Physical therapy is used to treat any sports injury, workplace injury, or musculoskeletal condition you may be experiencing. It is a natural, safe, and effective way to treat both acute and chronic pain.
One of the most common reasons people seek the help of a physical therapist is to manage chronic shoulder pain. There are several different reasons why shoulder pain may occur, and it can greatly limit your everyday life. If you have been experiencing shoulder pain, or decreased function within your shoulder, don’t hesitate to contact US Rehabilitation today.
5 of the Most Common Shoulder Injuries:
- Tendon Tears:
- The tendons in your shoulder can tear as the result of an acute injury or certain degenerative conditions. The natural aging process, sudden injuries, and overuse often cause the tendons to split or tear. Whether experiencing a partial or a full tendon tear, the pain can be extremely intense, which we at US Rehabilitation can treat and help reduce the pain while increasing functionality.
- The shoulder is a complicated joint that is made up of an intricate network of moving parts. One of the key components that make up the shoulder is called bursa. The bursa contains tiny sacs of fluid that work to keep the shoulder joint lubricated. If the bursa becomes irritated or inflamed, you can develop bursitis, a condition we at US Rehabilitation can help relieve.
- Tendinitis is a common condition that causes inflammation in the shoulder area, and it has been known to send many people straight to a physical therapist to find relief. The condition typically affects those who are physically active or people who work at a job that requires them to complete repetitive motions. If you are at high risk of developing tendinitis, it is important to remember that along with physical therapy, resting your shoulders regularly can help to prevent chronic pain.
- Frozen Shoulder:
- Frozen shoulder typically occurs after an injury or alongside another shoulder condition. US Rehabilitation recommends that patients with frozen shoulder get plenty of rest in-between physical therapy appointments, in order to avoid developing scar tissue in the shoulder. If scar tissue does develop, the muscles surrounding the shoulder could eventually freeze up as well, restricting your full range of motion and resulting in chronic pain.
- Shoulder impingement can occur when the top part of the shoulder blade puts excessive pressure on the underlying soft tissues in the arm when it is lifted away from the body. As the arm lifts, the shoulder blade rubs against the tendons and bursa. If left untreated, impingement in the shoulder can result in bursitis and/or tendinitis.
Schedule a consultation with us today!
If you have sustained one of the injuries above, or if you’re looking for assistance with a difference shoulder pain condition, contact US Rehabilitation today to schedule an appointment. Physical therapy is the ideal way to treat shoulder pain in people of all ages. Our dedicated physical therapists will address your condition and design the best treatment plan for your specific needs.