Anyone who has ever tried to soldier on with a shoulder or arm injury knows how debilitating and exhausting this can be. Humans spend many hours of their days carrying loads, extending their arms and rotating their shoulders in order to perform basic functions like showering, gardening, lifting young children or walking the dog on a lead. Being able to perform these fundamental tasks without pain should not be a luxury. In fact, it’s quite easily achievable if the pain is treated by an experienced Physiotherapist.
Many common occupations, work environments, activities and mishaps are highly prone to shoulder and upper limb soreness or aggravating symptoms. These include:
- Athletics, Gardening;
- Post workplace or vehicle accident;
- Injury sustained post fall;
- Transport drivers;
- Construction workers, builders and trades people;
- Pneumatic tool and machine operators;
- Assembly line workers, Farmers; and
- Cashiers, Administration and Reception workers to name a few.
People in these environments can suffer from rotator cuff tears, tendinopathies, shoulder instability, bursitis, arthritis, repetitive strain injuries or muscular tears. Often it’s best for such people to seek prevention rather than cure so exercising, stretching and a hands-on therapy regime may be the safest and most viable option.
Contact Sophie if your work environment or social setting leaves you susceptible to shoulder or arm injuries. She may be able to educate you about the strategies available to help you avoid creating new injuries or inflaming old ones.