Shoulder pain is a common condition that Shoulder pain is a common condition that affects not only athletes but also many labor workers. There are a number of different injuries and conditions that can result in both pain and discomfort. 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 can cause stress to the muscles, ligaments, and other tissues that support your shoulder.
Firstly, High Line Rehab works with you to determine the cause of your condition. You and your physical therapist collaborate to develop a comprehensive treatment plan designed to relieve your pain as quickly as possible.
In most cases, shoulder pain can be alleviated with at-home care. If self-care measures like rest, ice, and over-the-counter pain relievers are not effective, High Line Rehab can help you find the right treatment.
If your pain is accompanied by swelling, redness, or warmth around your shoulder joint, you should book a consultation with us.
The movements of the shoulder are incredibly complex, making it difficult to pinpoint the exact source of pain and discomfort. Fortunately, the physical therapists at High Line Rehab are highly skilled in shoulder movement analysis. The practice has years of experience in evaluating shoulder mobility and injuries.
Your physical therapist also evaluates your strength, movement, coordination, and medical history to determine your diagnosis. An accurate diagnosis is the best way to help you achieve a successful, pain-free recovery. High Line Rehab uses manual therapy as the foundation for your treatment. Manual therapy consists of various hands-on techniques used to manipulate your soft tissue and joints to relieve pain.
In addition to manual therapy, your treatment plan may include other treatments such as:
- Electrical stimulation
The practice also offers personalized exercise programs to help you strengthen the muscles that support your shoulder. In short, our goal is to restore you to normal function and prevent future pain and injury.
In severe cases, surgery may be required to treat your shoulder pain. High Line Rehab provides additional post-surgical rehab to help you rebuild your strength and regain the function of your shoulder. The practice frequently collaborates 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 by phone or online today.