Shoulder Pain Physiotherapy Edmonton

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Shoulder Pain Physiotherapy Edmonton

Welcome to Eastwood Physiotherapy, where we provide reliable shoulder pain management services. Our team of highly-skilled physiotherapists understands the complex nature of shoulder pain, given its intricate anatomical structure and its pivotal role in a multitude of movements and activities. As an essential joint connecting the torso and the upper extremity, the shoulder's health is central to carrying out daily activities seamlessly, be it for work, sport, or leisure.

At Eastwood, we are committed to addressing shoulder pain with an evidence-based, patient-centred approach, treating various conditions ranging from sports injuries to age-related degeneration. We recognize that each patient is unique, with distinctive needs and goals. Hence, we tailor our treatment plans to suit individual circumstances, prioritizing personalized care.

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Understanding Shoulder Pain

The shoulder is a complex structure consisting of several joints, muscles, and tendons, all working in harmony to afford us a wide range of motion. However, this intricacy also leaves the shoulder vulnerable to numerous problems, causing pain and discomfort that can severely impact daily activities.

Shoulder pain can stem from various sources: it might be localized, originating from the shoulder itself, or referred from other regions of the body, such as the neck or upper back. Conditions affecting the shoulder can be broadly classified into traumatic and non-traumatic. Traumatic shoulder conditions often result from sports injuries, falls, or sudden jolts, whereas non-traumatic conditions arise more subtly over time due to factors like aging, overuse, or poor posture.

Given the broad range of possible causes, understanding shoulder pain necessitates a comprehensive evaluation that considers not just the symptomatic area but also the overall health and lifestyle of the individual. At Eastwood Physiotherapy, we're committed to unravelling the complexities of your shoulder pain, adopting a holistic approach to assess your symptoms, identify their root cause, and tailor a treatment plan that addresses your unique needs. The path to relieving shoulder pain starts with understanding its origins, and we're here to guide you on that journey.

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How We Diagnose Shoulder Pain at Eastwood

At Eastwood Physiotherapy, we take a comprehensive approach to diagnosing shoulder pain. Our seasoned clinicians begin with an in-depth patient interview to understand the history of your symptoms and how they impact your daily activities. This is followed by a detailed physical examination to assess the range of motion, strength, joint stability, and any presence of swelling or deformity in the shoulder.

We might also perform specific tests, such as the Empty Can Test or Neer's Sign, to identify impingement syndromes or rotator cuff tears. When necessary, we utilize diagnostic imaging tools such as X-rays, ultrasound, or MRI to visualize the internal structures of the shoulder and aid in accurate diagnosis.

List of Shoulder Pain Conditions Treated at Eastwood Physiotherapy

Our shoulder pain management program at Eastwood caters to a broader spectrum of conditions, including:

  • Biceps Tendinitis: Inflammation or irritation of the upper biceps tendon leading to pain in the front of the shoulder.
  • Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis): A condition characterized by stiffness and pain in your shoulder joint.
  • Shoulder Impingement: This condition arises when upward movements of the arm cause the shoulder blade’s upper part to compress the soft tissues underneath.
  • SLAP Tear: A type of injury characterized by damage to the labrum, the cartilage ring where the shoulder’s biceps tendon connects, resulting in varying degrees of pain and discomfort.
  • AC Joint Injury: An injury to the joint at the top of the shoulder, usually caused by a fall or direct blow.
  • Rotator Cuff Calcific Tendinitis: This condition is typified by the accumulation of calcium deposits within the tendons of the rotator cuff, leading to pain and restricting the shoulder’s movement range.
  • Shoulder Osteoarthritis: Degenerative changes in the shoulder joint leading to pain and stiffness.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Shoulder: An autoimmune disease causing chronic inflammation of the shoulder joint.
  • Glenohumeral Joint Instability: A condition in which the ‘ball and socket’ of the shoulder joint does not move smoothly, causing pain and instability.

  • The above conditions reflect our broad scope of practice, yet, they represent just a fraction of the shoulder conditions we treat at Eastwood. Our extensive experience, coupled with a comprehensive approach, enables us to handle the diverse and unique needs of our patients.

    Physiotherapy Techniques for Shoulder Pain

    At Eastwood Physiotherapy, we use a wide array of techniques to address shoulder pain, ensuring a comprehensive approach to treatment. Our methods are rooted in evidence-based practice and are tailored to suit individual needs. Here are some of the techniques we utilize:

    Post-Treatment Care at Eastwood Physiotherapy

    Post-treatment care at Eastwood extends beyond mere symptom relief. We aim to equip you with tools and knowledge to manage and prevent the recurrence of shoulder pain. You can expect a comprehensive home exercise program tailored to your needs and abilities to ensure continued progress. We also offer ongoing support, follow-up appointments, and advice on ergonomics to facilitate long-term recovery and health.

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    Managing Shoulder Pain - Take the Next Step

    Living with shoulder pain can significantly affect your quality of life, restricting your ability to perform simple tasks and participate in the activities you enjoy. At Eastwood Physiotherapy, we are committed to helping you overcome shoulder pain and return to a pain-free life. Our professional, knowledgeable team is ready to guide you on your journey to recovery.

    Don’t let shoulder pain hold you back. Contact us at Eastwood Physiotherapy today and take the first step towards a pain-free life. Trust your health in our hands – we are here to help you every step of the way.