Shoulder Pain Relief Treatment Options

Are you experiencing Shoulder Pain? Physiotherapy for shoulder pain treatment could be the solution for shoulder pain relief. Shoulder pain is one of the more common regional pain syndromes that affects around 26% of adults at any point in time. Using the same repetitive movement or manual labour may also cause shoulder pain, even athletes could overstress their shoulder muscles or joints.

Common reasons such as injuries or over usage of the cartilage are one of the few reasons why people experience shoulder pain. The shoulder has the widest range of motion and thus, is a particularly complicated joint that is more vulnerable to damage as compared to other joints. Shoulder pain is usually a symptom of something much more several that could be taking place.

If you do experience shoulder pain, it is important to seek treatment or further advice from a certified doctor or physiotherapist before the issue deteriorates.

What is Shoulder Pain Physiotherapy?

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Physiotherapists are experts in human anatomy and are experts in matters relating to muscles, bones, joints, tendons, and ligaments. Shoulder Pain Physiotherapy aims to relieve pain and treat the condition through methods such as manual therapy, manipulation, and exercises. Physiotherapy does not involve any medication or surgery but our physiotherapists can refer you to a specialist and work closely with them if necessary.

It is important to seek medical advice from a physiotherapist to get an accurate diagnosis of your shoulder pain condition. Only after getting an accurate diagnosis, then will you be able to apply the appropriate treatment methods to resolve the pain. Instead of self-diagnosing and risking the chance of an inaccurate diagnosis, it would be better to consult with our physiotherapists.

Common Shoulder Conditions

Physiotherapy Provides More than Just Immediate Shoulder Pain Relief

Immediate Shoulder Pain Relief – Getting Better

During your first session, your physiotherapist will run a thorough assessment to accurately determine the cause of your pain. Afterwhich, your physiotherapist will help to provide immediate pain relief through manual therapy by releasing tight knots or reducing the compression in your shoulder. This will ensure that you will walk out of our door in significantly less pain than when you first came to us.

Effective Shoulder Pain Treatment

Here at Core Concepts, we practice a value-based healthcare system – where we aim to maximize your rehabilitation potential. Our goal is to get you feeling better at the soonest with as few sessions as possible. During your first session, your physiotherapist will also find out more about your treatment goals and develop a treatment plan that is suited to your needs.

Lasting Shoulder Pain Relief – Staying Better

Instead of only fixing the obvious symptoms, we dive deeper to find out the root cause of your pain. We work on resolving that as well to ensure that the pain does not return. Your treatment plan will also include fixing the root cause of your shoulder pain to ensure that it does not trigger again.

Better than Before

Apart from simply providing shoulder pain relief, for some cases, we can maximise your rehab potential. Going beyond what you were capable of doing before the incident. You may have been able to stretch your arm to a certain degree before feeling pain previously. You may have started going for physiotherapy after straining your shoulder. We can help you to do better than simply going back to how you were before. You could aim to stretch even further without discomfort.

Testimonials

Popped by Core Concepts recently for injury to my back/neck region, and I’ve seen significant improvement since then! I greatly appreciate how detailed and meticulous the guys at Core Concept are in diagnosing, providing consult/explanation/practical tips and treating the injuries. Scheduling appointments are relatively convenient as there are various channels (eg call, SMS) to pick from, and the automated SMS reminders are useful of keeping track thereafter. Receptionists and Therapists are generally pretty friendly yet professional, which makes for a conducive environment to get treated at!
Joel Tian
Joel Tian
My go-to place to not only provide pain relief but long term solutions as well. From Physiotherapy to remedial massage to pilates- all bases are covered.
Ming Wo
Ming Wo
Great place to get my issues fixed. Physio and massage sessions were both so good. Front desk girls Nina and Carol are very polite, friendly and always helpful to get my appointments sorted out.
Nik N G
Nik N G
I managed to fix a painful muscle strain. Each session was good and I learned exercises that could help me avoid future injuries.
Kavita Sonapal Kaur
Kavita Sonapal Kaur
Core concepts is a one shop stop for all bodily issues you have: physio, massage and functional training. When I got to know them I got diagnosed with slip disc. Pilates did no longer help and three surgeons told me the only option is surgery. Now, 2 years later I can take an intercontinental flight without pain, swim more than 1000m, even started running 5km and WITHOUT SURGERY. Thanks Sam, Kelvin and team!
Dirk Verbiest
Dirk Verbiest
Effective therapy through knowledgeable and experienced therapist . Good ambience .
Royston Perera
Royston Perera
Experienced,empathic and flexible therapists. Helpful front desks executives. Homely environment!
Chang Li Ping Anastasia
Chang Li Ping Anastasia
Everyone is very professional and helpful at Core Concept. Physio Xue Ting and Private trainer Rohini have helped me to manage my chronic shoulders and neck pain. I am 80 % better!
Cici Lu
Cici Lu
Came for a massage session with Jessie & it was a fantastic experience. I was blown away by her service & massage skills! The front desk ladies Carol&Nina are a bunch of cheerful, helpful & pleasant people. Will definitely recommend Core Concepts to my family & friends! Keep up the good work guys!
Smarty Wei
Smarty Wei
The staff here are very helpful and polite. Really appreciate all the help that we have received. Especially Samuel and Carol.
慧芬
慧芬
This is hands down one of the best physiotherapy places in Singapore. I have been working with Lynn for a few months and she has been absolutely brilliant about fixing my immediate issues while helping me work towards long term goals. The front desk staff is super nice and very helpful in working with your schedules. I can't recommended them enough.
Shayne Mathews
Shayne Mathews
Helpful and effective sessions
Tan Keeyang
Tan Keeyang
I highly recommend Sylvia Ho.
Dominic Darren
Dominic Darren
Treatment at Core Concepts has been great! I was treated by Sylvia and Jessie to release the pain. Highly recommended
Maybeline Tan
Maybeline Tan
Under Dr Sylvia's care and remedial masseuse Jesse, I've been able to manage crippling back and hip pain during pregnancy. Highly recommend them if you experience discomforts during pregnancy
Senthu Yvonne
Senthu Yvonne
I get my back treated by Sylvia mainly, I struggled with an injury for a couple of years. CC has helped me return to sports, something I thought I'd never be able to. The team here is lovely and welcoming, I recommend giving the clinic a shot, especially if you have any persistent injuries.
Kaiser Leung
Kaiser Leung
The only physiotherapist that solve my problem and make sure I feel better before she lets me go. Cheryl is really good. Love Core Concepts cos of her! Thank you, Cheryl!!
Linda Goh
Linda Goh
Attentive & empathic therapists who take time & effort to listen and verify client's experience of conditions despite their tight schedule. One-stop Multi-disciplinary team approach to maximise client's outcome e.g. Remedial massage, Pilates, Functional Training. Flexible and tailored to each different client. A team of very experienced and responsible therapists. They discuss & plan out the treatment goals/targets and optimise every session so that client achieves benefits in shortest possible time. Offers value-based service that worths every visit and payment.
Anastasia Chang
Anastasia Chang
Beauty of this clinic is that it’s in town and can visit them before or after work/lunch. Effectively dealt with my backpain and gave very helpful advice. Worth the money and will recommend!
Review King
Review King
Very professional and caring Therapists. My left foot has been hurting for months. After 3 sessions with the therapist, 80% of the pain was gone. However, the remaining 20% still lingered on. They then had me do the functional training. After few sessions, I am left with only 2% of the pain and I am being discharged. The team is very professional and effective. Thanks everyone!
Theressa Lim
Theressa Lim
Came to see Xue Ting with a broken shoulder for the last 6 weeks and was impressed with her attentiveness and ability to make me feel me feel comforted in my condition . Very dedicated and good therapist indeed .
Janet Koh
Janet Koh
They adopt a scientific and personal approach. The therapists put in a lot of effort to diagnose the issue before attending to it. Overall, I would strongly recommend their professionalism and methods.
Varun Sharma
Varun Sharma
Friendly and really professional service! I immediately felt welcomed the moment I stepped into the clinic! The physio offered me great advice beyond what I had asked, which allowed me to have a deeper understanding as to why I had my issue in the first place. With this kind of service, I would honestly recommend this physio if you are serious about getting better.
Jimmy Allen Poh
Jimmy Allen Poh
Look for Soo, he is a great physiotherapist . Always communicating and always asking for my feedback. I’m on the right path to recovery all thanks to Soo. Two thumbs up.
Daniel Wang
Daniel Wang
Xue Ting has been working on my troublesome QL, hip girdle - basically the whole left lower kinetic chain! She has been patient, strong and cerebral in her approach to my 48 year old compensatory mechanisms. Her strong massage will finish with an assessment of muscle imbalance and poor activation with finally a retraining back to healthy movement.I’m impressed! Thanks Core Concepts!
Brett McLaren
Brett McLaren
I went from barely understanding physical therapy for injuries, to highly recommending Core Concepts to friends and family for their aches and pains. Ken was knowledgeable, patient and explained symptoms and consequences in a simple, relatable manner. I hope more people will come to understand how physio is a much better alternative to short-term painkillers.
Manda Misso
Manda Misso
The physiotherapist here explained the problem very well and provided me with exercises that helped improved my condition.
Ferdinand Mar
Ferdinand Mar
I have been experiencing great pain on my shoulder coupled with occasional numbness on my arm. Thanks to Ken Liew, I felt so much relieved after my first session. He was very patient and knowledgeable and had definitely made my 1st visit to a physiotherapy clinic a very memorable one. Thank you so much Ken
Bee Choo Gian
Bee Choo Gian
I have been experiencing knee pains lately especially walking up and down the stairs. The pain was so bad that I was very concern. I chanced upon CoreConcept on FB and book an appointment with them at Camden Medical Centre. My therapist was Ken Liew, he is very professional and knowledgeable. He did a thorough job to assess my condition. To my surprise I felt immediate relieved on my knee after the first session with him! Amazing! Looking forward to my next session. 😊
Sandy Toh
Sandy Toh
Hi I am Sally and I am in my late sixties. I have endured a year of thigh(joint) pains and thought that it must be due to old age. Visited Core Concepts at Novena and after only 2 sessions, my condition improved so much that I was able to climb stairs easily again. THANKS to my Physiotherapist Samuel Ong who is extremely polite, professional and knowledgeable.
Shino Tutu
Shino Tutu
I have had several sports related injuries and Core Concepts has saved me and put me "back to new" each times! The therapists are excellent - knowledgeable and professional, and the receptionists (Carol, Adiqah and Rin) are always friendly and helpful. They even give me oreo cookies for my children! 🙂
Paola Venturini Hubert
Paola Venturini Hubert
Extremely friendly staff and therapists! Folks Novena Square are just simply smiley and happy. Coming here towards the end of the work day always brings up my mood. Therapist and coach are fabulous. My condition improve so much that I can even start to train up some of my predominately unrealized problems. Highly recommended!
Von Ling Wei Hao
Von Ling Wei Hao
I go to Novena and Cheryl is my therapist. She was upfront from the get go about my neck condition. I liked her honesty and said we'll give it a try. I was better after 4 weekly sessions and continued to go to her every 2 weeks. With her help I am in a better condition, had to put in effort on the exercises she taught me as well.
Tania Chevrez
Tania Chevrez
Li Hoong is a very dedicated sports massage therapist and functional trainer. Her ultimate goal is the client's holistic well-being. Highly recommend.
Pei Yee Wong
Pei Yee Wong
i have tried different physiotherapy sessions with almost 10 physiotherapists in india and in Singapore, my back pain was treated well by CHERYLL, with God's grace , i was pain free only after Cheryll attended to me. Thank you Cheryll and core concepts for the great experience.
Madiha Sadiq
Madiha Sadiq
I am working with Yiren on my knee after my ACL/MCL reconstruction and recovery has been good! He does a thorough job to assess my progress each session and challenges me to push myself to get to various milestones. He's extremely friendly and helpful despite my many questions. Thanks!
Yingling Huang
Yingling Huang
After many different physio and massage sessions in different places, my experience with the core concepts team has been the best. I started seeing them for sports massage, and now for my knee rehab. The level of care and attention makes me want to do more for myself. Isn't this most important when one tend to slack off with the prescribed exercises?
YitKoon Gan
YitKoon Gan
The best physiotherapist ever. Cheryl is really good. Doesn't shortchange me of time and make sure I feel better before she lets me go. The front desk staff are great too. Very accomodating and friendly. Thank you Carol and Farrah. Only thing if they can give instructions to how to go to their place will be great. Usually only unit number but do give some details like mrt exits and directions to lift and such will be excellent. Coz I almost got lost in 2 different places. Overall still love core concept because of Cheryl! Thank you Cheryl!!
Jeanette Goh
Jeanette Goh
Easily the best physio clinic I've been to.
Natarajan Baradwaj
Natarajan Baradwaj

Core Concepts – Shoulder Pain Relief Specialists

Having shoulder pain that lasts for more than a few weeks can be a hindrance to your daily activity. Some activities such as wearing a t-shirt can be a daily pain. Apart from the physical toll on your body, living in constant pain can also impact your mental wellbeing negatively. A physiotherapist will be able to accurately diagnose the root cause of your shoulder pain, relieve the immediate issues and come up with a treatment plan to ensure that the pain does not recur.

The human anatomy is an interlinked system of bones, muscles, joints, ligaments that help you to perform your daily functions. Thus when one part of the body starts hurting, there is a possibility that the pain could be attributed to another part of the body. One simple movement such as throwing a ball involves not only the shoulder but the entire arm.

For instance, if your shoulder is injured, it could result in neck pain. Neck pain occurs because you are unable to move your arm normally. This could result in additional pressure on the neck, causing neck strain or pain. Or vice-versa.

Shoulder Pain, like a fever, is a symptom and could be an indication of a multitude of problems. Medication can get rid of the fever, but without going to the doctor to get a proper diagnosis, you will be unable to find out the root cause of the fever. Without treating the root cause, the fever will likely return. And the body has an amazing to heal and recover from a whole host of problems.

Likewise, pain is a symptom and you can temporarily relieve the pain through pain medication and hot compresses. Without consulting a physiotherapist, you will not be able to find out the root cause of your pain. If your body cannot adequately heal, it often leads to chronic issues and long-term problems later on. Other times it doesn’t heal right like a broken bone not set properly. Your physiotherapist can help you do that.

At Core Concepts, we understand the importance of diagnosing and treating the root cause to prevent a recurrence. We are firm believers in ‘The Thinking Physiotherapist’ and acknowledge that pain is a symptom and has various layers.

Our first step is determining the root cause of the problem by digging deeper into the symptoms layer by layer. After determining the root cause, we resolve the multiple layers of pain you feel. Instead of just simply temporarily relieving your pain symptoms, we also aim to fix the underlying cause. After, we ensure that your pain doesn’t return by making sure your body is stronger and more functional.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Shoulder Pain

When should I see a Physiotherapist for shoulder pain?

Seeking a physiotherapist as early as possible would allow a more efficient recovery period. Very often, delaying treatment can cause the condition to worsen over time as it causes scar tissue buildup which can make it more challenging to treat. If you are experiencing shoulder pain that is severe and limiting your movement, do seek treatment immediately.

I have a frozen shoulder. The doctor said I will never regain motion. Can physiotherapy help?

We are unable to answer this unless we conduct a physical assessment for you. However, we have had many successes with clients who were experiencing frozen shoulder and they were able to regain motion. Do give us a call to set up an appointment to consult with our physiotherapists.

How can I prevent shoulder pain?

Some precautions can be taken to prevent shoulder pain such as warming up before you work out or starting out slow if you haven’t done a specific activity in awhile. Listen to your body, if it starts to hurts when you exercise or do a certain activity – stop the activity. If the pain doesn’t go away, see a doctor or a certified physiotherapist immediately.

What is causing my shoulder pain and how did I get it?

The shoulder is one of the most flexible joints in the body that allows us the widest range of movement, as a result, they are also the most unstable joint, making the shoulder prone to injuries. In order to determine what is causing your shoulder pain, our physiotherapists would need to conduct an assessment before coming up with a diagnosis for your pain. After determining the diagnosis, we will be able to run through your physical activities to come to a conclusion regarding how the pain occurred.

Will my shoulder pain get well if I leave it alone?

Depending on your condition, your shoulder pain may recover with sufficient rest and care. If it is a simple shoulder strain from exercising, you could experience a dull ache that goes away with time. However, if you are experiencing a sharp pain that limits your movement (eg: unable to move shoulder past a certain height) it would be advised to seek medical advice to determine if the condition is serious or not. If you have been experiencing shoulder pain for a prolonged period of time (more than a few weeks) that doesn’t seem to get better – do make arrangements to seek medical advice to determine the cause of your pain.

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