Shoulder injuries can be challenging to treat as the shoulder is a structurally and functionally complex part of the human body. Although it only has three bones, the shoulder has four joints: the Glenohumeral (GH) Joint, Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint, Sternoclavicular (SC) Joint, and the Scapulothoracic (ST) joint (a floating joint).
The shoulder needs this to support all of the movements it can perform. However, this complexity also makes it vulnerable to injury. Osteopathic treatment can be an effective and non-invasive way to treat shoulder injuries. Osteopathy clinics use osteopathic mobilizations, soft tissue techniques, posture correction, and specialise exercise programs to treat many shoulder disorders.
Waking in the morning with a sore neck. In many cases, the soreness will be caused by poor posture, muscle tension, or an injury of some kind. Age can also play a role with degenerative conditions like arthritis being involved. In many cases, neck pain will go away on its own. However, if it remains present for several days, it is time to see seek advice from a suitably qualified medical profession such as a chiropractor. They will be able to identify the underlying cause of your neck pain and offer the appropriate treatment.
Osteopaths will always begin with a consultation and physical examination. Our initial goal is to determine the root cause of your injury. Once we have an understanding of what is going on, we can offer a combination of osteopathic mobilisations, soft tissue therapy, and physical therapy. Lifestyle adjustments may also be required if your neck pain is related to poor habits, bad workplace ergonomics, or a sedentary lifestyle. Fortunately, neck pain usually responds well to treatment.
Knee pain is another common condition that our osteopaths treat. In many cases, knee pain often results from an injury that has occurred on the sporting field. These sporting injuries typically involve damage to the ligaments, which support the knee. Our team also sees patients who are dealing with non-traumatic knee pain caused by impaired physical movement. This often occurs as a result of muscular imbalance, disability, or a repetitive strain injury.
The final group of patients we often see with knee problems are individuals suffering from a degenerative condition like arthritis. This type of condition causes the degeneration of the knee cartilage. It can be extremely painful and cause a significant amount of inflammation in the knee joint. Osteoarthritis of the knee is improved with exercise programs which we are able to provide.