What is Shoulder Pain?
There are many causes of shoulder pain which may also be related to the neck and postural pain. Common shoulder complaints include frozen shoulder, impingement, shoulder osteoarthritis, dislocation and repetitive strain injury (RSI) of the tendons of the shoulder. This area relies massively on all the muscles to do their job properly all of the time. If one muscle is tired or injured it will affect all the rest of the muscles in this area resulting in reduced shoulder movement and pain.
How we treat Shoulder Pain and injuries at Richmond Osteopaths
As the shoulder relies so heavily on all the muscles working properly 100% of the time we try to pinpoint which muscles aren’t doing their job properly and then work on them with a number of techniques, such as massage, acupuncture, manipulation and stretching. The shoulder joint ought to be very mobile so control is a very important function, exercises are given to restore control. This will improve the efficiency of the muscles allowing them to do their job properly and reduce pain.
The shoulders are designed to move. So move them. Lift them above your head, shrug and roll them around. Pretend you are throwing something or climbing something.
The booking process was quick and easy. As always, Andre is professional, knowledgeable and very quick to assess any injury. He is extremely good at finding the root cause of your pain and offers treatment to relieve it, as well as exercises to help maintain the improvement gained during your session. Highly recommended! Jennie Andre Kulesza
Feedback re Appointment. I thought HP was friendly, considerate and very thorough. He listened well to what I had to say and I believe he made an accurate diagnosis and administered considered treatment during the session to the affected area. He also offered good advice regarding future treatment and the healing process. I would recommend him to anyone and will re book if the symptoms persist. HP
I have been a regular patient of Nicolette Richardson (Gygi) at Richmond Osteopaths as I have suffered with neck, shoulder, lower back pain and reduced mobility following a road traffic accident in 2001. The symptoms have been exacerbated by a lack of exercise and a career in IT where I'm at my desk for hours at a time. Nicky gets me moving and reduces my overall pain during each session. Without her I would be in a terrible state! I would highly recommend Nicolette Richardson to anyone for her professionalism, skill and also her fantastic personality! Thanks Nicky! Neck, shoulder and lower back pain
I first went to see Nicolette Richardson when I was signed off work with an extremely painful neck and right shoulder. Being the second time in 12 months experiencing the same problem, I had already been to other NHS and private physios. I had also been seeing a chiropractor over a number of years for treatment of my neck pain. This was my first time with an osteopath. Nicolette Richardson did an amazing job fixing me up. The combination of massage, stretches and acupuncture, cleared the muscle spasm in my right shoulder and the trapped nerves in my neck enabling me to get back to work. Regular visits have helped me prevent any re-occurrence of my neck pain. I try to recommend Richmond Osteopaths to any of my friends who complain if ongoing injuries/pains. I would thoroughly recommend to anyone choosing Richmond Osteopaths. Cathy Taylor