Having Shoulder Pain? Stiff Shoulders Causes, Symptoms and Relief Treatment

Common Shoulder Conditions

Here are some common conditions causing shoulder pain are inflamed or damaged tendons, over usage, frozen shoulder, arthritis, biceps tendon rupture and other causes. Uncertain of your condition? Visit us for an assessment and we will help you figure it out. 

Physiotherapy giving Shoulder Joint Pain Relief and Massage Therapy

Treat Your Shoulder Pain Conditions Early

Get Better and Stay Better.

It is important to seek medical advice from a physiotherapist to get an accurate diagnosis of your shoulder condition. Only after getting an accurate diagnosis 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.

Are you experiencing Shoulder Pain?

Physiotherapy for shoulder pain treatment could be the solution. Sore or 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.

If you experience shoulder pain, it is important to seek treatment or further advice from a certified doctor or physiotherapist before the issue deteriorates. Contact us or click on the WhatsApp button to speak with us.

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, Shoulder Massage Therapy by releasing tight knots/ shoulder tension 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.

Physiotherapy giving Shoulder Joint Pain Relief and Massage Therapy
Physiotherapy helping a client with shoulder pain relief.

Effective Shoulder Pain Treatment

Here at Core Concepts Physiotherapy Singapore, 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 and arm pain to ensure that it does not trigger again.

Better than Before

Apart from simply providing shoulder pain relief, in 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.

What is Shoulder Pain Physiotherapy?

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, massage 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.

Testimonials

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Based on 200 reviews
Ken did an awesome therapy and exercises to build strength on my hips and legs..enjoyed every sessions with him especially the music during the therapy..really made me relax.. ☺️

Sufian also did a great job on guiding me for the exercise to improve strength, and thankful for his reminders on the exercises ☺️
Yovita Julia Sutikno
Yovita Julia Sutikno
04:49 30 Dec 19
Tampines Branch

Fantastic place - Yee Lin who minds the front desk is friendly and jovial, exuding warmth when you step into the clinic! Sylvia is very motherly she “scolds/nags” cause she really cares about you, she explains conditions meticulously, providing you concrete exercises to minimise future reoccurrence and wants you to get well. Grace is gentle, thoughtful takes time to go through my issues, finding the cause and resolving it. Jonathan is very patient in guiding me through the workout plans which did wonders to my shoulders and back. After a few sessions I don’t feel so much pain as I did before am half way through to recovery. Am very impressed with all the therapists professionalism, thorough in diagnosing, recommending the right exercises to fix the issue. I highly recommend them.
Wendy Shen
Wendy Shen
02:55 16 Sep 21
Samuel is very professional, attentive and listens well to patient's needs. I especially liked the way he was able to explain things in a clear and concise fashion. That helped me understand the purpose of his treatment plan and how that will help in the healing process. It was insightful and made me more aware of how I can better take care of my body. Thank you!
Liu Yuchun
Liu Yuchun
02:05 26 Jul 21
This is hands down one of the best physiotherapy places in Singapore. Natalie at the front desk has super human efficiency at working with your schedules and communication. I can't recommended them enough.
Shayne Mathews
Shayne Mathews
02:24 25 Jul 20
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
03:05 12 Jul 18
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
03:10 04 Nov 19
Very professional, skilled and friendly team! I felt really well taken care of from initial diagnosis (ankle injury) to physiotherapy and functional strength training. I was always given a lot of guidance and exercises how to improve on my own at home allowing me to make very fast progress. I can highly recommend 🙂
Carina Pietsch
Carina Pietsch
02:02 22 Jun 21
If you are looking for a physio that takes a holistic approach this is definitely the place to go. They not only offer physio but also massage, Pilates and functional training. They all work hand in hand based on the program created by the physio.I m so happy that I found them to work on my lower back problems.
Fränze Kocaman
Fränze Kocaman
02:39 17 Aug 21
I struggled with an injury for months and couldn't walk without pain. Visited Core Concepts at the suggestion of a friend and my condition improved after 4-5 sessions. Price is reasonable too, and the physiotherapists and pilates trainer were really professional and empathetic. Thumbs up!
Kate Chiew
Kate Chiew
04:48 13 Dec 20
Have been doing physiotherapy for over 5 months with Core Concepts. I couldn’t be more happy! The level of professionalism of all the staff is outstanding. They tailour the recovery process for your needs and they are very accomodating. Definitely recommend them.
Ivan Curti Santaularia
Ivan Curti Santaularia
05:41 24 Aug 21

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

It is an interlinked system of bones, shoulder muscles, shoulder 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.

Finding the root cause of pain.

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 professional 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 or dislocated shoulder. Your physiotherapist can help you do that.

At Core Concepts Singapore

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, our team of physiotherapist ensure that your pain doesn’t return by making sure your body is stronger and more functional.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Shoulder Pain

  1. 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.

  2. 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 shoulders and they were able to regain motion. Do give us a call to set up an appointment to consult with our physiotherapists

  3. 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 slow if you haven’t done a specific activity in a while. 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.

  4. 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. 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 conclude how the pain occurred.

  5. 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.