common and can be brought on by injury, muscle imbalance or overuse of the soft tissues. Pain commonly occurs around the front of the shoulder and in the upper arm. The pain can be caused by damage to the structures in the shoulder or it can be referred via nerves from another region such as the neck.

Common shoulder problems that we treat

  • Frozen shoulder
  • Shoulder muscle strain or tear
  • Rotator cuff tendons
  • Referred pain
  • Bursitis
  • Post fracture or dislocation
  • Instability
  • Arthritis (wear and tear) including Osteoarthritis
  • Post trauma
Physiotherapy Lisburn Shoulder pain

Who is affected by shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain is common in all age groups, male or female, active or sedentary, as well as those involved in sports. We understand that whether you are a serious sports person or an enthusiastic amateur, no one likes to be away from their sport through injury. Typical sports associated with shoulder injuries include:

  • Boxing and martial arts
  • Tennis and badminton
  • Weight lifting
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Swimming
  • Throwing sports including javelin, shot putt, cricket and baseball
  • Volleyball

How Can Physiotherapy Help Your Shoulder Pain?

Our experienced physiotherapists will complete a thorough assessment to provide an accurate diagnosis for your shoulder pain. This will involve spending time with you asking about your symptoms and doing movements and tests to find out the origin of your pain. After this analysis of the cause of your pain we will treat the joints, muscles, nerves or ligaments that are causing your problem. As indicated by your examination treatment may involve;

  • Hands on physiotherapy treatment e.g. mobilisations, manipulation and soft tissue massage
  • Electrotherapy e.g. ultrasound, LASER
  • Specific exercises, stretching and strengthening programmes
  • Taping e.g. kinesiology taping or zinc oxide taping
  • Advice on managing your condition and preventing the problem from recurring

We aim to restore your mobility and get you back to your daily activities or sport quickly and safely.