Shoulder Pain Physiotherapy Edmonton | Family® Physiotherapy

Shoulder Pain Physiotherapy Edmonton

Shoulder Pain PHYSIOTHERAPY Edmonton

Shoulder Pain Physiotherapy Edmonton | Family® Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy methods can provide you with the shoulder pain relief you deserve 

Say goodbye to shoulder pain using physiotherapy techniques! 

There are various possible causes of pain in the shoulder, and the intensity can range from the mild discomfort associated with a pulled muscle to the agonizing “bone-on-bone” friction associated with arthritis, or so you’ve been told. 

Shoulder pain can manifest in a variety of ways — it can occur when you stretch to get an item from a high shelf or when you struggle to find a comfortable sleeping position. It may manifest as a result of an injury, causing a dull agonizing ache or even the sensation that your shoulder is stuck. We provide shoulder pain physiotherapy in Edmonton, St AB.

Whatever type of shoulder discomfort you are suffering, Family Physiotherapy is committed to providing you with the best options possible to get you healthy and back in the game as quickly as possible. Contact us today, and let’s get started with your personalized treatment plan.  

What role would physiotherapy care, and massage treatment play in alleviating my shoulder pain? 

The services at Family Physiotherapy are natural, simple, and comfortable. But most importantly, they are excellent methods of relieving shoulder discomfort without using hazardous medications or intrusive surgery.

Family Physiotherapy’s physiotherapists and massage therapists have treated several individuals with shoulder discomfort, with patients reporting improvement and alleviation after only a few brief sessions – and sometimes less! 

Neck And Shoulder Pain Physical Therapy

Our physiotherapists in Edmonton, Canada, are movement experts who have been educated to isolate the source of your discomfort using a range of diagnostic approaches. During your physical examination, your therapist will move your neck and shoulder, evaluate your posture and range of motion, as well as look for structural damage using specialized orthopedic tests. Once the assessment is complete, your physiotherapist will prescribe a treatment plan for you that will focus on rapid pain relief and symptom modification through the use of one or more of the following: specific movements, manual techniques, therapeutic modalities such as acupuncture, and advice tailored to your case. Following that, function recovery becomes critical, which will require your physiotherapist to expand your treatment plan to include strengthening your shoulder and surrounding muscle groups, as well as progressive (re-)exposure to your activity, and eventually return to normal. 

No program is complete without teaching you ideas and tactics for increasing your strength and preventing future shoulder problems from recurring.  

Conditions that frequently result in shoulder pain 

The intricacies of the shoulder joint create numerous potential sources of pain. The following are some of the most common conditions for shoulder pain: 

Torn rotator cuff 

The rotator cuff comprises four muscles, soft tissue, and tendons surrounding the shoulder joint. The rotator cuff’s function is to properly guide the shoulder joint’s mobility. The rotator cuff can be partially or totally torn as a result of injury, misuse, bad posture, or even age. Depending on the degree and circumstance, surgery may be necessary, but in many cases, the appropriate physiotherapy treatments can help alleviate pain and discomfort as well as restore strength to the rotator cuff to compensate for the partial tear. If surgery is required, physiotherapy care, and massage treatment are all necessary components of the pre-and post-surgical rehabilitation process to ensure a complete recovery. 

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder, sometimes called “adhesive capsulitis,” can develop if your arm has been in a cast or sling for a longer time due to an injury or if you have been bedridden for an extended period of time. It results in a painful loss of shoulder motion and a tightness of the shoulder joint, significantly restricting motion. Some individuals are susceptible, and women experience more occurrences than men. Frozen shoulder is more prevalent in women between the ages of 40 and 60. 


Tendinitis, or tendinopathy as it is now generally described, arises when the tendons are overloaded, causing them to become inflamed and hypersensitive as a result of the demands of a demanding job, an overhead activity, or a sport. 


Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the two most common forms of arthritis that affect the shoulder. Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage in the shoulder joint undergoes severe “wear and tear,” generally as a result of aging or heavy usage. Rheumatoid arthritis develops when the immune system targets the membranes surrounding the shoulder joint, causing discomfort and inflammation. Both of these conditions result in pain, decreased range of motion, shoulder muscle weakening, and trouble completing routine everyday chores. 


While raising your arm above your head, impingement occurs naturally. However, this movement can occasionally be hypersensitive, resulting in pain and range of motion reduction. 

From your neck, a referral 

Believe it or not, a neck condition causes nearly 50% of shoulder pain. When you have shoulder pain, contact Family Physiotherapy to find the solution you need. Your neck will be accessed during your physical examination at our clinic.

What should I know about rotator cuff tears? 

A rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons surrounding the shoulder joint. Occasionally, the rotator cuff can get ripped or injured as a result of repetitive overhead motions such as those found in sports such as tennis or certain occupations such as carpentry. Occasionally, these tears are hurtful. 

If you have a rotator cuff injury or have been told that you have a “torn shoulder,” you will typically experience a dull ache deep in your shoulder, arm weakness, difficulty reaching behind your backs, and disturbed sleep as a result of the pain. At Family Physiotherapy, our non-invasive, natural methods can assist you in relieving your shoulder pain and fully recovering from your rotator cuff damage. 

While severe rotator cuff problems may necessitate surgery, there are some instances in which physiotherapy and massage therapy treatments are equally effective (if not better). 

Recent studies indicate that when it comes to treating non-traumatic rotator cuff tears, physiotherapy alone achieves comparable results to arthroscopic surgery and open surgical repair.” Thus, the overall conclusion is that non-conservative treatments such as physiotherapy and massage therapy should be considered the first line of defense against this problem. 

At Family Physiotherapy, we will conduct a physical examination to ascertain the cause of your rotator cuff pain and create a customized treatment plan based on your diagnosis’s requirements and physical goals. 

How did my shoulder pain become a problem?

Your shoulder is capable of performing a wide variety of physical tasks. Additionally, it has the highest range of motion of any joint in your body. The head of the upper arm bone (humerus) fits exactly in the corresponding space within the shoulder blade as a “ball-and-socket” joint (scapula). However, with more complexity comes an increased risk of damage, resulting in shoulder pain and discomfort. The rotator cuff is the muscular group that connects them. 

The type of pain you experience in your shoulder varies according to your condition. Impingement pain, for example, often begins at a specific point in the range of motion as you move your arm up. 

Pain caused by a deteriorating shoulder may cause chronic discomfort when your arm moves in specific directions. Acute injuries can result in abrupt and sharp pain that renders your shoulder completely immobile. 

Are you ready to begin? 

Allow your shoulder ache to no longer limit your physical abilities! Our Edmonton, Canada physiotherapy and massage therapy practices will provide you with the assistance you require to resume your usual life. 

To get physiotherapy for your shoulder pain, Contact Family Physiotherapy and get treated today!

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