Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain can be caused by damage or inflammation to the joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage and nerves. It can be triggered by overreaching, poor posture, repetitive motion, lifting too heavy, falling on the shoulder, or overhead work. Having a problem with the shoulder can limit your ability to get dressed, lift objects, and reaching overhead.

How can My PT help my shoulder pain?

Custom Physical Therapy can help. An evaluation is performed first to find out why the shoulder hurts. This will include assessing posture, shoulder range of motion, muscle strength, joint mobility, special tests, and palpation.

Next, a treatment plan is recommended. This can include therapeutic exercises, manual therapy, and the use of therapeutic modalities. Clients are asked to return for follow up visits to assess response to treatment so there is a natural progression of treatment.

Treatment plans could range from 1-3 visits per week. Treatment could continue for several weeks, depending on the severity of the problem. Because the body is dynamic and different events in life can affect progress, on going maintenance treatment can be very effective at controlling symptoms from worsening or returning.

What shoulder conditions does My PT treat?

  • Bicipital Tendinitis
  • Biceps Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Bursitis
  • Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Hypermobility
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Fractures
  • Impingement Syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative Joint Disease

What other symptoms happen to the shoulder?

  • Burning
  • Stabbing
  • Throbbing
  • Annoying
  • Distracting
  • Discomfort
  • Pressure
  • Tightness
  • Stiffness
  • Pain at rest
  • Weakness in the arm or hand
  • Difficulty with reaching, grabbing, and lifting
  • Pain with movement
  • Painful lying in bed
  • Numbness or tingling into arms, hands, and fingers

What Physical Therapy treatments can help?

Therapeutic Exercise

Manual Therapy

Therapeutic Modalities

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