SHOULDER AND NECK

To this day shoulder and neck symptoms are deeply expressed and reflected in our society. This is shown nationwide and in all countries worldwide. Laptops and computers have become an absolute necessity within any given household and will inevitably invite poor posture from the neck down. The average worker has become predominantly sedentary and pressurised by performance targets. Thus people will increasingly tend to suffer from the effects and adaptations of the tense desk bound posture such as protracted shoulders, excessive slouching, over flexed neck and the many muscle, ligament and joint dysfunctions that come along with it.

The rotator cuff muscles are a group of very important muscles in the shoulder compartment. They are the prime movers and active stabilizers of a very mobile thus relatively unstable shoulder complex and this is due to its joint type being of a ball and socket nature which is why it has a lack in stability which is sacrificed primarily for mobility. Due to the increasing level of stress and strain on the shoulders throughout our lives it is common place for a strain and or a tear to occur in the muscles, tendons or ligaments of the shoulder joint.

This type of injury often results in pain found in simple mundane movements such as raising the arm, sometimes in one specific direction but often in multiple directions.

Other symptoms may include weakness, stiffness, swelling, heat, annoying/burning pain. We offer treatment and along with advice on pain management and exercise rehabilitation programme.

Medically referred to as “adhesive capsulitis”, is a disorder in which the shoulder capsule, the tissue surrounding the shoulder joint of the shoulder, becomes inflamed and stiff, greatly restricting motion and causing chronic pain.

Adhesive capsulitis is a painful and disabling condition for which an exact cause is unknown; however, there are strong links with trauma, injury and diabetes.  The condition can last from six months to three years, sometimes longer due to the adhesions and scar tissue within the joint there is also a lack of fluid in the joint, further restricting movement and preventing recovery.