Shoulder pain and Shoulder Injuries

Shoulder pain can be debilitating and frustrating to live with as it affects so much of what you do in daily life. It can have many different causes and can be confusing as the pain can appear to shift or move around. Shoulder pain can also lead to neck pain and headaches, and, if not addressed correctly, could lead to reduced movement within the affected joint. In this article we will look to discuss the most common types of shoulder pain that happen and what you can do about it. Our shoulders’ are designed to enable us to have a wide range of different movements, but the trade-off for this ability to scratch our backs or reach for things means that the main shoulder joint, the gleno-humeral joint (GH Joint), is held in place by only four tendons, known as the rotator cuff and a ligament capsule. So if any of the muscles leading to those tendons become damaged or experience trauma, it will affect how the tendon holds its part of the joint.  Rotator cuff injuries are one of the most common causes of shoulder pain and can often take longer to heal, mainly because of the temptation to…

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