Shoulder pain is one of the most prevalent musculoskeletal complaints in the general population. An American Study found that about 18 million people reported shoulder pain in 2005, second only to knee pain. With such a large prevalence it would reasonable to assume the cause, and treatment, of shoulders is clear, unfortunately not. However, Physio and Professor of Musculoskeletal Research, Dr Jeremy Lewis recently released a podcast in partnership with Clinical Edge discussing shoulder management. Below is an infographic that summarises that podcast.
If you still don’t have a clear understanding of how to manage your shoulder then you are not alone. One way to be confident you are doing the right thing by your shoulders is to see your Physiotherapist for an assessment and creation of an exercise program that is specific to you.