Treating shoulder pain with physical therapy
Our shoulders are one of the most frequently-moved joints in our entire body. Our shoulder joints are unique because they are comprised of its ball-and-socket structure, made up of the scapula bone, the clavicle bone, and the humerus.
The shoulder joint is one of our body’s most versatile because of its purpose to move the arms up, down, and away from the body. However, the group of muscles and tendons that enable our shoulders to move so freely are known as the rotator cuff. An injury to the rotator cuff, as you may have heard previously, is one of the most common injuries and strains to the shoulder region.
Common causes of shoulder pain are, but not limited to, the following:
• Tendonitis of the rotator cuff
• Bone spurs
• Dislocated shoulder
• Swollen bursa sacs
• Pinched nerve
Generally, physical therapy is one of the most effective methods to treat the issue of shoulder pain in individuals. Physical therapists are able to evaluate and examine your shoulder pain, and assess exercises to be utilized to treat pain. When properly treated, physical therapy can assist in regaining strength and flexibility in the region.
If you believe you have a shoulder injury, it is important you consult with your physician or specialist before beginning physical therapy. If you would like to learn more about Theramotion’s work with patients with injuries to the shoulder, please contact us at 718-279-9800. Additionally, you can fill out contact information on our Contact Us page and we will get back to you.