Shoulder pain can be the result of a variety of causes. People are commonly diagnosed with problems such as subacromial bursitis or a rotator cuff injury, but there is often a lot more involved in your shoulder pain than these two problems.

 

The shoulder is a very complex joint. Technically, your entire arm is held onto the rest of your body through the collar bone, the joints of which are not much bigger than your thumb. When looking at the true shoulder joint - the glenohumeral joint - the ball is actually bigger than the socket. 

This allows for great mobility, but sacrifices structural stability, which relates to the shape of your bones and the strength of your ligaments. Functional stability comes from your muscles. 

The rotator cuff muscles work hard to keep the ball of the shoulder joint centered in the socket, and your shoulder blade is held onto the rib cage by some of the biggest muscles in our body. 

 

Dysfunctions in the mechanics of these two muscle groups is often what leads to your pain. 

So if your shoulder pain is reducing the quality of your life, find an osteopath who can look for the route cause of your pain. YouMove Osteopath, Lachlan Allen has a keen eye for shoulder dysfunction, having taken part in advanced training through the Lyn Watson shoulder course, as well as seeing countless shoulder presentations in his clinical experience.

At YouMove Osteopathy, you can expect:

1. To have someone listen to how your shoulder troubles are affecting you. 

2. A skilled examination of your shoulder mechanics.

3. Provision of a working diagnosis.

4. Hands-on treatment to get you feeling better, faster.

5. Prescription of rehab exercises to improve any weakness or coordination issues which may be leading to your pain.

Don't wait around hoping things just change. Book an appointment today and start living.