Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain relief Alexandria, VA

WHY CAN’T I FIGURE OUT HOW TO TREAT MY SHOULDER PAIN?

Shoulder pain is an extremely common compliant and many people do not seek medical attention in hopes that it will disappear on its own. While this may occur, if the symptoms persist for more than a few days it is a good idea to see a physical therapist.

Your shoulder is a highly mobile joint that is made up four separate joints that connect your shoulder blades, collarbone and upper arms. Because of this interdependence, any dysfunction in one area can lead to strength, mobility, or stability issues in another area.

WHAT CAUSES SHOULDER PAIN?

Shoulder pain can arise from a lifetime from poor posture, a hidden injury, overuse as an overhead athlete, or from repetitive motions in the work place. Common injuries include:

  • Arthritis
  • Bicep Tendonitis
  • Biceps Tear
  • Bursitis
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
  • AC Separation
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • LabrumTear

WHAT DOES PHYSICAL THERAPY DO TO STOP SHOULDER PAIN AND STIFFNESS?

Our highly trained physical therapists work with you on a variety of rehabilitation exercises to bring pain-free mobility back to your shoulder. Through a comprehensive evaluation, we will discover if it is stiffness, motor control, poor posture, bad mechanics, or weakness that is causing your shoulder issues. A complete evaluation will verify exactly where the problem is and how to fix it.

To be most effective, the treatments will most likely incorporate manual therapy, flexibility, and strength for the shoulder and surrounding areas. Manual therapy or joint mobilization will help restore the mechanics of how your shoulder should move. Flexibility or stretching exercises will help preserve that mobility. Strengthening will keep everything working cohesively together in the long run.

 

READY TO GET STARTED?

Whether you’re in need of post-surgical rehab or are hoping to avoid surgery, our comprehensive treatment plan is designed to normalize the mechanics of how your shoulder and the surrounding areas should work together.

Call us today to learn how we can help you fix your shoulder dysfunction.