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Shoulder Pain – Case Study 1 – Osteopathy

Mrs E strained her shoulder 3 months before coming to Shefford Osteopathic Clinic whilst lifting pots in the garden. The pain was not severe but she felt it when lifting and carrying.

Over the three months the pain had gradually got worse and she was finding it increasingly difficult to put clothes on, do her hair and to reach the top shelf in the kitchen. She was waking in the early hours of the morning with pain in her shoulder.

When Mrs E came to Shefford Osteopathic Clinic the examination showed that movement in her shoulder joint was very reduced and there was pain with using certain muscles. She was diagnosed with a frozen shoulder and inflammation of a muscle tendon.

Frozen shoulder is a very painful condition which can develop following a muscle strain. The condition takes 18 months to 2 years to get better without treatment.  Mrs E had a course of treatment and after each visit she had more movement in the shoulder joint and her pain gradually reduced.

Mrs E returned to full health after 4 months of treatment and exercises at home.