Professional Shoulder Pain Treatment - Melbourne
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- Comprehensive History
- Health Goal Setting
- Orthopedic Exam
- Neurological Exam
- Biostructural Exam
- 3D Posture Analysis
- Range Of Motion Exam
- Referral For Diagnostic Imaging
- First Follow Up Treatment
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Shoulder pain is a common problem that affects millions of people around the world. It can be caused by a variety of factors such as overuse, injury, arthritis, and poor posture. Whatever the cause, shoulder pain can be a frustrating and debilitating condition that interferes with daily activities and quality of life.
Fortunately, there are many treatments available for shoulder pain, ranging from self-care and physical therapy to medications and surgical interventions. Read on to find out more about all of the different options for shoulder pain treatment in Melbourne.
Assessment & Diagnosis
At Ripple Chiropractic, we hear your story and take a detailed history. To that end, we create an individualised treatment plan including Assessment & Diagnosis aimed at achieving the functional goals we set together.
Treatment & Therapy
Treatment & Therapy forms an integral part of our holistic approach to treating the whole body, not just a complaint in isolation to ensure our patients experience long-term health and wellness. Our Frankston chiropractors utilise a variety of techniques including diversified, drop piece, activator, blocks, soft tissue, and more.
Continued Care is a crucial part of the recovery process, which is why we take the time to understand the root of your problem in order to provide the best and most effective treatment.
Causes of shoulder pain
There are many potential causes of shoulder pain, including:
- Rotator cuff injuries – the rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that keep your shoulder stable and the ball and socket joint in place
- Frozen shoulder – also known as adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder is a condition in which the shoulder joint becomes stiff and painful, often due to inflammation and scar tissue
- Shoulder impingement – occurs when the tendons and bursae in the shoulder become compressed, leading to pain and reduced mobility
- Arthritis – both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis can cause shoulder pain and stiffness
- Bursitis – inflammation of the bursae (small fluid-filled sacs) in the shoulder can cause pain and swelling
- Fractures – broken bones in the shoulder can lead to severe pain and limited mobility
- Shoulder Tendonitis – inflammation of the tendons in the shoulder can cause pain, weakness, and limited range of motion
- Shoulder instability – when the shoulder joint is loose or dislocated, it can cause pain and a feeling of “unsteadiness” in the shoulder
There are a number of conditions that affect shoulder joints and without the correct treatment, there is a chance the pain can get significantly worse. Certain movements can also make the pain worse so it’s important that you seek the advice of a healthcare professional.
Symptoms of shoulder pain
The symptoms of shoulder pain can vary depending on the underlying cause of the pain. However, some of the most common symptoms associated with shoulder pain include:
- Pain or tenderness in the shoulder joint, which can be dull, sharp, or throbbing
- Stiffness or reduced range of motion in the shoulder
- Weakness in the shoulder or arm
- Swelling or inflammation in the shoulder
- Numbness or tingling in the arm or hand
- Difficulty sleeping due to shoulder or upper arm pain
- Popping, clicking, or grinding sounds when moving the shoulder
- Discomfort when performing certain activities, such as lifting, reaching, or throwing
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Chiropractic care for shoulder
pain treatment in Melbourne
Chiropractic care can be an effective treatment option for shoulder pain, and there are a variety of techniques and treatments that chiropractors may use to address this issue. Some of the most common chiropractic treatments for shoulder pain include:
We use manual adjustments to realign the bones and joints in the shoulder and restore proper movement and function, which can help to reduce pain, inflammation, and muscle tension.
Soft tissue therapy
We use a variety of soft tissue techniques, such as massage or myofascial release, to help reduce tension and promote healing in the muscles, tendons, and ligaments of the shoulder.
Hot and cold therapy
This involves applying heat or cold to the affected area to lessen inflammation and alleviate pain.
We may recommend changes to your diet, exercise regimen, or workplace ergonomics to reduce the risk of future neck pain.
Exercises and stretches
We may recommend specific exercises and stretches to help improve range of motion, reduce pain and strengthen the muscles of the shoulder.
Whether the pain you’re suffering from is due to a shoulder injury, arthritis or tendonitis, we have a number of different shoulder pain treatment options to suit your individual needs.
Am I a suitable candidate for shoulder pain treatment?
If you are experiencing shoulder pain, you may be a suitable candidate for shoulder pain treatment. The best way to determine whether you are a good candidate for treatment is to consult with a healthcare professional. They can evaluate your symptoms and medical history, and perform a physical examination to determine the underlying cause of your shoulder pain.
Why choose us for your shoulder
pain treatment in Melbourne?
At Ripple Chiropractic we believe that a well functioning spine and nervous system is essential for optimal health. Although most of our patients start with us because they are in pain, they stay for the results they achieve and the new improved quality of life they now have. We are committed as primary healthcare professionals to help our clients resume their lifelong pursuit of health, fitness and well-being.
Meet Our Chiropractors
Below you can find some more information about our team of experienced Melbourne and Queensland shoulder pain chiropractors that are based at our various chiropractic clinics:
How to contact us
Our clinic is located at 4/192 Frankston-Flinders Rd, Frankston South, a short 3-minute drive from Frankston CBD, 2.1km from Monash Peninsula Frankston, 4km from Frankston Beach and 4km from Bayside shopping centre Frankston.
Visit our clinic
4/192 Frankston, Flinders Rd, Frankston, South VIC, 3199
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- Monday 3PM- 7:30 PM
- Tuesday 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM
- Wednesday 3PM – 7:30 PM
- Thursday 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM
- Friday 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM
- Saturday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
- Sunday CLOSED
How to schedule an appointment for
shoulder pain treatment in Melbourne
No matter whether your condition was caused by a sporting incident, work accident or otherwise, we welcome the chance to serve you. You can book your initial chiropractic consultation by giving us a call on (03) 9864 1819 or you can fill out our online booking form.
If you have any more questions about shoulder pain treatment in Melbourne, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. In the meantime, check out our most frequently asked questions below which may provide the additional information you’re looking for.
To get a diagnosis, it’s important to consult with a healthcare professional. This may include your primary care physician, an orthopedic surgeon, or a physical therapist. They can evaluate your symptoms, medical history, and perform a physical examination to determine the underlying cause of your pain.
The most appropriate treatment for arm and shoulder pain will depend on the underlying cause of the pain. Treatment options may include rest, physical therapy, medication, corticosteroid injections, and in some extreme cases, shoulder surgery. Your healthcare professional can help you determine the most appropriate treatment plan based on the severity and cause of your pain.
There are several strategies that may be effective for reducing arm and shoulder pain, including applying heat or cold to the affected area, taking over-the-counter pain medications, and performing exercises and stretches recommended by a healthcare professional. Other self-care measures, such as improving posture, getting enough rest, and avoiding activities that exacerbate the pain, may also be helpful.
Shoulder pain and arm pain can affect anyone, but people who engage in repetitive overhead movements such as athletes, may be more likely to experience shoulder pain and injury. The pain may be caused by a variety of factors, including trauma, nerve damage, or a condition affecting the upper arm bone or shoulder muscles, such as a rotator cuff tear or an injury to the ac joint (the bony articulation between the collarbone and the shoulder blade).
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Consultation + 1st Treatment
We are offering a special price for your consultation + 1st treatment which will include all of the following:
- Comprehensive history including chief complaint, trauma and medical history.
- Health goal setting
- Orthopedic exam
- Neurological Exam
- Biostructural Exam
- 3D posture analysis
- Range of motion exam
- Referral for diagnostic imaging if clinically appropriate
- First follow up treatment