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What Causes Shoulder Pain And How To Cure It!

Shoulder Pain

Lately, at my clinic Physio For Surgery I have been seeing A TON of patients coming in with pain in their shoulders and they can’t lift their arm over their head. I keep getting asked the same questions, DO I HAVE FROZEN SHOULDER? IS IT MY ROTATOR CUFF? DO I NEED SURGERY?

What Causes Shoulder Pain

The 4 most common causes of shoulder pain are:

  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Pinched Nerves
  • Shoulder Impingement

The root cause of these injuries are usually bad posture, poor working habits (like being hunched over all day working at your desk), over use of the shoulder (like doing 200 reps of over head press at the gym) and finally not acting fast enough to stop pain when it first starts before it turns into something worse

What is Frozen Shoulder? 

It's when your body starts to apply “sticky” tissue to your shoulder joint which then changes the way the joint works. Now instead of it moving with ease, it feels ‘stuck’ or ‘frozen’. As of now the latest research still can’t explain why this happens! If you have pain that shoots down your arm or into your neck you probably don't have a frozen shoulder, you probably have a pinched nerve. If you slipped and fell and now have pain and can't move your shoulder, it's most likely a rotator cuff tear. If the pain only comes on with certain movements like an electric shock and then goes away, it's most likely shoulder impingement. At my clinic we diagnose and treat patients with any and all of the above conditions.

If you are someone who is struggling with a shoulder that is in a lot of pain and you can't lift your arm over your head you may have one of these 4 conditions.

Some easy tests you can do at home to know if you should get help are:

  • Does it ache at night?
  • Has the pain been getting worse or staying the same?
  • Has it been going on for 2 weeks or longer?
  • Have you lost movement in it?
  • Unable to lift your arm over your head?

If you answered yes to 2 or more of these questions it's time to see someone.

How To Cure Your Shoulder Pain. Start with sitting up nice and straight at your desk. You don't have to sit like this all day but do your best to maintain a good posture. An easy way to do this is roll up a hand towel and place it just above your belt line between your back and your work chair (you can also do this in your car). This will help to maintain the arch in your lower back which will then make it significantly easier to keep your upper back straight. The next thing I would recommend is to stand up and move around once you feel like your back is getting sore from keeping a good posture. If you can get a sit to stand desk that is the best option.

If you like these practical solutions then download my FREE SHOULDER PAIN SOLUTIONS E-BOOK that I wrote to help people suffering with shoulder pain.

In the e-book I give you solutions to your pain such as:

  • What you can do NOW to get back to normal life
  • Exercises you can do at home to fix it yourself
  • Tips and tricks on how to ease your pain and suffering
  • Simple hacks you can do throughout the day to start getting your movement back
  • Advice on preventing this from happening in the future

If you like the way that sounds visit this link https://physioforsurgery.ca/shoulder-pain/ If you are ready to end your shoulder pain now, you can call us at 647 799 0966 or if you want more information first, you can sign up for your FREE TELEPHONE CONSULTATION WITH ME! Just visit https://physioforsurgery.ca/free-telephone-consultation/

Dedicated to restoring your health,


Nick Halkidis

Nick Halkidis

Nick has extensive experience treating high-performance athletes with pioneering treatment techniques and state-of-the-art equipment through his work with Baseball Canada and other sporting teams. But after six years working in Sports Medicine, Nick decided to move into private patient care to bring those same techniques and high-tech rehabilitation equipment to the weekend warriors, amateur athletes, and self-confessed couch potatoes in the GTA – because that’s where he can make the most significant difference.
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