Shoulder pain

The shoulder is the most mobile joint of the body. However, because of its wide range of movement, it is more prone to injuries than any other joint. Shoulder pain can be the cause of injury or disease of the shoulder joint and can affect the ligaments, tendons, bones and bursae surrounding the shoulder joint.

Shoulder pain


Painful shoulder conditions that limit movement are common and can affect all ages.

Risk factors

Risk factors for general shoulder pain include:

  • Poor posture
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Repetitive strain injury.

While the exact cause of shoulder pain is not known, risk factors for frozen shoulder can include:

  • Diabetes
  • Shoulder injury or surgery, due to keeping your arm and shoulder still for a long period of time
  • Other health conditions including lung disease, overactive thyroid and Dupuytren’s contracture.


  • Poor shoulder movement
  • Pain when moving the shoulder
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Pain whilst lying on shoulder


Causes of shoulder pain include:

  • Dislocated shoulder
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Tendon rupture
  • Broken arm
  • Bone spurs
  • Broken collarbone
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Torn cartilage
  • Fracture of the bone
  • Injuries and sprains
  • Inflamed bursa
  • Inflammation of the shoulder capsule.

Find out how Chris treats shoulder pain and what you can expect in his chiropractic care.

Our partners include Balmain chiropractic Centre and Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C).


86, 24 Buchanan Street Balmain 2041 NSW Australia


Phone (02) 8065 5896