How To Treat Shoulder Pain

The most mobile joint of the human body is known to be the shoulder joint. With its excessive usage and functioning, it can be easily injured. This joint has a wide range of motion, and therefore it’s a little unstable than the other joints. The shoulder muscles that make up the shoulder girdle are vital to a normally functioning shoulder. Shoulder pain treatment comprises of a comprehensive strategy and involves analysis of all the aspects of this joint disorder.

In many cases, shoulder pain is caused due to a weakness in shoulder muscles or because they are uncoordinated. In both cases, the functions can be restored with specific physical therapeutic strategies. The most common shoulder disorders treated by Back To Health in Brooklyn physical therapists are;

Any of the above-mentioned conditions can worsen the quality of your life if left untreated. Imagine, if reaching out for an object or scratching your back takes a great effort, how life can get complicated. Luckily, you have a solution because shoulder disorders can be treated! If you have persistent shoulder pain for more than three days and if it bothers you even during rest, it means that you have a problematic shoulder. If this shoulder pain progresses or persists further, if it does not let you carry objects, if the shoulder becomes swollen and inflamed or if there is a visible deformity, you must seek medical attention immediately.

Shoulder pain treatment completely depends on the cause of the disorder. Therefore, an initial assessment and recognition of all aspects of the injury are essential to deciding on the approach to treating these problematic joints. There are several physiotherapies approaches in treating shoulder pain and the most commonly used are;

Ice and heat packs are used as a basic method of bringing down the inflammation. In the first few days, ice packs are used while heat packs are used afterward.

In certain injuries, stretching the muscles and tendons can relieve joint pain and stiffness. In case of stiffness, shoulder stretching can loosen up the joint and increase the range of movements. But, this should be performed only under the supervision of a physiotherapist as if not performed accurately it can damage the joint further.

Shoulder rehabilitation focuses on two main aspects of motion; strength and flexibility. That is why it is necessary that you strengthen the weakened shoulder muscles in order to achieve a full range of motion. However, this should be performed carefully without stressing the rotator cuff muscles.

Our physical therapists, at Back to Health Physical and Occupational Therapy, use manual massages and acupuncture in combination with other leading rehabilitation modalities to achieve complete recovery. If you are suffering from shoulder pain and stiffness you can call us today at 888.527.7199 to schedule your evaluation at one of our locations in Brooklyn.

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