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Treating Shoulder Pain & Rotator Cuff Problems Without Surgery

Do you experience discomfort when you lift your arm above your head? While shoulder pain is common, you should never ignore it. Shoulder pain can negatively affect you long-term.

FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers can help patients manage it effectively. In addition to not being able to lift an arm, we highly recommend therapy to those who experience: 

  • Weakness of muscles or tendons
  • Pain when muscles are at rest
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Swelling or bruising

A knowledgeable physical therapist from the FYZICAL team can individually treat your shoulder pain with non-invasive techniques without the need for surgery, medication or injections. Continue below to learn more.  


Your rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that tether your shoulder into the socket; this allows you to move your arm in a circular motion. Two main joints make up the rotator cuff: acromioclavicular joint and clavicle. 

Most discomfort with the rotator cuff is caused by the following: 

  • Tears
  • Inflammation/arthritis
  • Swollen tendons
  • Pinched nerve
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Overuse or repetitive use 

Joint pain can also stem from your cartilage, ligaments, muscles, nerves along with your tendons. That’s a lot of different possibilities that could be causing you discomfort, we know. The earlier you get looked at, the better. It takes roughly eight weeks for shoulder pain to heal, depending on the issue you’re experiencing effectively. 

Healthline recommends that you give your body enough time to rest and heal from your daily stressors that could be contributing to any shoulder pain. Your physical therapist will help you find the root cause of your pain. 

You can do some at-home stretches to help with the pain you’re experiencing. You can find out more about this when attending one of our workshops. 


FYZICAL hosts free educational workshops to the public to equip those who are experiencing pain with a more in-depth understanding of what they can do to fix their discomfort, long-term. 

At our Rotator Cuff & Shoulder Pain Workshop hosted at the FYZICAL Sabraton location, Lincoln Kinkade, owner of FYZICAL, discussed how typical acts like sleeping could be a cause of pain. Kinkade went through some helpful tips on how to combat this pain, then demonstrated extensively how an individual could lower their chances of pain daily. 

Our workshop participants learn:

  • The biggest mistake causing shoulder pain
  • The three common causes of shoulder pain
  • Three strategies to reduce shoulder pain

Check out their upcoming free rotator cuff & shoulder pain workshops:

  • Wednesday, March 11, from 6:30 PM -7:30 PM at the Bridgeport location. Sign up for the workshop here.
  • Monday, March 16, from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM at the Fairmont location. Sign up for the workshop here. 


If you are experiencing any shoulder pain, please get the help you deserve. Our priority at FYZICAL is to help patients feel better, move better and live better. The first step towards feeling better that you can do yourself is to make an appointment. 

A physical therapist can help you to start moving your shoulder correctly again. Give us a call today: (304) 906-7016