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Rotator Cuff Injury Treatment In Chelmsford

Effective Rotator Cuff Pain Treatment

By finding the root cause, treating and then creating a plan to keep you pain free…

Common causes of Rotator Cuff Injury

It is estimated that up to 67% of the general population suffers from rotator cuff injuries at some point in their lives; here are some common causes:

  • Overuse: Repeated overhead activities and repetitive motions can cause inflammation in the tendons of the rotator cuff, resulting in tears and impingement.
  • Injury: Direct trauma to the shoulder, such as falling on an outstretched arm or lifting a heavy object incorrectly can lead to rotator cuff tears.
  • Age: As we age, the risk of developing a rotator cuff injury increases due to natural wear-and-tear on the joint and muscles.
  • Impingement Syndrome: This occurs when tendons or bursae become irritated and inflamed as they pass through the narrow space between bones in the shoulder.
  • Degenerative Tear: This is one of the most common rotator cuff injuries and occurs when the tendon weakens and thins due to age-related changes in the joint.
  • Calcific Tendinitis: With this injury, calcium deposits form on the rotator cuff tendons and can cause inflammation, pain, and decreased range of motion.
  • Instability: Shoulder instability can lead to the rotator cuff tendons being stretched or torn. This is especially common in athletes who participate in contact sports.

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Rotator cuff injuries explained

A rotator cuff injury occurs when one or more of the four tendons and muscles that make up the rotator cuff become strained, torn, or inflamed. This injury can cause pain and reduced range of motion in the shoulder joint. Rotator cuff injuries can often be treated with rest, physical therapy, medications, and in some cases, surgery. Symptoms of a rotator cuff injury may include pain when lifting the arm, weakness in the shoulder or arm, and a popping or crackling sound when moving the shoulder.

How does an Osteopath treat rotator cuff injuries?

An osteopath can help treat rotator cuff injuries by using a combination of manual therapies such as massage, stretching and joint mobilisation. These techniques are used to reduce muscle tension, improve range of motion, and increase blood flow to the area. Additionally, an osteopath can advise exercises to help strengthen the shoulder muscles and promote recovery.

How long does it typically take to recover from rotator cuff injuries with osteopathic care?

The amount of time it takes for an osteopath to treat a rotator cuff injury will depend on the severity of the injury, age and overall health of the patient. Generally, treatment can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months. It is important to note that recovery times may vary depending on the individual's response to treatment.

Treatment Summary


The osteopath will then use gentle manipulation, stretching and massage to help reduce pain and stiffness. Exercise prescription is often the most important part of your recovery.

Number Of Visits

In some cases, a single visit may be enough to reduce pain and discomfort. In more severe or long-term conditions, a course of treatments may be necessary to achieve lasting relief.


We will also provide advice on lifestyle changes, such as exercise or ways to improve posture, that can help support recovery.

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Osteopath Reviews

Keeping Chelmsford Moving
Very good friendly service, would recommend to anyone.
David Brett
David Brett
15:32 15 Apr 24
My experience with Forte has proved exceptional. My engagement has been with Gemma, sports massage expert. I went for a specific issue and now regularly go because she has (a) solved the problem and (b) worked hard on reoccurrence and general well being. If anyone needs a sports massage try her. You won't be disappointed.
Terry Quigley
Terry Quigley
10:28 25 Mar 24
Took my wife kicking and screaming as she didn't think it would solve her week long back pain. An hour later she came out with a beaming smile and I had the look of "I told you so".Awesome service, no doubt we will be back
Mike Venner
Mike Venner
11:05 16 Mar 24
Vey good visit went through what treatment I would need very good treatment very polite has helped my condition hopefully will progress to terminate the pain I am suffering
Stephen Kemp
Stephen Kemp
14:28 07 Feb 24
Chris sorted out my long-standing neck problem which was showing no signs of improving through rest. Great guy - give him a go and I don't think you'll regret it.
Maurice Crockard
Maurice Crockard
13:50 05 Oct 23
Everytime ive needed treatment for my pain the staff have been so lovely, informative and helpful. I always recommend these guys to anyone as i know they go above and beyond to help you. Big shoutout to the new assiocate osteopath Harry who is very down to earth and easy to have a chat with. He did a great job of treating my shoulder pain, informing me about next steps to take, exercises to do and making me feel at ease. 👍✨️
12:04 18 Sep 23
Fantastic clinic, Chris has always been able to get me moving again from running injuries, martial arts to crossfit.Worth a visit!
Amar Mistry
Amar Mistry
11:39 02 Aug 23
Can't recommend Chris and his team highly enough. Professional, knowledgeable, and all round miracle-worker!
Lucy Hughes
Lucy Hughes
12:59 25 Jul 23

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Chris Branch
Principal Osteopath

We understand that taking the first steps to becoming pain free is always a big decision.

I'd like to personally reassure you that every case is dealt with respectfully, transparently and with care.

Please book your initial appointment and our knowledgeable practitioners will be able to guide you toward feeling great again.

Private Health Insurance

Osteopathy is often covered by private health insurance, but in some cases it is an additional element of the policy or you may need to get a referral from your GP or approval in advance. It is best to contact your insurer and ask about the details and process for your particular policy. We can invoice direct to the insurer if appropriate.

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