Shoulder Injuries and Disorders
Your shoulder joint is composed of three bones: the clavicle (collarbone), the scapula (shoulder blade), and the humerus (upper arm bone). Your shoulders are the most movable joints in your body. They can also be unstable because the ball of the upper arm is larger than the shoulder socket that holds it. To remain in a stable or normal position, the shoulder must be anchored by muscles, tendons and ligaments. Because the shoulder can be unstable, it is the site of many common problems. They include sprains, strains, dislocations, separations, tendinitis, bursitis, torn rotator cuffs, frozen shoulder, fractures and arthritis.
Most of these injuries are sustained through sporting activities or from over use of the shoulder. Sometimes long standing over use or previous injury can lead to arthritis in the shoulder.
Your Physiotherapist will diagnose the cause of your shoulder problem and use the latest techniques for pain relief and to improve shoulder function so you can return to your sporting or lifestyle activities.
If surgery is required for torn rotator cuff muscles then post surgery rehabilitation with your physiotherapist is essential to enable the fastest recovery and healing of the repair.
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