Shoulder Pain

Frozen shoulder, Rotator cuff injuries and other shoulder problems are seen regularly at Oxford Osteopaths.

If you have a problem with pain in your shoulder or arm, we can help with the right diagnosis and treatment.

About shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is commonly caused by over stressing the shoulder through exercise or injuries such as a knock or fall. This will cause damage to the soft tissues around your shoulder and the many muscles connected to it.

Shoulder or arm pain may also be caused by a neck or back problem, or may be related to conditions such as Frozen Shoulder or Rotator Cuff.

Rotator Cuff pain

The Rotator Cuff is a group of muscles which help to control the movement of the shoulder joint.

People who work or do sports and/or hobbies that require putting their hands above shoulder height are the most likely candidates for rotator cuff problems. However, a shoulder injury, new or repetitive activity may also cause the condition to develop. 

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Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder, is the painful and gradual stiffening of the shoulder capsule (the tissue that surrounds the shoulder joint). 

The exact cause of the condition is unknown. For some reason, your body has an over reactive response to a minor injury and tries to heal your shoulder capsule with scar tissue. It affects one in 20 people and is more common in women than men. Most cases of frozen shoulder happen between the ages of 40 and 60. Osteopathy is very helpful with frozen shoulder pain.

Oxford Osteopaths can help

Our osteopaths are trained to quickly identify causes of shoulder and arm pain and use osteopathic techniques as well as deep tissue massage to bring fast relief from shoulder pain. We also offer advice and exercises to reduce recurrance of pain.