Shoulder pain is a common condition that is not only found in athletes but also in many labor workers as well. There’s a number of different injuries and conditions that can result in not only pain, but discomfort as well. These conditions include:
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Acromioclavicular (AC) joint injury
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- Torn cartilage
- Frozen shoulder
However, in many cases poor posture and overuse cause stress to the muscles, ligaments, and other tissue that supports your shoulder.
Firstly, High Line Rehab PT works with you to determine the cause of your condition. You and your physical therapist work together to develop a comprehensive treatment plan designed to relieve your pain as quickly as possible.
In most cases, shoulder pain clears up with at-home care. If self-care measures like rest, ice, and over-the-counter pain relievers aren’t effective, High Line Rehab PT can help you find the right treatment.
If your pain is accompanied by swelling, redness, or warmth around your shoulder joint, then you should book a consultation with us.
The movements of the shoulder are incredibly complex, making the pain and discomfort difficult to pinpoint. Luckily, the physical therapists at High Line Rehab PT are highly skilled at movement analysis of the shoulder. The practice has years of experience evaluating shoulder mobility and injury.
Your physical therapist also evaluates your strength, movement, coordination, and medical history to determine your diagnosis. After that, an accurate diagnosis is the best way to help you achieve a successful, pain-free recovery. High Line Rehab PT uses manual therapy as the foundation for your treatment. Manual therapy consists of a number of different hands-on techniques used to manipulate your soft tissue and joints to relieve pain.
In addition to manual therapy, your treatment plan may include a number of other treatments, like:
- Electrical stimulation
- Zero-gravity postural training
- Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy
The practice also offers personalized exercise programs to help you strengthen the muscles that support your shoulder. In short, we aim to restore you back to normal function and prevent future pain and injury.
In severe cases, surgery may be required to treat your shoulder pain. High Line Rehab PT provides additional post-surgical rehab to help you rebuild your strength and regain the function of your shoulder. The practice frequently works with physicians to ensure the most successful recovery.
To speak with a physical therapist about treating your shoulder pain and discomfort, book an appointment at High Line Rehab PT by phone or online today.