Shoulder Pain - Gage Physiotherapy and Foot Clinic

Shoulder Pain

“How to Put an End to Shoulder Pain and Stiffness - Without Taking Painkillers, Without Risking Surgery and Without Having to Wait to See the Doctor!”

If you’ve got shoulder pain, stiffness or an ache - it’s very tempting to think that it’s nothing, that it will go away on its own. Or, you pass it off as having just “slept awkwardly”, or that it’s just a “spasm” or a bit of stiffness that “everyone” your age suffers from...

There’s no obvious reason why it happened - but it doesn’t seem to be shifting!

If that’s happening to you, you’re not alone - and we hear this type of thing all the time. In fact, Shoulder Pain is one of THE most common problems that we see in our physiotherapy clinic in Hamilton, ON.

And when it comes to living with shoulder pain, everybody we see wants to know

“Why is This Happening to Me?”...

or

“Why Am I Still Suffering With Shoulder Pain After Putting Up With It For 6 Months (Maybe More)?”

Most people think that when they get shoulder pain, it’s just going to go away on its own.

That they’ll wake up one morning and like “magic”, it’ll be as if the shoulder pain never happened… But then 6 months later you’re still living with shoulder pain - often even worse than it was when it came on.

Does That Sound Like You?

Another scenario we see all the time in our physiotherapy clinic is when people go to the Doctors, and the Doctor tells them to rest and “try these painkillers” and “see how it goes”.

But this is rarely ever the best advice and often 6 weeks later, they end up going back to the Doctor again because it hasn’t got any better. Worse, they’re often given yet another prescription of even stronger pills, and advised MORE rest. This is madness and explains why so many people aged 50+ are suffering with chronic shoulder pain.

Has This Type of Thing Happened to You?

Why else does shoulder pain last longer than it should do? Well, it’s easy to get confused because you’ve been told different things, by different people. There’s lots of people out there who are happy to dispense advice - but not all of it is credible.

Maybe you think your shoulder pain was caused by doing something - like lifting or sleeping awkwardly - but really it was caused by years and years of poor posture that caused the muscles in your shoulder to become weak and the lifting or the awkward sleeping position was just the EFFECT of that.

If you don’t know what you’re doing - shoulder pain can be very confusing and because of this, many people just end up accepting it as ‘part of life’ - as if it’s normal, and ‘just the way it is’.

Do You Feel That Way Too?

If You’re Currently Living With Shoulder Pain, Here are 7 Reasons Why It Could Be Lasting Longer Than It Should:

  • You thought it would go away on its own - but it didn’t.
  • You went to the Doctor who told you to rest and take painkillers - but the pills did nothing to help your shoulder, and as soon as they wore off chronic shoulder pain struck again.
  • A family member, or friend, told you that everybody gets shoulder pain as they get older, so you just accepted it.
  • You tried other healthcare professionals, or a physiotherapist in the past, but nothing they said or did seemed to help.
  • You tried YouTube exercises but they either didn’t do a thing, or made your shoulder pain ten times worse.
  • You thought it would be a good idea to rest because your shoulder pain was so bad, but all that did was make it feel even more stiff and tight.
  • You decided to get a few “massages” hoping that would fix the pain, but all they did was feel nice and relaxing, and didn’t do anything to fix it long term…

If any of these have happened to you - we would love to help you by inviting you to book a call to talk with one of our physiotherapists to find out what can be done to help you. The fact that you’ve tried any or all of these things already is actually a GOOD THING because when you know what doesn’t work - you are closer to finding the thing that does!

Click the link below to book a call with us if you would like to get some solid advice given to you over the phone. The phone call is complementary and there is no obligation to book any appointments with us after the call is over. Our goal is to help you make the right decision about what to do next for the best.

What Can I do to Get Rid of My Shoulder Pain Quickly?...

Well, here's 4 things you can do:

  • First off, you need to make a decision about getting help. So many people procrastinate for so long, thinking that shoulder pain will ‘just go away with time’, but then 6 months down the line they’re still putting up with it, and nothing’s changed… Or it gets worse.
  • Next, do the RIGHT exercises - one of the best things to help you ease your shoulder pain is to do the right series of progressed exercises - the right exercises given to you by a physiotherapist will help reduce pain, and allow you to move freely again quick - and make sure that the problems don’t come back anytime soon (or aggravate your shoulder even more like some exercises do).
  • Avoid long periods of rest - ever tried to get up from the sofa after resting for a while, but you struggle because your shoulder feels so painful and tight? That’s because one of the worst things you can do that adds to shoulder pain is rest for long periods of time. Too much rest makes your shoulder stiff and tight. It would really help if you were given appropriate strengthening exercises for better posture, alongside hands-on treatment, to get you active and healthy as quickly as possible.
  • Get real, “hands-on” physiotherapy - Physiotherapy is proven to help people with shoulder pain. In fact at Gage Physiotherapy and Foot Clinic it’s one of the most common injuries we see. If your shoulder pain is affecting your job, your ability to keep active, if it threatens your independence or gets in the way of spending quality time with family and friends - physiotherapy can help get you back to living the life you deserve as quickly as possible.

If you would like to know how the physiotherapy team at Gage Physiotherapy and Foot Clinic on the Hamilton Mountain can help you live with less shoulder pain - we invite you to start with a completely free, no-obligation, risk free appointment at one of our clinics:

Note: This Free Taster Session is something that we offer to people who are very nervous or sceptical about physiotherapy - unsure of its benefits or if it is right for them. If that sounds like you, then please start with a free taster session so that we can work with you to find out what is wrong and what can be done - without any financial risk on your part.

So the next question is:

“How Can Choosing to See a Physiotherapist at Gage Physiotherapy and Foot Clinic Help You Get Rid of Your Shoulder Pain - In The Next Few Days?”

Here’s just a few of the things our Specialist Physiotherapy team can do for you:

  • We can quickly take away the pain and stiffness - often inside a couple of sessions.
  • We can help you find out what’s really going on, and get to the root cause of your shoulder pain once and for all.
  • Pain can “zap” you of energy and limit a peaceful nights sleep - we can help you to enjoy sleeping at night and living with more energy each day.
  • We will ensure that your problem is “corrected” and “healed” properly - and we will provide you with the perfect set of exercises that will speed up your recovery.
  • We can help you put an end to taking all of those painkillers that are no good for your health long-term.
  • We can help you avoid dangerous shoulder surgery - and painful injections.
  • We can help you keep out of the Doctor’s waiting room or from making repeat visits only to be given more pills!
  • We can help you get back to enjoying quality time with family and friends that back pain has stolen from you.
  • We can help you to finally get a good night’s sleep without tossing and turning trying to find that one position that feels right.
  • We can help you to relax more comfortably and work longer than 15 minutes without your shoulder feeling weak and painful...

Basically, we can help you get back to living life free from the curse of chronic shoulder pain.

If you want to know what it costs - and what availability we have at our physiotherapy clinic in Hamilton, then please just click the button below and complete the short form:


Gage Physiotherapy and Foot Clinic

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What Other People Just Like You Are Saying About Gage Physiotherapy & Foot Clinic

Just graduate from Gage physio today. Started seeing with Val, Feb 14th for new carpal tunnel symptoms. The office staff are lovely and very helpful. Val is extremely knowledgeable and professional but also a lot of fun to chat with. She deserves a 10 star review. Highly recommend
Anne Vaillancourt
Anne Vaillancourt
21:12 23 Mar 22
I broke my wrist and needed physiotherapy to regain mobility. I was a patient of the clinic for a year. Val is great and knows her stuff. She is gentle when needed and always asks if there is any pain with whatever was being done. All the staff are friendly and professional. I would recommend this clinic to anyone who needs physiotherapy sessions. I will likely go back for some of their other services such as massage and orthotics.
Stephania Terrazzano
Stephania Terrazzano
19:52 05 Feb 22
I have a chronic problem on my back and shoulders that needs a services of physiotherapy and chiropractor.Thanks for the amazing job of staff from Gage physiotherapy especially Val and Dr.Rob as well as staff at reception.I am back at work and functioning well due to their professional recommendations and advise.Good job .Loida
loida Makilan
loida Makilan
18:10 20 Jan 22
I went to Gage Physiotherapy with a very specific concern and Valerie isolated the muscle and worked in the area to release the pain. Both Valerie and Jay are excellent, professional and caring. I recommend them both and will go back with any other concerns.
Marilyn
Marilyn
15:50 18 Jan 22
I start coming to gage physio two years ago and that was the best decision I have ever made. The place is amazing, very positive energy and the staff are so friendly. Valerie is great, she helped me a lot, I always tell her your hands are magical. She healed me physically and mentally. I am very thankful that I went to Valerie. I highly recommend this place. If anyone has any pain, Valerie will heal the pain❤️
Dema Adil
Dema Adil
00:02 12 Jan 22