Shoulder pain is a pain the neck! Well it can be, but it can be so much more than that. Shoulder pain can be awful and debilitating. We know this at Enable Physio as its one of the most common problems that we see. There’s a lot of shoulder pain around, it’s the most common painful reason why the over 60’s visit their GP. So if you’re after the best should pain treatment Geelong has to offer, look no further than Enable Physio.
Shoulder pain can be a constant ache that just won’t go away, it might be a toothache sensation or a burning feeling. It can often last for weeks or months with no respite. Washing your hair, carrying shopping, putting on a seatbelt or a bra, picking up a child or working out at the gym are some of the most common triggers we hear about. Injections and pills can help but they’re often not much more than a short term fix and they don’t change the underlying problem. What seems to make shoulder pain seem all the more unfair is that it’s often worst at night in bed when you’re trying to rest!
Well we’re here to tell you it’s not all doom and gloom as physiotherapy is a great place to start the road to recovery. Shoulder pain can be complex and the first line of treatment here at Enable Physio is to assess your shoulder pain and give you a clear diagnosis, this helps to get the most out of treatment. The good thing about treatment for shoulder pain is that there are many really helpful techniques that exist. At Enable physio we use a combination of hands-on skill and exercise advice to help shoulder pain recovery.
Physiotherapy doesn’t always have all the answers all the time and a good physio is good at knowing what they do well and knowing when it’s time to get a doctor or surgeon more involved. Imaging can help in the process of diagnosis and your physio can refer you for MRI scans, x-rays and ultrasound scans. Even in cases where surgery is required, physiotherapy usually forms part of the recovery process.
If you don’t know if physio is the right place for you then we’re happy to offer an honest answer and you can get in touch here.