Since the shoulder has such a wide range of motion, it can cause a great deal of pain and hamper your ability to move freely when something is wrong with it. If you’re suffering from a problem with your shoulder, you’ll want to get it rectified as soon as possible so that you can carry on going about your normal daily activities free from pain and discomfort. Read on to find out how to relieve the pain and the best shoulder pain Chelmsford treatment available.

What causes shoulder pain?

Before we can suggest possible treatments for your shoulder pain, we’ll need to find out what’s causing it. At Faye Pattison Physiotherapy, we’ll examine your shoulder carefully, carrying out a series of tests to learn more about the source of your pain. The most common cause is rotator cuff tendinitis – a condition characterised by swollen tendons. Impingement syndrome is also fairly prevalent and occurs when the rotator cuff is caught between the acromion and humeral head. Sometimes, pain in the shoulder is referred from other areas of the body, such as the neck or biceps.
In some cases, the pain may result from tight muscles, a poor posture caused by hunching over a desk or using a phone, or trapped nerves. Occasionally, even sleeping in an awkward position can cause pain in the shoulder. We’ll discuss lifestyle factors with you to see if they could be the cause of your shoulder pain.

What is the treatment for shoulder pain?

The treatment for shoulder pain depends on what is causing it. We offer a number of treatments to relieve shoulder pain, including physiotherapy. Often, this can treat the root cause of the problem and help the shoulder to become stronger and improve movement. Our physiotherapists are highly experienced in diagnosing and treating shoulder pain, including identifying the cause of your condition. We will aim to eliminate pain and restore function so that you can return to your normal daily activities. Soft tissue therapy or massage therapy may also help to relieve shoulder pain.

Treating shoulder pain at home

In some cases, minor shoulder pain can be treated at home. This can involve icing the shoulder for up to 20 minutes, three or four times each day for several days. Resting the shoulder for several days can also help. You’ll need to avoid movements that can cause pain in the shoulder, including limiting overhead work or activities. Your doctor might also recommend taking medication such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) or corticosteroids to treat the pain.

Book an appointment today

Since shoulder pain can prevent you from a living the life you want, it makes sense to seek expert help as soon as possible if at-home treatments have not worked. At Faye Pattison Physiotherapy, we can offer effective treatment to ease the discomfort in your shoulder. To book an appointment with one of our therapists, call us on 01245 901170, email us at or request a callback via the website.