Shoulder Pain - Looking Outside the Box
By Liz Astling - Myotherapist
Last year, I treated a woman who had injured her left shoulder after a fall that had occurred a few months earlier. Following a visit to the doctor and a course of treatment elsewhere, she was still experiencing a dull ache in her shoulder at rest and pain on movement. She was referred to me for further soft tissue treatment. On examination, I assessed her shoulder range of movement and was able to reproduce her pain during this series of tests. However, I also observed that her left shoulder was sitting lower than her right and that her left hip was higher than her right. I decided to put a small book under this patients’ right foot and this almost levelled out both her shoulders and her hips. I then tested her shoulder range of movement again with this improvised ‘heel lift’ under her right foot and immediately, her shoulder pain was dramatically reduced. Following this finding, I applied treatment to her lumbar spine, hips and pelvic region to adjust her apparent leg length discrepancy. This, together with local treatment applied to her neck and shoulder and a comprehensive stability and strength program, resolved her shoulder pain which was completely gone in three treatments. This was a great example of how a secondary problem existing in the body that may not be symptomatic (in this case the hips and pelvis), can contribute to the ongoing primary condition (in this case the shoulder) and that assessing and addressing ‘holistically’ can often prove to be a successful outcome for the patient.
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