Frequent appointments with a physical therapist are suitable for people of all ages!
Physical therapy is a non-invasive, safe, and effective treatment choice intended to improve movement and alleviate pain arising from a wide variety of work and sports injuries, musculoskeletal disorders, age-related conditions, and more.
Usually, patients undergo physical therapy to help relieve symptoms of chronic pain and avoid potential injuries. One of the most important reasons for new patients to visit our physical therapy clinic is to identify and treat the cause of their chronic shoulder pain.
Several common causes give rise to chronic pain in the shoulder. However, one thing is certain: coping with shoulder pain will make it difficult to complete everyday tasks if left untreated.
To learn how physical therapy can help alleviate (or even eliminate) your problem, contact our office at Synergy Physical Therapy today! If you or a loved one is experiencing shoulder pain, we can help.
What can physical therapy do for me?
Seeing a physical therapist as soon as possible if you have encountered persistent shoulder pain may be a good idea.
Physical therapy is a safe and natural recovery choice that will enable patients of all ages to recover from their shoulder injuries effectively.
Your physical therapist will analyze your condition, find the cause of your pain, and develop a detailed, specialized treatment plan for your individual needs.
To get relief from shoulder pain, there’s no justification in spending loads of money on costly operations or counter drugs. Physical therapy could help you get back on the pain-free road.
5 common conditions of shoulder pain
Without giving much thought to how they use their shoulders, most people typically just go about their day.
Did you know that to help you complete daily tasks, your shoulders do a good bit of work?
There is a good possibility that if you injure or strain your shoulders, you will end up experiencing severe pain.
Five of shoulder pain’s most common causes include:
Shoulder impingement is a condition that occurs when the top part of the shoulder blade lifts away from the body and puts too much pressure on the underlying soft tissues in the arm.
As the arm lifts, the shoulder blade rubs against the bursa and tendons. If this condition goes untreated, an impingement in the shoulder can result in bursitis and/or tendinitis.
2. Frozen Shoulder
Adhesive capsulitis, also known as frozen shoulder, is a condition that occurs following an injury or alongside another shoulder condition.
Most physical therapists recommend that patients with frozen shoulders rest often in between physical therapy appointments to avoid developing scar tissue in the shoulder.
On the chance that scar tissue does develop, the muscles surrounding the shoulder may eventually freeze up as well. This will limit your full range of motion and result in chronic pain.
The shoulder is made up of a very complex network of moving parts. This makes it a pretty complicated joint! One of the main components that make up the shoulder is called the “bursa.”
The bursa contains small fluid-filled sacs that work to keep the joint lubricated. If the bursa becomes inflamed or irritated in any way, you could develop bursitis. This will call for a physical therapist’s touch, as soon as possible!
Tendinitis is a very common condition that often sends people straight to a physical therapist for pain relief. It causes inflammation and usually affects people who take part in many physical activities, or work at a job that requires them to use lots of repetitive motions every day.
Take this, for example, if you are an athlete who plays tennis or a professional painter, you could be at high risk for developing tendonitis in your shoulder. This is because you make the same repetitive motions every day to play your sport or do your job.
Those who are at high risk for developing this condition should be aware of how important it is to not only visit a physical therapist regularly but also rest their shoulders often to prevent chronic pain.
5. Tendon Tears
If you experience an acute injury or have a degenerative condition, the result can be a torn tendon in your shoulder. The natural aging process, overuse, and random injuries can often cause split or torn tendons as well.
Regardless of whether a patient has experienced a partial or full tendon tear, the pain can be searing and may require regular appointments with a physical therapist in our clinic.
Contact us today!
To learn more about the benefits of physical therapy for shoulder pain, call our offices today and begin your journey towards living a pain-free life!