Frozen Shoulder and Shoulder Injuries
Sayer Frozen shoulder specialist treatment Clinics in West London W8, West End W1 and Moorgate City EC2.
Our chiropractors, osteopaths and physical therapists in 3 London Clinics are shoulder pain treatment experts, extremely experienced and trained to Masters level in the diagnosis and successful rehabilitation of shoulder injuries.
Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis
Frozen shoulder or ‘adhesive capsulitis’ affects shoulder joint mobility with stiffness and pain and occurs usually between the ages of 40 and 60. If left untreated, recovery is slow and symptoms can last for two to three years. If reatment is started early, frozen shoulder can be successfully cured in a few weeks with regular manipulation mobilisation and deep massage.
The tendons of the rotator cuff pass beneath the acromion of the shoulder. Overuse may cause inflammation of the tendons and their protective bursa and a narrowed sub acromion space within the shoulder can produce tendon pinching or compression with pain on raising the arm.
Rotator cuff injury
The rotator cuff tendon may tear or become chronically inflamed from an acute injury or repetitive strain resulting in weakness and shoulder pain on internal or external rotation.
The shoulder is a ball and socket joint and is the easiest to dislocate of any joint in the body. This is due to the socket (glenoid) being very shallow compared with the diameter of the ball. The stability of the shoulder is aided by a series of ligaments, a thick rim of tissue that deepens the socket called the labrum and a strong but flexible capsule which surrounds and contains the entire shoulder joint.
If the ligaments or the capsule stretch or the labrum is torn off the socket then the joint may partially or fully dislocate.
Shoulder fractures and acromioclavicular joint (AC Joint) dislocation injuries
Fractures and injuries around the shoulder are relatively common with falls, sports or road traffic accidents.
Sayer Clinics’ chiropractors, osteopaths and physical therapists are extremely experienced in the diagnosis and rehabilitation of shoulder injuries.
Rotator cuff tendinitis or shoulder trauma often produce pain and stifness in surrounding muscles including deltoid, pectoral, supraspinatus, infraspinatus, trapezius and rhomboids and intercostal muscles.
Diagnosis is made using specialist orthopaedic and neurological examination and tests and using our diagnostic digital computerised x-rays of the shoulder and associated joints at Sayer Clinic: Kensington.
Treatment with our extremely talented and very experienced Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Physical Therapists, Acupuncturists and brilliant Massage therapists regains full pain-free mobility of the shoulder joint as soon as possible.
We use gentle and very specific joint manipulation and mobilisation and ultrasound as well as acupuncture to encourage blood flow, restore mobility and healing.
Our worl-class expert Acupuncture therapists Nobue Imai and Ayako Kato or our dually qualified Chiropractor and physiotherapist George Ioannidis treat painful shoulder musculo-skeletal conditions using manual therapy and rehabilitation, medical Acupuncture, Electroacupuncture or dry needling where we stimulate very precise points relating to specific muscles and tendon attachments to stimulate healing.
A clear clinical diagnosis may require our referral for an MRI scan. If surgery is indicated we will rapidly refer you to a leading shoulder surgeon.
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