Shoulder pain can be a serious issue that can dramatically affect your daily life. The inability to lift or extend your arm can make even the simplest tasks like brushing your teeth seem impossible.
Fortunately, Health plus physical therapy in Edison, NJ is a great option for people looking to reduce the symptoms of their shoulder pain.
Health Plus Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation center looks at most common conditions that cause people to seek treatment for their shoulder pain.
Tendinitis is a condition where the connective tissues between your muscles and bones (tendons) become inflamed. Often caused by repetitive activities, tendinitis can be painful.
One of the main symptoms of tendinitis is pain on shoulder of the tendon and surrounding area. Pain may be a gradual buildup or sudden and severe, especially if calcium deposits are present.
In minor cases of tendonitis, rest and ice are commonly used to reduce inflammation.
Severe cases of overuse can cause tears in the rotator cuff which can lead to longer physical therapy treatments or even surgery.
Arthritis is inflammation in the joint that can cause shoulder pain. Wear and tear, injury and surgery can all cause the cartilage that protects our bones from rubbing together to degrade.
Osteoarthritis is most prevalent in patients over 50 and is related to the normal wear and tear of the cartilage in the shoulder joint.
Physical therapy exercises designed to increase range of motion can help reduce shoulder pain. In addition, rest, ice, and anti-inflammatory medication may be prescribed to help treat the symptoms.
The shoulder is a ball and socket joint which is what allows the arm to rotate. If the upper arm bone is dislocated or separated from the socket, the shoulder becomes unstable.
The ligaments and muscles around the joint can be torn or loosened after a separation, which makes a recurrence of the injury more likely if not properly treated.
Physical therapy exercises can help strengthen the muscles and build stability in the shoulder joint. Multiple dislocations can put you at risk to develop arthritis and chronic shoulder pain.
Treating shoulder pain with Arrow Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
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