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Conditions Treated

Shoulder Pain Treatment & Information

  • Fractures
  • Post-surgery Rehab
  • Bursitis / Tendonitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Labrum Tear
  • Dislocation, Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sprain / Strain
Fractures

Fractures in the shoulder can be caused by various reasons, but typically result from a fall onto one's shoulder or from osteoporosis. Fracture healing takes around 8 weeks and progression through rehabilitation depends on what you want to do after healing--whether that is returning to activity or staying still for now with minimal movement allowed at all times during treatment so as not to cause additional discomfort while your bone heals itself.

The goal of managing these breaks should always start safe: providing space enough for repair without compromising the range of motion until things get worse before getting better again

Surgery might be needed sometimes to hold with plates or screws to stabilize the bone, but does disrupt the muscles and leads to more weakness in the shoulder muscles. Patients are often in great need of physiotherapy to help restore normal movement and strength. It can take up to 16 weeks for them to recover from this procedure with proper care from a professional therapist who knows what they're doing!

How physical therapy helps

Physical therapy plays a very important role in shoulder fracture rehabilitation. We work with you to make sure that your fracture is protected while it heals. After the healing process has begun, we help gradually restore range of motion, relieve pain, and improve your strength.

Physical therapy's purpose is to allow you to perform your normal activities after the normal course of bone healing. We can prevent long-term damage and address any issues that may have caused a fall onto the arm in the first place. If you've experienced an injury, call us today to learn more how we help people who have sustained fractures or broken bones before returning home as quickly as possible!

Post-surgery Rehab

Many types of shoulder surgeries may have to be done to stabilize the shoulder, and repair damaged tendons or ligaments. With newer techniques, recovery time has improved, but you will still need physical therapy to reduce pain, restore range of motion, and improve strength to go back to your normal activities.

How physical therapy helps

We know that post-surgery recovery can be difficult. While you're recovering after surgery, your physical therapist will help teach you how to adapt to daily activities like sleeping and bathing.

In physical therapy, we work to reduce your pain as quickly and efficiently as you're recovering. The surgical process often leaves muscles cramped or irritated; our gentle hands-on approach is perfect for soothing sore muscle tissue and restoring normal movement in those areas!

Your shoulder is one of the most important parts of your body and should be treated as such. If you have surgery, we will work closely with your physician on how to best rehab it so when returning to activities again. Call us today to find out more about how we can help you have a complete recovery after shoulder surgery!

Bursitis / Tendonitis

The ending of the word "itis" is defined as inflammation. Therefore, bursitis is inflammation of a bursa and tendonitis is inflammation of a tendon. A bursa is a fluid filled sac that sits between muscles or tissues to cushion and reduce friction. In the shoulder there is a rather large bursa between the deltoid muscle and joint. This is called the sub-deltoid bursa. This bursa can often become inflamed due to abnormal joint movements, poor posture and weakness of the surrounding musculature. This causes strain to the tissues and excessive friction on the bursa. People tend to feel pain with movement and especially movement out to the side or reaching behind them.

Tendons connect muscles to bones. In the shoulder common areas for tendonitis are in the rotator cuff tendons (supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor and subscapularis) and bicep tendons. Pain can be felt deep in the shoulder or in the front of the shoulder. Pain is usually felt as a sharp, catching sensation with certain movements.

How physical therapy helps

The first line of conservative treatment for bursitis and tendonitis is physical therapy. Our trained therapists evaluate your movement to pinpoint the exact source, then utilize modalities like massage or hands-on exercises that improve joint mechanics while eliminating pain!

Our experienced physical therapist will also give you gentle strengthening exercises, and joint coordination exercises to restore stability and strengthen the area. We've helped many patients to recover. Call us today to discover how we can help you!

Sports Injuries

Shoulder injuries happen to everyone, whether you are a professional athlete or like to be active and play sports. Many shoulder sports injuries can happen because of a fall onto an outstretched arm or from repetitive overhead actions, such as swimming and tennis. Another possible cause for shoulder injuries is an imbalance in the muscles which could lead to becoming stronger when one group becomes more dominant than another (for example, players with a strong chest but weak rotator cuff).

How physical therapy helps

Our physical therapists are experts at caring for and rehabilitating sports injuries. We'll get you back to your favorite activities as quickly, safely, and efficiently as pain-free! From mild sprains to recovery after surgery, we have you covered. You're not alone; let our physical therapists guide your way back into the game with pain-free rehabilitation.

Rotator Cuff Injuries

The rotator cuff is the group of muscles that surround your shoulder. They allow you to lift an arm from its side and move it in whichever direction is necessary for everyday tasks, but without their help, we would not even be able to get very far away from our bodies! The job of the rotator cuff is to guide the direction of the humerus head down and spin so that it clears the bony shelf above the socket called the acromion. When the rotator cuff is weak, the head of the humerus rides up slamming into the acromion above it.

When the rotator cuff muscles get injured, it can be serious or just a little bit tore. With major tears, different factors determine how long one will need to take care of their physical therapy following surgery with an average time being 3-6 months depending on health status and quality of tissue repair done during the operation.

How physical therapy helps

With small tears, physical therapy can dramatically reduce pain and allow you to lead an active lifestyle without any problems. Our therapists will work with your individual needs to improve shoulder range of motion; restore proper joint mobility - which includes reducing inflammation as well as relieving discomfort from soreness or stubbornly stuck tissues by strengthening the rotator cuff muscle group!

If surgery is needed, we work closely with your physician to follow their protocol for rehabilitation. The beginning of therapy focuses on reducing pain and education about protection for the repair as well as maintaining a certain range of motion. While following this journey, therapy gradually increases over time into gentle strengthening exercises that can be done at home or in the clinic if desired by you!

The end of your physical therapy session will bring about a whole new level of strength and mobility for you to explore. We work closely with our patients and their physicians to ensure thorough communication, so we precisely know what steps are needed to achieve success! To find out more about how else we can help relieve shoulder pain, contact us today-our number one priority is ensuring that every patient feels better as soon as possible.

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder, medically called "adhesive capsulitis," is a painful shoulder joint condition. It is unknown how this starts; however, research has shown that after a trauma or a repetitive injury to your shoulder area, you are at risk for developing frozen shoulders. Women in the pre and post-menopausal age range are more likely to experience this condition.

A frozen shoulder can make moving your arm painful and difficult. The capsule of tissue surrounding the shoulder joint becomes inflamed, contracting with time to form a scab over its surface, rendering movement nearly impossible without causing additional pain or discomfort.

The pain and range of motion at the beginning stage can be quite severe, but after 4-8 weeks, the pain becomes less intense. It may take up to one year for all movement in your shoulder joint to become available again - this depends on how bad things were when you first noticed them!

How physical therapy helps

The earlier you come to therapy, the faster your recovery. Physical therapists can make a big difference by limiting scarring and inflammation in the frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis). Physical therapies along with medication will limit the pain and ensure a faster recovery.

If you have a frozen shoulder, our physical therapists can help reduce pain and quickly restore range of motion. We work on hand-on therapy with specialized exercises to maintain as much movement during the inflammatory phase. During the "thawing" stage, we work with you to improve the range of motion in your shoulder and restore strength.

With frozen shoulder, it can take a long time to restore the range of motion. But by coming in contact with our physical therapy clinic and scheduling an appointment today - we'll make sure that you're back on your feet as quickly as possible!

Labrum Tear

The labrum is a ring of cartilage around the socket part where your shoulder joint lives (glenohumeral). It gives stability and helps cushion when you move it up or down.

The labrum is adding to the shoulder and can be injured from an outstretched arm or repetitive overhead injuries. A common type of tear called SLAP Lesion (Superior Labral Tear From Anterior To Posterior) occurs when damage has been done in the front-to-back direction; this needs surgical repair with our help rehabbing after surgery for you!

How physical therapy helps

Labral tears are usually repaired surgically and need physical therapy afterward. We work closely with your physician and follow their protocols to help you regain shoulder movement, strength & function through rehabilitation programs tailored to each patient's needs!

Dislocation, Instability

Dislocations of the shoulder can happen at any time, but they typically occur when you fall onto an outstretched arm or hit your side. Your physician will move the head of the humerus bone into place and may recommend using physical therapy so that it is stable enough for healing before returning to regular use!

When the shoulder is often dislocated, it can become unstable because many structures in that area get damaged and lose their tension. By strengthening these muscles around your shoulders, you will be able to keep them from slipping out again when they're not supposed to stay put!

In some cases, dislocations can be quite severe, leading to a tear of cartilage, tendons, ligaments, or muscles. When this happens, surgery is the best option. After surgery, physical therapy plays an essential role in recovery to return to normal activities.

How physical therapy helps

The physical therapists at our hospital work closely with you to protect your injured joint while it heals, and they will teach you how best to take care of any pain that may remain. During this healing phase-the, the shoulder undergoes protected movement as well as rehabilitation programs designed specifically for each patient's needs!

We want you to get back on your feet as soon and safely as possible. We'll work with the doctor's orders, gradually increasing your range of motion while maintaining joint stability to have maximum progress toward healing! Once full movement is achieved, we can start strengthening exercises, which will improve the muscle support around this area. Call us today to find out how we can help you quickly recover from a shoulder dislocation.

Shoulder Pain

The shoulder is the most complex joint in the entire body. It has to move through more than 180 degrees of motion in many directions, rotate, and spin with ease while staying balanced on two tiny little bones called humerus or scapula (shoulder blade) as well as clavicle - also known simply as "the collarbone."

Shoulder pain is often related to posture, muscle strength, injuries, or lack of proper range of motion. It typically feels in the muscles between the shoulder and neck, as well as the outside shoulder radiating down. Where your pain is can determine what structures are involved. However, it is relevant to note that even if you feel pain in one location, it does not necessarily mean that it is the source of this trouble.

How physical therapy helps

If you have shoulder pain, our experts must evaluate your motion, strength, joint mobility, and coordination so that the root cause can be treated effectively for fast relief from aches or disabilities in the shoulders caused by the lack thereof - all without sacrificing regular movement!

Sprain / Strain

A sprain in the shoulder involves the ligaments, while a strain involves the muscles around the shoulder. A sprain or a strain will result from overstretching tissue, causing micro-tears, which leads to inflammation in your body; this often increases with use (and movement).

The severity of the injury, the person's health, and age are some factors that help determine if the damage is minor or major. As we age, the tissue becomes less elastic; therefore, it is more prone to tearing.

How physical therapy helps

Physical therapy is a relevant part of the recovery for people who have sprained or strained their shoulders. First, there's a focus on reducing pain and inflammation while maintaining a range of motion. After this inflammatory phase ends, attention shifts towards attaining full use of movement in that area again with strengthening exercises designed to help them gain back normal strength once more and education towards preventing future injury. If you have suffered a sprain or strain, call us today as soon as possible to start feeling relief and getting back to normal activities.

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