Getting Rid of Shoulder Pain 

Shoulder Pain May24th 2020

The shoulder is made up of many layers and is the most movable joint in our bodies. We have bones, tendons, ligaments, bursae, and muscles. The muscles and tendons pull on the joint, which then moves the shoulder. Unfortunately, despite the shoulder being the most movable joint, it is also a very unstable joint. Due to its instability any injury or trauma to one or several of these structures can cause pain. Maybe you injured it in a fall or accident. Maybe overuse from a long weekend moving furniture or a workout at the gym. Even under use of the musculature can lead to pain. This pain may be localized to a specific area or may spread to areas around the shoulder or sometimes even down the arm.  Whatever your pain looks like it can be frustrating. Let’s take a look at some causes that may be causing your pain. 

Common conditions resulting in shoulder pain include:  

  • Shoulder impingement 
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Labral tear
  • Bursitis or Tendinitis 
  • Arthritis- swelling and tenderness of one or more of your joints

Why seek treatment?

  • Do you have Shoulder pain that affects your daily life? 
  • Do you have Numbness or loss of strength in your arms or hands? 
  • Is your shoulder tender to the touch? 
  • Does it hurt to raise your arm over my head? 
  • Do you have shooting pain into your shoulder or arm?

If you answered yes to one or several of the questions above or fall under one of the “common conditions” you could be a candidate for physical therapy! With the right physical therapy treatment plan, you can quickly treat these problem areas and prevent the pain from returning. There is a lot that can be done to help pain and the fastest way to relieve it is to find out the true source and treat it. With our years of medical training, specializing in muscles, joints and nerves, we determine where your pain is coming from. Then with specialized hands-on therapy, structured exercises and modalities, we can relieve your pain, get you stronger and put you on the right path to return to activities. Below are some treatment interventions we use in physical therapy and more information can be found across our website:

Find relief with us:

If you are experiencing regular shoulder pain, then it may be time to contact your physical therapist at Pittman Physical Therapy for support. Physical therapy is highly targeted and personalized to meet the needs of each individual, and so what is recommended for one person, or even for one particular injury or source of pain, may not be recommended in another situation.

The best way to ensure that your treatment is ideal for your personal needs is to consult your physical therapist.

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