Shoulder Pain Relief

Shoulder Pain Relief

Shoulder Pain Relief Is Closer Than You Think at Dynamic Balance Physiotherapy & Vestibular Rehab Clinic in Clayton, Cloverdale, Surrey & Langley, BC!

Most people are unaware of how much they use their shoulders throughout the day until they become injured. From simple tasks like getting dressed or preparing a meal to more strenuous activities like lifting and participating in sports, the health of our shoulders is critical to our ability to function normally. If you’re in need of shoulder pain relief, we can help.


If your shoulders irritate you, you’ll notice when you try to reach for something or scratch your back. It’s not always easy to find relief from shoulder pain on your own, so if you’re experiencing shoulder pain, it’s a good idea to seek assistance from our physiotherapy team!

Whatever is making you uncomfortable, we can help!

Dynamic Balance Physiotherapy & Vestibular Rehab Clinic in Clayton, Cloverdale, Surrey & Langley, BC is committed to providing you with shoulder pain treatments that are effective and long-lasting. Most shoulder disorders respond to physiotherapy, allowing you to avoid strong medications, surgical procedures, and other invasive treatments!

Make an appointment with us to learn more about how physiotherapy can help you relieve shoulder pain, weakness, or loss of motion that is interfering with your daily activities.

Why am I experiencing shoulder pain?

The most common cause of shoulder pain is rotator cuff injury.

What is Rotator Cuff injury ?

The shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint: the ball, or head, of your upper arm bone fits into a shallow socket in your shoulder blade.

The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that come together as tendons to form a covering around the head of the humerus ( Ball). The rotator cuff attaches the Ball to the shoulder blade and helps to lift and rotate your arm.

Main causes of rotator cuff tears are injury and degeneration.

what type of injury causes acute tear?

Rotator Cuff
Rotator Cuff

lift something too heavy with a jerking motion

fall down on your outstretched arm

shoulder injuries, such as a broken collarbone or dislocated shoulder

What Factors contribute to degenerative, or chronic, rotator cuff tears?

  • Repetitive stress. Repeating the same shoulder motions again and again can stress your rotator cuff muscles and tendons. Baseball, tennis, rowing, and weightlifting are examples of sports activities that can put you at risk for overuse tears. Many jobs and routine chores can cause overuse tears, as well.
  • Lack of blood supply. As we get older, the blood supply in our rotator cuff tendons lessens. Without a good blood supply, the body’s natural ability to repair tendon damage is impaired. This can ultimately lead to a tendon tear.
  • Bone spursAs we age, bone spurs (bone overgrowth) often develop on the underside of the acromion bone. When we lift our arms, the spurs rub on the rotator cuff tendon. This condition is called shoulder impingement, and over time will weaken the tendon and make it more likely to tear.

common symptoms of a rotator cuff injury

  • Pain at rest and at night, particularly if lying on the affected shoulder
  • Pain when lifting and lowering your arm or with specific movements
  • Weakness when lifting or rotating your arm
  • Crepitus or crackling sensation when moving your shoulder in certain positions

How Physiotherapy helps in Recovery from rotator Cuff injury ?

Physiotherapist can guide you what to do and what not to do after shoulder injury.

  • Get back your range of motion
  • Learn exercises to strengthen your shoulder muscles
  • Improve the way you sit and stand (your posture) to help reduce pain
  • Find a way to sleep that doesn’t hurt your shoulder
  • Learn to carry objects safely
  • Use ice or heat to ease the pain
  • Understand why you need to keep moving
  • Find ways to do things so that they don’t hurt your shoulder
  • Return to your regular activities (be patient — this can take a while)

Dose rotator cuff injury can lead to Frozen shoulder ?

Answer is Yes and No,

yes if it is not treated early , due to lack of mobility and pain persist longer. It can lead to Frozen shoudler .

No Because not all the shouder injury had frozen shoulder. Sooner you get treatment the chances of getting worst are less

Shoulder pain can range from minor aches and pains to extreme discomfort and disability. Injuries to the muscles surrounding the shoulder (i.e., the rotator cuff) or the joint itself can make it difficult to lift your arm or sleep on it.

Shoulder pain can be caused by a variety of factors. You could have been in a car accident, strained a muscle, or suffer from arthritis. Whatever the source of your discomfort, our team can assist you!

Here are some of the most common causes of shoulder pain that you can treat in Clayton, Cloverdale, Surrey & Langley, BC:

Rotator cuff injuries pain

The rotator cuff is a group of four upper arm muscles that dynamically stabilize the shoulder and play an important role in shoulder and arm movements.

Rotator cuff injury symptoms include shoulder pain, arm weakness, difficulty reaching behind the back, and sleeping difficulties.

Although some mild rotator cuff injuries can heal on their own, physiotherapy can help ensure that your condition is fully resolved and that future problems are avoided without the need for surgery. If surgery is required, however, physiotherapy will be an essential part of the recovery process!

shoulder Impingement

Shoulder impingement is a condition in which a rotator cuff tendon or tendons become pinched as they pass between the top of the upper arm (humerus) and the tip of the shoulder blade (acromion).

Impingement symptoms include pain, weakness, catching, and an inability to fully move the shoulder joint, particularly when raising your arms overhead or to the side. Sleep is frequently disrupted due to difficulty lying on the painful side.

This condition is usually caused by a combination of factors such as poor posture and muscle weakness, degenerative changes, and osteoarthritis. Fortunately, our Clayton, Cloverdale, Surrey & Langley, BC physiotherapy clinic can assist you with any of these issues!

Tendonopathy ( biceps , rotator cuff tendon )

Tendonopathy is any problem involving a tendon, such as a disease, injury, or disorder.

Tendinitis is an inflammation of the shoulder tendons, which includes the rotator cuff and biceps tendons. Acute injuries, such as minor or partial tearing, can cause the inflammatory response seen in tendonitis.

Tendinosis is a term that describes a dysfunctional tendon but does not usually specify the pathological process. This condition is linked to overuse injuries and degenerative changes that cause micro-tearing and pain. These tendon injuries are not caused by inflammation, and anti-inflammatory medications may cause them to heal more slowly!

When tendons are injured or inflamed, any movement can cause pain or make you feel weak, mainly by raising your arm to the side or overhead.


The two most common types of shoulder arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Both cause cartilage deterioration in the shoulder joint. The worse the degeneration, the more difficult daily tasks become.

Osteoarthritis affects both active and inactive people. Although the majority of cases of osteoarthritis have no known cause, arthritis frequently develops following a traumatic event and/or repetitive stresses following an injury. There is also evidence that a genetic component increases your risk of developing this condition. Regardless of how it begins, it usually results in articular cartilage loss, pain, and inflammation.

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system attacks the membranes that surround the shoulder joint. Inflammation and discomfort are both symptoms of this condition.

shoulder Instability and labral tears

In shoulder instability, the ball of the shoulder joint (humeral head) moves completely or partially out of the socket (shoulder blade). The most common causes of shoulder instability are when the capsule (the lining of the shoulder joint), ligaments, or labrum become stretched, torn, or detached.

A labral tear occurs when the cartilage ring in the shoulder joint is injured. Some labral tears increase the risk of partial and complete shoulder dislocation.

The following are some symptoms of a labral tear:
• Pain and/or catching with specific shoulder joint movements
• Typically a dull throbbing ache
• Difficulty sleeping
• Partial or full dislocations of the shoulder joint
• Frozen shoulder

Frozen shoulder (also known as adhesive capsulitis) causes stiffness, loss of range of motion, and pain in the shoulder joint. Symptoms usually appear gradually and worsen over time. Most symptoms go away on their own after one to three years.

If you have pain, loss of motion, and a constant feeling of tightness in your shoulder joint, you may have frozen shoulder and need a physiotherapist to help you recover!


The service and treatment by Susan Kumar were outstanding. My first time visiting this clinic after treating my shoulder. Kumar provided great insights and post-treatment exercises to get me back to full speed. As well, at the front desk, Ritu is very pleasant and hospitable – I’d say they’re good folks all around. Cheers!

– Manny K.

I have this terrible pain on my shoulder blade going on and off for 10 years or more. Dr. Susan Komar was not just precise to understand the problem but also taught me how to avoid hurting it again. Outstanding knowledge. Great experience. I would definitely recommend his services.

– Dani Q.

Physiotherapy for shoulder pain in Clayton, Cloverdale, Surrey & Langley, BC

Physiotherapy is a non-invasive, safe, and highly effective treatment for shoulder pain. The physiotherapists at Dynamic Balance Physiotherapy & Vestibular Rehab Clinic have succeeded in treating various shoulder problems, providing significant relief in just a few sessions!

Our physiotherapist will evaluate several aspects of the overall health of your shoulder. Some examples are:

  • Evaluate range of muscle
  • Check the muscle strength
  • Run thorough series of tests to rule out what causes the pain.

Once the source of your shoulder pain is determined, our physiotherapist can begin working to alleviate your pain, weakness, and dysfunction. Our team will create a personalized treatment plan to help you manage and, in some cases, eliminate your pain.

Our physiotherapists will use targeted manual therapy to relieve soft tissue restrictions, increase circulation, and restore range of motion to your shoulders.

Strengthening exercises will almost always be part of your treatment plan and home exercise program to help prevent future shoulder problems! Physiotherapy at Dynamic Balance Physiotherapy & Vestibular Rehab Clinic in Clayton, Cloverdale, Surrey & Langley, BC can help you get rid of your shoulder pain for good!

Are you in need of shoulder pain relief? Request an appointment with our Clayton, Cloverdale, Surrey & Langley, BC clinic today!

If you’re suffering from shoulder pain, we can help you get back to doing the things you love without pain!

Request an appointment with Dynamic Balance Physiotherapy & Vestibular Rehab Clinic in Clayton, Cloverdale, Surrey & Langley, BC today to get started on your path to complete shoulder pain relief!

Your Next Steps…

  1. Request An Appointment

  2. Get Diagnosis with detail assessment and Treatment Plan

  3. Get one on one Treatment

  4. Recover & Enjoy Life Pain-Free!