Shoulder pain is one of the most varied conditions osteopaths treat , ranging from Frozen Shoulder, Tendon injuries from the rotator cuff muscles to more serious tears in tendons from sports injuries and long term use.
The range of problems we treat makes shoulders an area where I have undergone extensive extra training with specific techniques for Frozen shoulder and Rotator cuff recovery.
I focus on initial pain relief so the patient can start to use the joint again as quickly as possible. In order to achieve this I spend a long term in the initial assessment making sure that all the contributing factors including the neck, back and elbow posture are considered as marginal gains in these areas can help massively in terms of getting the patient moving again.
Short term relief suggestions.
Keep trying to use the area but only as long as there is no pain in the movement you are doing. Always stop short of pain, as this basically is re-injuring your tissue. Keeping to pain free movement is the quickest route to recovery.