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Hand and shoulder pain


shoulder pain

Comprehensive examination.

We provide effective treatment for:

• Arm, elbow and shoulder pain

• Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)

• Tennis or golfers elbow

• Wrist and hand pain

  • Osteopathic treatment for arm, elbow and shoulder pain.

Osteopathy can provide effective treatment for pain in and around the shoulder and arm relating to:

Through a thorough examination, osteopaths find and treat the root cause of your problem to relieve your pain and improve your mobility.

Osteopathic treatment for frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis):

shoulder pain

Anatomy of the shoulder joint.

This occurs when the capsule (loose bag) around the joint sticks to itself and becomes inflamed. The shoulder literally feels “frozen” and has very limited movement and is often very painful.

Symptoms include:

Read the Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis) Case Study.

How can Osteopathy help me?

Osteopathy can help to relieve your shoulder pain and improve mobility whilst the capsule heals.

Frozen shoulders do take a while to settle down but treatment can be very helpful to manage the symptoms during this time and will include exercise and advice for self-help at home to maximize the recovery rate.

Getting the right advice early on is vital to starting the healing process.

Osteopathic treatment for tennis/golfers elbow (lateral and medial epicondylitis respectively):

Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)

Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)

Pain and or swelling around the side of your elbow could be caused by an inflammation of the bone where the muscles of the forearm attach.

It is often caused by some sort of repetitive action, not necessarily golf or tennis – gardening or decorating are common things which set it off too or it can be part of a repetitive strain injury (RSI).

 Read our Case Study on Tennis Elbow

If your job is desk based then assessing the setup of your desk is vital, for advice on this see – Manual Handling/Ergonomics

Osteopathic treatment wrist and hand pain:

shoulder problem

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Wrist pain, hand pain and weakness can be the result of several causes including wear and tear (Arthritis), repetitive strain injuries (RSI), carpel tunnel syndrome or Sports Injuries.

How can Osteopathy help Me?

Osteopathy can help with wrist and hand pain, firstly making an assessment of the exact cause of your symptoms and then, if appropriate, treating with soft tissue massage, joint mobilisations to reduce your pain and improve mobility.   Advice can be given about exercise and self-care tips to assist your recovery.
Osteopathy is a physical therapy which uses manual (hands-on) techniques to diagnose and treat structural and mechanical dysfunctions of the body, without the use of drugs or surgery. Soft tissue massage, joint and muscle stretches are used to improve range of movement and reduce pain and stiffness in the muscles, joints, bones, ligaments, tendons and nerves.

Arm, elbow and shoulder pain.


Useful Information

NHS Choices

N.I.C.E. Guidelines

Institute for Osteopathy

Patient Info



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