Osteo for shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is a common complaint that can significantly impair mobility and diminish quality of life.

At Alpha Sports Medicine clinics in Newport, Maidstone, and Bacchus Marsh, we understand the debilitating effects of shoulder pain and offer comprehensive solutions to provide relief from shoulder pain and promote recovery.

In this guide, we’ll explore the different causes of shoulder pain, how the combination of osteopathy, exercise physiology and myotherapy can help, and why Alpha Sports Medicine is your trusted partner in shoulder pain treatment.

Shoulder Pain Treatment

Osteo for Shoulder Pain

If you’re struggling with shoulder pain and seeking a tailored, team approach to finding relief, consider osteopathic treatment at Alpha Sports Medicine clinics in Newport, Maidstone, and Bacchus Marsh. Our team of experienced osteopaths is dedicated to helping you understand and address the underlying causes of your shoulder pain, allowing you to reclaim your life and enjoy a pain-free future.

Experience the power of osteopathy for shoulder pain treatment at Alpha Sports Medicine.

Shoulder Pain Osteopathy | Alpha Sports Medicine

Causes of Shoulder Pain:

Shoulder pain is caused by different instances, the common ones are:

Rotator Cuff Injuries:

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that actively stabilize the shoulder joint. Injuries to the rotator cuff, such as tears or strains, can result from repetitive overhead movements, trauma, or degenerative changes.

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome:

Shoulder impingement occurs when the tendons of the rotator cuff become pinched or compressed between the bones of the shoulder joint, leading to pain, inflammation, and restricted movement.


Bursitis is inflammation of the bursa, fluid-filled sacs that cushion and lubricate the joints. Shoulder bursitis can cause pain, swelling, and tenderness, particularly with overhead activities. Lying in bed on the affected side can cause pain.

Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis):

Frozen shoulder is characterized by stiffness, pain, and limited range of motion in the shoulder joint. It often develops gradually and may be associated with inflammation or thickening of the shoulder capsule.

Shoulder Arthritis:

Arthritis of the shoulder joint can cause pain, stiffness, and swelling, particularly with movement. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and post-traumatic arthritis are common forms of shoulder arthritis.

Osteopathy for Shoulder Pain

How Osteopathy Can Help:

Osteopathy offers a holistic approach to shoulder pain treatment, addressing both the symptoms and underlying causes to provide long-lasting relief and promote optimal shoulder function. Here’s how osteopathy can help individuals suffering from shoulder pain:

Manual Therapy:

Osteopathic manual techniques, such as soft tissue massage, joint mobilization, and manipulation, are used to alleviate muscle tension, improve joint mobility, and restore proper alignment in the shoulder and surrounding structures.

Postural Assessment and Correction:

Osteopaths conduct comprehensive assessments to identify postural imbalances, muscle weaknesses, and structural abnormalities that may be contributing to shoulder pain. Through targeted interventions, including corrective exercises and ergonomic adjustments, osteopathy aims to restore proper alignment and function to the shoulder complex.

Strengthening and Rehabilitation:

Our expert shoulder Osteopaths prescribe tailored exercise programs to strengthen the muscles supporting the shoulder joint, improve stability, and enhance range of motion. These exercises help prevent future injuries, promote tissue healing, and optimize shoulder function.

Pain Management:

Osteopathy at Alpha Sports Medicine incorporates strategies for pain relief, including ice therapy, heat therapy, taping techniques and lifestyle modifications, to reduce inflammation, alleviate discomfort, and promote tissue healing in the shoulder region.

Education and Prevention:

Osteopaths provide education on proper shoulder mechanics, ergonomics, and lifestyle modifications to prevent recurrent shoulder injuries and promote overall shoulder health. This includes guidance on posture correction, exercise technique, and injury prevention strategies tailored to the individual's needs and goals.

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