Causes of Shoulder Pain
There are several reasons why you could experience an injury or pain in your shoulders. Risk factors for frozen shoulder include having diabetes and having your shoulder immobilized for long periods, such as after a fracture.
Rotator cuff injuries occur most frequently in individuals who move their arms in overhead motions. These repetitive motions are often performed on the job or during sports activities. Sometimes, however, rotator cuff injuries are the result of a single incident.
A dislocated shoulder is when the arm bone actually pops out of the socket in the shoulder blade. This condition is often the result of a fall, a traumatic accident or a sports injury.
Physical Therapy For Shoulder Pain
If you’re experiencing pain or injury in your shoulders, a physical therapist can evaluate your range of motion and functional abilities. The therapist would then put together an individualized treatment plan to relieve pain and restore mobility. Other goals would include reducing inflammation, decreasing muscle spasms and increasing the healing process. There are several methods a PT could use during treatment:
- Strengthening and stretching exercises
- Heat or ice treatments
- Electrical stimulation
Physical therapy can play a major role in your recovery without having to use invasive methods. Even if surgery is required, physical therapy can help you both before and after to improve healing time and increase your range of motion.
Contact FYZICAL Spring Valley for more information on physical therapy for shoulder pain!