Shoulder Pain Relief
- Avascular necrosis (bone tissue death from limited blood flow)
- Brachial plexus injury
- Broken arm
- Broken collarbone
- Bursitis (joint inflammation)
- Cervical radiculopathy
- Dislocated shoulder
- Frozen shoulder
- Heart attack
- Osteoarthritis (disease causing the breakdown of joints)
- Polymyalgia rheumatica
- Rheumatoid arthritis (inflammatory joint disease)
- Rotator cuff injury
- Separated shoulder
- Septic arthritis
- Tendon rupture
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- Torn cartilage
There are numerous reasons why someone may experience shoulder pain, and the severity can range from the temporary discomfort of a pulled muscle to the agonizing bone-on-bone friction of arthritis. The type of pain you feel in your shoulder can vary, depending on what is causing it. Pain from tendon impingement, for example, typically occurs as you raise your arm up, but stops before the arm is raised completely skyward. Pain resulting from a degenerated shoulder may create persistent aches every time you move your arm in certain directions. Acute injuries can result in sudden and intense pains that make it impossible for you to move your shoulder at all.
Physical therapy is a natural, easy, and comfortable way to find relief for shoulder pain, without the need for harmful drugs or invasive surgery. Our practitioners have treated several conditions resulting in shoulder pain, with patients finding improvement and relief after just a few short sessions.
Our physical therapists are movement experts, trained to pinpoint the cause of your pain through a variety of diagnostic techniques. Once we have established the cause of your shoulder pain, we can create a specialized combination of physical therapy methods to manage and relieve your pain. These may include exercises, which have proven to ease the pain of osteoarthritis and reduce the stiffness of frozen shoulder. They may also include more specialized techniques, such as ice and heat therapies, ergonomics, or athletic training. Strengthening programs may also be implemented to rehabilitate injured muscles or help stabilize a shoulder that is prone to dislocation.
Don’t let your shoulder pain limit your physical abilities any longer! Vineyard Complementary Medicine will get you the help you need to start living your normal life once again. Contact us today at Edgartown, MA to schedule your appointment and get started on your path toward pain-relief.