The shoulder is one of the most sophisticated and complicated joints of the body. It has the greatest range of motion of any joint in the body with complete global movement allowing you to position the hand anywhere in space. It is made up of four joints and five linked bone groups, which are related and work together. To allow so much movement the joints need to be ‘free’ to move, therefore the shoulder should be ‘unstable’ compared to other joints of the body; However, a series of complex ligaments and muscle keep it in joint.
Shoulder symptoms include different types of pain including sharp, shooting, burning, throbbing or stabbing pains and can be constant or come and go. As well as coming from a local injury, shoulder pain can also refer
Shoulder pain is quite common, affecting around 3 in 10 adults at some time during their lives. Shoulder pain is demanding and quite debilitating and can have a big impact on everyday life; even simple tasks like getting dressed or even resting causes pain. Many people seek osteopathic treatment to address shoulder pain quickly as osteopaths are skilled at helping prevent shoulder pain and preventing it from becoming a chronic, long-term problem.