Shoulder pain can present itself in many ways. It could show up when you’re reaching toward the top shelf to put dishes away or when you’re struggling to find a comfortable position to sleep in. Shoulder pain can come on gradually or suddenly. Once the shoulder joint is injured, it can stiffen very quickly making your shoulder immobile. onIt can also develop as a result of an injury, making you feel as if your shoulder is immobile. There are many causes for shoulder pain including a pulled muscle to the agonizing bone-on-bone friction of arthritis.
Due to the complexities of the shoulder, there are several pain-causing conditions that may occur. According to WebMD, some of the most common causes of shoulder pain include:
Physical therapy is an easy, comfortable, and natural way to find relief for shoulder pain, without the need for harmful drugs or invasive surgery. Our physical therapists are trained to pinpoint the cause of your pain through a variety of diagnostic techniques. Once we have established the cause of your shoulder pain, we can create a specialized combination of physical therapy methods to manage and relieve your pain. These may include gentle exercises, which have proven to ease the pain of osteoarthritis and reduce the stiffness of frozen shoulders. They may also include more specialized techniques, such as athletic training, ice and heat therapies, or ergonomics.
Strengthening programs may also be implemented as a way to rehabilitate injured muscles or help stabilize a shoulder that is prone to dislocation.
Don’t let your shoulder pain limit your physical abilities any longer! Get shoulder pain relief with New Stride Physical Therapy.