Mechanical Shoulder Pain

Cambridge Shoulder Pain Clinic

Our Cambridge shoulder pain clinic has an osteopath that use manual therapy and prescriptive exercise to provide shoulder pain relief, improve mobility and stability around the shoulder complex. The treatment is bespoke and tailored to each persons needs.

What causes shoulder pain?

Myopathy of shoulder girdle -muscle strain or microtears of the muscles of the shoulder girdle

Adhesive Encapsulitis (Frozen Shoulder) – where movement of the shoulder is severely restricted, with progressive loss of both active and passive range of motion. The condition last between 5 to 26 months over 3 different stages (freezing,  frozen and thawing or recovery stage)

Superior labral Anterior or posterior tear – a tear of the glenohumeral joint (main shoulder joint) capular outer fibres

Ligament sprains or microtears – occur as a result of trauma or over activity at end of range movement.

Rotator cuff injuries – where the muscles of the rotator cuff have either been strained, torn or trapped in an anatomical space (called the subacromial space)

Referred pain from the neck either radiculopathy or neuropathy (cervical disc or facet injury trapping the nerves supplying the shoulder or inflammatory irration of the nerves).

What medical conditions cause shoulder pain?

Osteoarthritis – a generative condition where the joint cartiliage wears away and bony growth occurs around the joint.

Rheumatoid Arthritis – inflammatory and immunological condition where inflammation occur in the synovial fluid of the joint

Polymyalgia rheumatica – an immunological condition that causes shoulder girdle and pelvic girdle pain.

Referred pain from the liver, gall bladder, heart and lungs – This maybe an indicator of underlying systemic health problem, which you

consult your GP.

Wrist Pain Treatment with Manual Therapy

If the pain has a musculoskeletal origin or cause, then we can provide manual therapy treatment to help reduce the pain severity and improve joint mobility.

Contact Us

To book an appointment go to bookings page above. Alternatively Email: or Call on 07982 432732

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