The shoulder is the most movable joint in the body. However, it is an unstable joint because of the range of motion allowed. This instability increases the likelihood of joint injury, often leading to a degenerative process in which tissues break down and no longer function well.
Shoulder joint conditions we treat include:
What causes shoulder pain?
Historically, neck and shoulder pain have been an older person’s complaint, but clinics are experiencing a rise in younger patients ,particularly those working in offices with neck and shoulder complaints. One of the major causes is staring at computer screens for more than 8 hours a day.Here are some other causes:
Broken collarbone: Falling on your outstretched arm can cause your collarbone to break. This is particularly common when cyclers fall off of their bicycles.
Broken shoulder blade: An injury to the blade usually is associated with relatively forceful trauma.
Muscle tension or poor posture.
Breakdown of the cartilage that protects and cushions the shoulder joints (osteoarthritis).
Calcium buildup in the tendons of the shoulder.
Invasive cancer that has spread to the bones of the shoulder or spine
Heart attacks: Although the problem is the heart, heart attacks can cause shoulder or neck pain, known as “referred” pain.
Any shoulder injury (especially a dislocated shoulder) that cannot be explained, does not match the explanation, or occurs repeatedly may be caused by abuse.
Infection in the skin (cellulitis), joint (infectious arthritis), bursa (septic bursitis), or bone (osteomyelitis).
Exercises you can do at work to relieve shoulder pain
Neck rolls: Sit up straight in your chair with your feet flat on the floor. Bring your chin toward your chest and roll the right ear to the right shoulder. To intensify the stretch, place your left hand on top of your right shoulder and place your right hand just above your left ear.
Gently apply pressure with the hand on your head hand and breathe through the stretch. Take approximately 8 to 10 breaths, then switch to the other side.
Desk angels : Sitting straight in your chair with perfect posture, raise your arms straight overhead as though you’re trying to touch the ceiling.Keeping your head and torso stationary, move your arms back and forth.