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Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain

The shoulder joint is the most movable joint in the human body. A group of four muscles and their tendons, called the rotator cuff, allows the shoulder to have a wide range of motion. Shoulder pain is common among the elderly however can also affect all ages in case of injury.

Symptoms-Signs of Shoulder Pain

Localized Pain:
Changes in the joint due to wear and tear or injury causing pain, tightness, and restricted range of motion.

Joint and Muscle Stiffness:
Tightness in and around the shoulder joint making it difficult to move.

Restricted Range:
Difficulty in moving the arm up, sideways, front, or back due to pain or stiffness in the joint or the surrounding muscles.

Pain around the shoulder joint traveling down to the arm, forearm and fingers.

Causes-What causes Shoulder Pain

Changes in the joint due to wear and tear or injury causing pain, tightness, and restricted range of motion.

Pinched Nerve:
Pinching of a nerve passing through the shoulder joint.

Dislocation or subluxation:
Shoulder joint moving out of its place.

Overuse of the shoulder joint

Age-related changes to the tendons and bursae in the shoulder

Shoulder injury or trauma

Poor posture

Some of the conditions that can cause Shoulder pain are:

Rotator Cuff Injury


Subacromial Bursitis

Supraspinatus Impingement

SLAP lesions

Capsular Tightness

Frozen Shoulder

Shoulder Dislocation and Instability

Arthritis etc

Physiotherapy helps in finding out the exact cause of the problem by doing proper assessment and special tests which are done manually by the therapists along with the help of other investigations like X-Rays, MRI which are also clinically correlated.

Physiotherapy Treatment for Shoulder Pain

At Vigor Physiotherapy, our experienced physiotherapists can help you manage and treat shoulder pain or shoulder impingement through a combination of hands-on therapy and targeted exercise.

Manual Therapy

Manual therapy involves the use of hands-on techniques to relieve pain and improve mobility in the shoulder joint. This may include:


Joint mobilization

Shoulder blade stability exercises

Exercise Therapy

Exercise therapy is an essential part of physiotherapy treatment for shoulder impingement. Our physiotherapists will develop a personalized exercise program to help improve strength, flexibility, and range of motion in the shoulder joint. This may include:

Strengthening exercises for the rotator cuff muscles

Stretching exercises for tight muscles in the shoulder and upper back

Soft tissue mobilization

Trigger point release

How Vigor Physiotherapy Can Help me

At Vigor Physiotherapy, our team of experienced physiotherapists has the expertise to help you manage and treat shoulder impingement. We'll work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan and get you back to pain-free, normal shoulder function. We're dedicated to providing high-quality care and ensuring you make a full recovery.