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Self Help Guides | Shoulder Conditions


The shoulder is a ball and socket joint, similar to that of the hip joint.

However it is more complex; there are five linked bone groups and 4 joints in total, allowing the shoulder to perform more complicated movements. This means the ligaments and muscles are extremely important to produce and control movement from the shoulder. The rotator cuff muscles are commonly involved in shoulder problems; this is a group of four muscles located around the shoulder blade and control rotational movements and stability.

It is common to have referred pain from a shoulder problem, which can often radiate down the upper arm, although usually not past the elbow. Pain may also be felt at the back around the shoulder blade or in more specific points if one of the smaller joints is affected.

If you have had trauma to your shoulder and have a significant loss of movement then please self-refer to be assessed in person

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