There are three bones that make up your shoulder: the collar bone (clavicle), the shoulder blade (scapula) and the upper arm bone (humerus). There are four tendons that hold the shoulder joint in place, called rotator cuff tendons. You can get problems when these are damaged or swollen or there are changes to the surrounding bones.

Symptoms of shoulder problems include pain, usually happening when you reach overhead or behind your back. Inflamed muscles and tendons cause pain and lack of movement in the shoulder. Other symptoms may include weakness in the shoulder and a deep ache, often worse at night. This can make simple activities like dressing, bathing, and even sleeping difficult. But treatment can help.

Treatment does vary depending on your injury. Visit us to confirm the diagnosis of your shoulder pain.

Please use the table below to find out more information about a specific symptom or treatment:



  • ACJ injury
  • Degenerative conditions of the shoulder
  • Painful arc syndrome
  • Upper limb disorders
  • Upper limb fractures and injuries
  • Upper limb surgery
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Subacromial Decompression
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Shoulder manipulation
  • Shoulder replacement 
  • Shoulder surgery (rotator cuff repair)
  • Shoulder stabilisation

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