Shoulder Pain occurs in up to 30% of the general population at any point in time, and up to 44% of athletes that predominantly use their upper limbs, particularly in competitive sports.
54% of people with shoulder pain report ongoing symptoms after 3 years.
Shoulder disorders are only third to back and neck complaints for presentations to a GP in Australia.
Shoulders are tough though!! The shoulder complex is the most mobile region in the body and can move faster than any other region in the body! Research indicates the tissue around the shoulder become pathological from not moving or doing enough, rather than overuse.
The shoulder complex is made up of the
Classification of types shoulder pain is important to help guide efficient and effective management. Typical shoulder syndromes include:
Risk factors include age – older than 35 years is a big predictor of getting a rotator cuff tear, working with arms in a highly elevated position, repetitive movements, high-force demands, posture and psychosocial factors such as depression and anxiety.
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