RAPID | Shoulder Pain Physio
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"Quality service at RAPID. Mike was very helpful. Went to Him about a shoulder issue I’ve had for years. Mike did a review of the injury and designed a program of exercises for me to perform on my own. I went from struggling to overhead press 10kg to now easily doing 17.5 and progressing. The shoulder doesn’t bother me anymore. I've been to many physios in the past who only treated the injury with a combination of massage and acupuncture, resulting in only a temporary relief from pain. With the exercise approach it’s provides a permanent fix for the issue. And for much less visits than previous physios. Would recommended everyone to go to RAPID for their physio needs."
"After putting up with shoulder pain for months just 3 sessions with RAPID has already brought improvements. Mike is very supportive and patient, takes a lot of time to ensure you know exactly how to set up exercises and perform them properly to get the best results. Very practical approach to exercises, they are doable and don't take much time - leaving no excuses."
"RAPID has been a huge help to me in getting back to full fitness after a recurring shoulder problem. Mike's attention to detail, and clarity when explaining exercises is second to none. I also found his recovery programme very easy to follow and track progress with. RAPID is the best physio clinic in Dublin."
"I went to RAPID with a shoulder problem that had been at me for a while as a result of gym work. Mike was able to identify the issue and cause of it and explain how we were going to fix it long term and get stronger. After a few sessions and commitment on my part to do the rehab suggested the issue cleared up and I was back in the gym lifting. Mike is very knowledgeable and patient while really pushing you to improve. I couldn’t recommend RAPID any higher for an injuries."
"I was recommended to go to RAPID by my GP. Can honestly say that Mike fixed my shoulder and elbow in rapid time. Mike really knows how to make you at ease. Best physiotherapist I’ve gone to."
"After playing rugby for many years I have been to my fair share of physiotherapists and Mike has been the best one I have ever come across. I went to him after dislocating my shoulder and after assessing my shoulder he showed me multiple exercises and gave me a plan to get back to 100%. Very professional services and excellent results, I would highly recommend RAPID to anyone!"
"It's immediately clear upon working with Mike that he has deep expertise in sports science and a passion for solving problems. I went to RAPID with a nascent shoulder strain which was inhibiting my golf swing. After a thorough review of my injury history and a physical examination, Mike identified the problem and suspected the injury was a corollary of chronic back pain I had suffered over the last 5 years. After 3 or 4 sessions not only has my shoulder pain completely gone but the chronic back pain has reduced significantly. This is something I had gone to numerous physios and pain specialists to try to resolve (and had frankly given up hope of remedying, certainly in the short term) to no avail. I couldn't recommend RAPID and Mike more highly."
The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body. It is hugely important to the normal function of our everyday lives as well as during sport and activities. It is one of the most common injuries which we see here at RAPID.
Shoulder Pain can be simply split into acute shoulder pain and chronic shoulder pain.
Acute shoulder pain normally has a clear moment of injury, such as a fall or a sports collision. There may have been a snap or a pop and pain was likely quite sudden after this incident. These types of injuries can be quite debilitating and it is important to get them assessed as soon as possible in order to find out what structures are involved (muscle, tendon, bone, labrum) and what the recovery journey will be like.
Chronic shoulder pain usually has no one clear moment of onset. It normally comes on slowly and progressively gets worse over the subsequent days, weeks, months and sometimes even years! This pain often occurs after starting a new activity (such as tennis or a gym program) or following a period of heavy manual work (gardening or painting). This pain can be quite debilitating as well, and often a combination of rest, anti inflammatories and pain killers may have been unsuccessful. At RAPID we often see patients who have had chronic shoulder pain for a long time, have seen multiple professionals in the past without success and go on to make a full recovery with our expert assessment and rehabilitation.
Symptoms of Shoulder Injury
The most common symptom of shoulder injury we see at RAPID is pain when lifting the hands overhead. This can make everyday activities difficult such as getting dressed, putting things up high, playing sport or going to the gym. Here are some of the other common symptoms which we see
- Pain lifting the arms overhead.
- Pain driving, making dinner, washing windows - doing anything which involves holding your arms up for a prolonged time.
- Picking up everyday items - glass of water, cup of tea, phone, a pot / kettle.
- Pain doing any pushing exercises in the gym - push ups, bench press, overhead press.
- Pain doing fast motions - throwing, swinging a golf club, hurl or tennis racket, push-press in the gym.
The pain may be at the front or the back of the shoulder. It may travel into your neck or down your arm toward your elbow. At RAPID we strive to find the Root Cause of your shoulder pain and not just treat the symptoms.
Most Common Types of Shoulder Injury
There are multiple shoulder injuries which we commonly see at RAPID.
- Rotator Cuff Tear / Tendon Issues
- Shoulder 'Impingement' Pain
- AC Joint injuries
- Shoulder Dislocation / Subluxation
- Collarbone (Clavicle) Fracture
- Shoulder Arthritis
- Shoulder Bursitis
- Frozen Shoulder
- Shoulder Surgery - labral repair, rotator cuff operations, shoulder stabilisations.
How to Treat Shoulder Pain?
The first step to treating your shoulder pain is to get it assessed by one of our expert Chartered Physiotherapists.
At RAPID we complete an extremely thorough assessment in order to get the most definite diagnosis possible and in order to provide you with the most complete plan to full recovery. Your individual treatment will be dependent on your injury and the results of our assessment.
Most shoulder pain treatment will involve a progressive rehabilitation program with expert exercises to fix your pain and improve your everyday function and your sporting performance.
RAPID | Shoulder Physio Experts
We at RAPID are experts when it comes to dealing with pain and injury. With over 200 5-Star Reviews you can be sure you are in good hands!
Here are some of the other conditions which we regularly see and treat:
- Back Pain
- Hip Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Knee Pain
- Sports Injuries
- Joint Replacements: Pre-op and Post-op
- Disc Herniation and Degeneration
- Muscle Tears, Ligament Sprains and Tendon Pain
- Sciatica Pain
- Rotator Cuff Pathology
- Plantar fasciitis
- Osteopenia Treatment
- Osteopenia Treatment