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How to take care of Shoulder Pain quickly without surgery, injections or medication!

How to take care of Shoulder Pain quickly without surgery, injections or medication!

Are you unable to perform basic activities like dressing without pain in your shoulder?

Have you missed out on exercise or activities you love because you’re afraid of aggravating your shoulder pain?

Have you find yourself worrying more about your shoulder pain and whether it will ever go away rather than living your life?

Have you TRIED EVERYTHING and just want to get back to normal?

If you answered yes to these questions, then we are here to help. The treatment of shoulder pain is one of our specialties.

So what causes shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain is the third most common musculoskeletal disorder, following low back and neck pain

Did you realize that 75% of professional baseball pitchers have labral tears and 40% have rotator cuff tears but in most cases have NO pain?

Did you also realize that 60% of people over 60 years old have rotator cuff tears…yet NO pain?

So why is it that some people with these tears experience pain yet others DO NOT?

What are the 5 most common causes of shoulder pain?

Download your FREE copy of our Treatment Guide to Shoulder Pain for the answers to these questions. Get back on track. Click the link below.

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Click HERE to download the treatment guide today!

If you would like to learn more about how we treat shoulder pain in our clinic, then continue reading.

Principles of Treatment:

  1. Activity Modification:  It is very important to modify your activities and encourage healing. Read more about the P.R.I.C.E acronym by clicking on P.R.I.C.E
  2. Specialized Manual Therapy Techniques:  Cumulative stresses to the rotator cuff, shoulder musculature, or scapular stabilizers can lead to scar tissue and “knots”.  These soft tissue imbalances can impair function and cause pain. We use techniques such as Graston TechniqueActive Release Technique, Trigger Point Dry Needling,  Cupping Therapy,  and Deep Tissue Laser TherapyThese techniques stimulate healing and  loosen scar tissue. In some cases, the symptoms of rotator cuff tendonitis can be due to active trigger points in your infrspinatus muscle. Trigger point therapy can be very effective.
  3. Altered Bio-Mechanical Forces:  It is very important to assess the coordination of movement between the humerus and the scapula as well as between the scapula and the ribcage.  For example, the scapula shouldn’t move during the first 30 degrees of arm raise and, thereafter, should move in an approximate ratio of 2 degrees of gleno-humeral motion for every 1 degree of scapular upward rotation.  The scapula may also tip out or wing out due to weakness of the scapular stabilizers.  A shoulder shrug may also be apparent due to weakness of the rotator cuff or due to stiffness in the shoulder joint capsule.  One of the most common injuries of the shoulder is called shoulder impingement syndrome. Click HERE to see how we evaluate for impingement syndrome.
  4. Stretching:  In a lot of cases of impingement syndrome, there is hypermobility of the gleno-humeral joint.  This means that there is too MUCH motion.  It is very important to have your shoulder adequately assessed as “stretching” of the shoulder would be harmful, not helpful.  Many types of shoulder stretches can cause further compression of already damaged joints or tissues.  It is important to assess the TOTAL motion of each shoulder. Check out the video link above to see our special tests to differentiate one movement dysfunction from another.
  5. Strengthening:  A complete manual muscle testing evaluation needs to be performed in order to isolate specific areas of weakness.  Your program should consist of both rotator cuff and scapular stabilization exercises in order to promote dynamic stability.  Total Motion Release can also be very effective.  We choose the most effective and research proven exercises to get you better—quicker.
  6. Home Exercise Program:  The rest is up to you!  Compliance with your home exercise program is paramount to a speedy recovery.

The fundamentally most important part of treating shoulder pain is understanding proper posture & body mechanics and safe, effective pain management strategies. Here is a link to our YouTube channel for FREE education and videos on the Best Exercise for shoulder pain. Our channel is called Best 3 Strategies.

CLICK HERE

If you feel that you are ready to take the next step in resolving your shoulder pain, then maybe you should consider our FREE Injury Screening. Your insurance should cover your physical therapy, but if you want to give us a “test drive”, then fill out the form below and we will schedule a FREE screening ASAP.

 

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