The shoulder is one of the most complex joints in the body, which is why it can achieve such complex movement patterns and can be incredibly strong. However, this amazing range of movement sometimes comes with its problems and irregularities.
You may have a shoulder injury or shoulder pain that has gradually developed over time or that has come on quite suddenly. There may have been a traumatic incident such as a fall on the shoulder or a change in exercise levels that could have triggered it.
Our specialist physiotherapists have a wealth of knowledge dealing with shoulder injuries, ranging from impingement syndrome, rotator cuff injuries, peripheral nerve injuries, complex shoulder dislocations/instability and together we have rehabilitated thousands of shoulders recovering from surgical procedures.
The BBC in 2018 reported that the NHS in England had withdrawn as ‘non-essential’ certain operations, including the removal of bone spurs in the shoulder. Whilst we believe that this is an excellent operation and we have rehabilitated many shoulders from bone spurs, the advice is that it can be treated effectively by Physiotherapy and exercise. We have also seen this in many patients and have treated many shoulder pain and bone spur patients over the years very effectively.
Further reading here in the BMJ.