Shoulder pain treatment for a rotator cuff tear, strain or injury, the most effective and gentle shoulder pain treatment modality has to be K-laser therapy, video below, we also offer another fast effective shoulder pain treatment modality called Shockwave therapy, video’s for this modality are located on the bar above, titled, Shockwave and K-laser Therapy.
The rotator cuff is a group of muscles which helps to control the movement of the shoulder’s ball and socket joint.
If this control is inadequate then the muscles can become stressed or squashed between two bones, causing pain in the shoulder or upper arm, particularly when lifting the arm, lying on it or using the affected muscles.
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. Age also has an effect, with rotator cuff problems developing as you get older.
Shoulder Pain Treatment, K-Laser Therapy.
If you are suffering from frozen shoulder you should:
Avoid activities that involve you lifting your arms over your head or behind your back to reduce irritation
Use pain relief such as anti-inflammatories, as advised by your practioner
Ice/Cryotherapy – place a wet flannel and a pack of frozen peas on your shoulder for 20 minutes up to every hour
Complete a simple range of movement exercises – watch our exercise video and download our exercise sheet to the right.
If you are suffering from frozen shoulder, you should also correct your posture. If you slouch, your ability to lift your arm above your head reduces by 35 per cent.
Sitting and standing in a good posture with your shoulder back will help your movement as well as prevent the tendons in your shoulder catching. Slouching also squashes all of the structures in your shoulder against the ridge above the joint, causing pain and irritation.
The shoulder joint is a ball and a shallow socket joint. It is formed from a ball on the top of your arm bone and a shallow socket which is a part of the shoulder blade.
Above the ball and socket joint is a ligament which is attached to a bony prominence (‘acromion’) on your shoulder blade. This forms an arch, between the shoulder joint and the arch is known as the sub-acromial space.
To move your shoulder and control the position of the ball on the socket, you have a group of muscles and tendons known as the rotator cuff.
Rotator cuff muscles originate from the shoulder blade and incert onto the top of the arm bone, passing through the sub-acromial space. One tendon (‘supraspinatus’) sits in the middle of the sub-acromial space.
A small fluid lining (‘bursa’) cushions the tendon from the roof of the arch. When you move your arm away from your side, the rotator cuff works to keep the ball centred on the socket.
When your arm reaches shoulder height (horizontal), the sub-acromial space is narrowed