Shoulder and Upper Arm

There are many conditions that can affect the shoulder complex. Most commonly, soft-tissue overuse and strain are the cause of shoulder and upper arm pain. This is usually the result of poor posture and dysfunction in the movement pattern between the scapula (shoulder blade) and the shoulder joint itself.

Applying the local-regional-global model, it is important to address the neck and middle back when treating this region as the nerves which supply the shoulder and upper limb originate from these areas and spinal position directly affects how the shoulder moves.
If you have had an acute, traumatic injury to the shoulder and you are suffering any ‘red flags symptoms, you should first consult with your health practitioner before using the Bodyspanner.

Below is a list of conditions most commonly affecting the shoulder and upper arm. Read through these to assess which one most closely fits your symptoms.