Shoulder Pain

The shoulder joint comprises three bones called the scapula (shoulder bone), the clavicle (collar bone) and the humerus (upper arm bone) and four joints. The glenohumeral joint is the main shoulder joint where the ball of the humerus slots into the socket of the scapula. The Acromioclavicular joint sits at the top of the shoulder and is formed between acromion (upper end of the scapular).

There are many things that cause you to experience shoulder pain. Chronic shoulder pain can be caused by:

  • A ruptured (torn) tendon or ligament
  • Impingement (the tendon in the shoulder rubs on bone or other nearby tissue)
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis (painful, inflamed fluid filled sac)
  • Dislocated or shoulder instability
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Arthritis

Management of Shoulder Pain

Our individualised holistic approach:
Full history and assessment
Education about shoulder pain so you can take steps to manage the condition
Occupational and lifestyle advice
Medication review and optimisation
Physiotherapy and exercises enabled by the window of pain relief from medications and interventions
Psychology based treatments

Pain interventions:
Suprascapular nerve block and Pulsed Radiofrequency