SHOULDER PAIN IN STROKE PATIENTS

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					SHOULDER PAIN IN
STROKE PATIENTS
                Sue Oxley
      Therapy Co-Ordinator
             Neuro-Rehab
                      SLH
           HOW COMMON?
   Up to 70% of Stroke Patients are affected by
    painful shoulder
   Such pain can interfere with the ability to
    participate in therapy and other day to day
    activities
                ANATOMY
   Shallow joint - relies heavily on its
    musculature
   After stroke - muscles can be floppy or tight
                  - reduced sensation
                  - neglect, unaware where arm is
   Poor positioning and handling
                   AIMS
   Aim to prevent shoulder problems
   Take care with positioning
   Take care with handling
   Report any problems to Therapist

				
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