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shoulder pain and dysfunction

Shoulder pain is very common and most people will suffer episodes during their lives. In many cases, it starts suddenly and can get better quickly, without  the need for any treatment. However, there are many different types of shoulder pain which can be experienced for all different reasons. 

The shoulder is a complex joint and as such is prone to many types of injury and instabilities. As we get older, wear and tear can cause painful symptoms in your body, historical sports injuries, falls or poor posture can also be to blame for your discomfort. Shoulder pain can be debilitating and persistent with associated symptoms such as arm pain, neck pain and headaches. There may also be an association of some tingling or numb sensations.

If the pain does not go after a few days, or starts to  get worse, it is worth seeking professional advice. One of our chiropractors in Edinburgh can determine the likely cause of the pain and the probability of improving it.

the shoulder consists of:
  • the humerus (upper arm bone)

  • the scapula (shoulder blade)

  • clavicle (collarbone)

  • four large strong muscles

    • supraspinatus

    • subscapularis

    • infraspinatus

    • teres minor

Diagram showing posterior and anterior view of shoulder anatomy
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