Our Osteopath healthcare practitioners diagnose and treat arm and shoulder pain
Arm and shoulder pain can arise due to muscle tension and poor posture, a chronic condition such as frozen shoulder or even an upper rib issue called thoracic outlet syndrome, or a sports or other slow build up injury. Osteopaths use a variety of techniques, including joint manipulation and soft tissue work, to improve mobility and ease pain.
We also offer first diagnostic appointments via online video consultations, offering a quick and easy way to obtain a professional diagnosis.
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Pain in the shoulder and arm can be caused by general tension or poor posture, a chronic condition such as frozen shoulder, RSI or thoracic outlet syndrome, or a sports or other injury.
Osteopaths use a variety of techniques to release tension and improve alignment, including joint manipulation and soft tissue work. We may also prescribe a set of home exercises and postural adaptations.
Our Osteopaths are skilled in distinguishing the root causes of arm and shoulder pain. If you are struggling with pain, we can help.
Thoracic outlet syndrome is a disorder that occur when blood vessels or nerves in the space between your collarbone and your first 2 ribs (thoracic outlet) are compressed or stretched. This can cause pain in your shoulder and neck and numbness or pins and needles in your fingers.
Over time, regularly using a computer or playing sports can cause this problem. Using our specialised assessment and screening we can often pick up problems which may have been completely overlooked in previous examinations.
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Upper Shoulder Discomfort
For a number of years I suffered discomfort in my upper shoulder area and down my left arm. I had tried a number of different treatments ranging from Chiropractors to Back Pain Relief Clinics – all in vain, the pain continued. Eventually, Robin Lansman was recommended to me and I came to Body Back-Up for treatment. If only I had done this two years earlier! Thank you Body Back-Up.
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Management
I started coming to see Robin Lansman two and a half years ago. I have come to see him for numerous injuries, one was a shoulder and back injury, one was to do with my neck on the left hand side. Every year he has helped me lots, shown me how to do stretching exercises and where to put the heat pack on my back or on my neck, as needed. I have numerous friends who have had back injuries and have been happy to suggest Robin Lansman, and his service is really good.
Helpful Explanations & Exercises
I have been treated by Robin Lansman for a number of years now, as I have always suffered from back problems.
Robin’s treatment is quick and effective. He is hugely knowledgeable and knows exactly what to do to sort out my mess of a spine or shoulders. He compliments his treatments with explanations and exercises and within 2-3 treatments I am happily back to my normal self again.
Fixed without having to have Cortisone Injection
I had a final treatment with a Physiotherapist about three weeks ago, when she told me she could no longer do anything for me. She also told me to wait for the shoulder to heal or I should consider having a Cortisone injection, which I do not like the idea of.
Eighteen months ago, I had a similar problem with my elbow (same kind of symptoms). My GP told me to wait 6 months and if it did not get better to consider a Cortisone injection. I felt I could not wait as I need to be able to use my arms in order to do my job without feeling constant pain and arm, and did not want to take an injection without trying something a bit more natural.
I therefore went to see Robin Lansman, Osteopath who fixed my problem, in 4 or 5 sessions, if I remember well.
Chronic Back Pain
Highly recommended. I visited Body Back-up after my shoulders/upper back completely seized up. Robin treated my shoulders and underlying chronic back issues, and was thorough, professional and reassuring at all times. He gave me exercises to do between treatments and I am still reaping the benefits.
I started coming to see Robin Lansman two and a half years ago. I have come to see him for numerous injuries, one was a shoulder and back injury, one was to do with my neck on the left hand side. Every year he has helped me lots, shown me how to do stretching exercises and where to put the heat pack on my back or on my neck, as needed. I have numerous friends who have had back injuries and have been happy to suggest Robin Lansman, his service is really good.