Are you experiencing pain or discomfort in your shoulders or arms?
There are a number of causes for shoulder and arm pain, such as musculoskeletal shoulder pain caused by damage to the muscles and tendons surrounding the shoulder joint, and overuse or repetitive strain to this part of your body.
Due to the constant use of our shoulder joints, they are prone to injury and wear and tear. Pain stemming from a shoulder injury is often described as a dull ache in the shoulder region, pain when lying on or lifting the injured shoulder, or localised pain either on the outside or front of the shoulder.
Arm pain is similar to shoulder pain and can be caused by repetitive overuse or a sudden, traumatic injury. One added complexity is that arm pain can be a purely localised injury, a musculoskeletal injury or referred pain from nerves in your neck.
In many cases, a physiotherapist can assess your shoulder and arm issues, identify its likely cause and recommend the right treatment pathway.