Shoulder Therapy for Shoulder Pain Relief
Whether it’s from an old sports injury or a new surgery, many people require shoulder pain relief.
Performance Physical Therapy and Sports Rehab can help you find shoulder pain relief and improve function. Through multiple stretching and/or strengthening exercises, modalities, and a variety of hands-on treatments, physical therapy can restore your shoulder’s range of motion and get you back to the activities you love, without pain.
Some causes for shoulder pain may include:
Also known as “Frozen Shoulder,” this is a condition characterized by stiffness and pain in your shoulder joint.
A bursa is a tiny fluid-filled sac that functions as a gliding surface to reduce friction between tissues of the body. A bursa can become inflamed from injury, infection (rare in the shoulder), or an underlying condition.
Rotator Cuff Tears
The rotator cuff is a very important group of tendons that provide movement and stability for your shoulder. Tears caused by injury, especially in athletes, benefit from early repair because the tears can get bigger and more difficult to repair later on.
Superior Labral Antero-Posterior (SLAP) tears of the shoulder are more common in overhead throwing, heavy lifting and tackling sports.
The most common cause of shoulder tendonitis is repeated motions using the rotator cuff muscles, which causes minor tearing and shearing of the muscle.
The labrum is a cushion surrounding the socket of the shoulder. Labral tears usually follow falls or direct blows to the shoulder, but may also occur with throwing or pulling injuries.
The shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in the body, and is therefore the most common joint to dislocate in the body.
The weak points of the bicep muscle are where the tendon attaches to the bone at the elbow and the junction between the bicep muscle and its tendon. The bicep usually ruptures at the elbow in athletes.
Acromioclavicular Joint Injury
The hard small lump you feel on the top of your shoulder is your Acromioclavicular Joint (ACJ). This joint is very important for overhead and throwing athletes. It is commonly sprained by repeated falls on the shoulder and tackling. It can also dislocate, resulting in a more prominent painful lump on your shoulder.
No matter why you may need shoulder pain relief, at Performance Physical Therapy and Sports Rehab our physical therapist can help, using a variety of manual therapy and exercise techniques to help increase joint stability, decrease inflammation, and promote blood flow and healing.