Physiotherapy For Shoulder Pain in Singapore
A painful shoulder can be an uncomfortable and inconvenient condition that severely reduces a person’s quality of life.
While some shoulder ailments resolve in a short time, other conditions worsen in pain and can turn into debilitating lifelong issues if not treated properly. Fortunately, the help of a good physiotherapist can greatly improve painful shoulder conditions and hopefully resolve these issues for good.
Possible Causes Of Shoulder Pain
There can be many causes of shoulder pain ranging from a simple sprain to a shoulder fracture. The following are some common conditions that cause shoulder pain:
Rotator Cuff Sprain/Tear
The rotator cuff refers to the group of muscles and tendons that hold your shoulders in place and enable your arms to move up and down. Rotator cuff injuries can happen if you overexert yourself by lifting heavy objects or fall on your shoulder. Your rotator cuff muscles might experience wear and tear over time. Physiotherapy will often help with pain in this area, although some cases might require further evaluation and surgery.
A frozen shoulder is characterised by pain, stiffness and loss of range of motion in the shoulder. While the cause of a frozen shoulder is as yet inconclusive, frozen shoulder generally afflicts people who have had their shoulder immobilised for a long period of time, such as through a stroke, surgery or a fracture. Our physiotherapists will be able to provide advice on the best course of action to heal your frozen shoulder.
Pain while moving your shoulder can be an indication of bursitis. Bursitis happens when the fluid-filled sacs that cushion the movement of your joints become inflamed or irritated due to trauma. Physiotherapy will help rehabilitate the range of movement in your shoulder, and guide you with appropriate strengthening exercises.
Osteoarthritis, more commonly known as arthritis affecting the joints, is an extremely painful condition that usually occurs with old age. The cartilage cushioning the bones wears down over time, causing pain while using the joint. While there is no cure for this degenerative condition, the painful symptoms can be managed with the help of medication and physiotherapy sessions.
Get in touch with our physiotherapists in Singapore for a treatment plan for your shoulder to prevent the pain from worsening!