Shoulder Pain

The shoulder is complicated with many possible causes of pain, and physical therapy has techniques to identify and relieve the pain at it's source.

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Physical Therapy for Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is a common complaint see in physical therapy. The shoulder is a complex joint made up of the humerus (arm bone), the scapula (shoulder blade), and the clavicle (collar bone). There are many muscle and ligaments that support the shoulder and help it move. As a result, there can be many different causes of shoulder pain.

 

Symptoms of Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain can be caused for a variety of reasons including repetitive overhead activities, falling, straining to reach for something, lifting something heavy, or improper exercise techniques. Other times, shoulder pain can occur for no apparent reason.

Common shoulder problems include:

  • Rotator cuff tendinitis
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Shoulder arthritis
  • Bicep tendinitis
  • Shoulder bursitis
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Shoulder fracture

How We Treat Shoulder Pain

A physical therapist will complete a comprehensive evaluation aimed at determining the underlying cause of your shoulder pain and will create a customized program to address your needs. The goal is to restore normal mobility and strength to the shoulder and maximize functional potential. Services for shoulder pain may include:

  • Manual therapy
  • Progressive exercise
  • Modalities including ice/heat, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation
  • Flexibility and postural strengthening
  • Body mechanics training
  • Dry Needling

 

 

*Services are not available at all locations. Call or click the location page near you for that center’s services.

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What to Expect

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When to Arrive

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When to Arrive

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When to Arrive

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