5 Common Causes of Shoulder Pain That Physical Therapy Can Help
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5 Common Causes of Shoulder Pain That Physical Therapy Can Help

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Shoulder pain can have a big impact on your life, making it hard to sleep, work, enjoy exercise and take part in your hobbies.

There are 5 common causes of shoulder pain that our team see most frequently in our Siouxland clinics (Sioux City and Akron) and physical therapy is a natural, non-invasive treatment option that you can use to relieve or completely eliminate your problem.

In this blog, you will discover 5 common causes of shoulder pain that physical therapy can help with, and learn more about how it can help you get back to normal, so you can live pain-free.

How Does Shoulder Pain Occur?

Most people probably go about their day without giving much thought to how they are using their shoulders.

Did you know that your shoulders actually do a good bit of work to help you accomplish everyday tasks?

If you injure or strain them, there’s a large chance you will end up experiencing severe shoulder pain.

Shoulder pain occurs for a number of reasons - sometimes it's trauma-related such as a sporting injury or car accident. Other times, shoulder pain and stiffness can appear through overuse, repetitive strain or as a consequence of other medical conditions which affect the joints such as arthritis.

If you suffer with Arthritis of any kind, request a Free Arthritis Analysis or check out our EMTT service which has provided fast, natural relief for many arthritis sufferers at our clinic.

Right now, and for a limited time only, we are currently offering an exclusive bonus where you can buy one EMTT session, and get the second completely free. To find out more, call our team on (712) 560-0460 now.

Most Common Causes Of Shoulder Pain We Treat In Clinic

We treat a wide variety of patients struggling with shoulder problem, but here are the five most common causes of shoulder pain we see in clinic.

1. Tendon Tears

The first common cause of shoulder pain is a tendon tear. If you experience an acute injury, or have a degenerative condition, the result can be a torn tendon in your shoulder. The natural aging process, overuse, and random injuries can often cause split or torn tendons as well. Regardless of whether a patient has experienced a partial or full tendon tear, the pain can be searing and require regular appointments with a physical therapist in our clinic.

2. Tendinitis

Tendinitis is a very common condition that often sends people straight to a physical therapist for pain relief. It causes inflammation and usually affects people who take part in many physical activities, or work at a job that requires them to use lots of repetitive motions every day.

Take this for example, if you are an athlete who plays tennis, or a professional painter, you could be at high risk for developing tendinitis in your shoulder. This is because you make the same repetitive motions every day to play your sport or do your job. Those who are at a high risk for developing this condition should be aware of how important it is to not only visit a physical therapist regularly, but to also rest their shoulders often to prevent chronic pain.

3. Bursitis

Another common cause of shoulder pain is Bursitis. The shoulder is made up of a very complex network of moving parts and is a pretty complicated joint! One of the main components that make up the shoulder is called the “bursa.” The bursa contains small fluid filled sacs that work to keep the joint lubricated. If the bursa becomes inflamed or irritated in any way, you could develop bursitis. This will call for a physical therapist’s touch, as soon as possible!

4. Frozen Shoulder

Adhesive capsulitis, also known as frozen shoulder, is a condition that occurs following an injury or alongside another shoulder condition. According to The National Institute of Health, frozen shoulder accounts for 2% of cases of shoulder pain. Most physical therapists recommend that patients with frozen shoulders rest often in between physical therapy appointments to avoid developing scar tissue in the shoulder.

On the chance that scar tissue does develop, the muscles surrounding the shoulder may eventually freeze up as well. This will limit your full range of motion and result in chronic pain.

5. Shoulder Impingement

The final common cause of shoulder pain is shoulder impingement. This condition occurs when the top part of the shoulder blade lifts away from the body and puts too much pressure on the underlying soft tissues in the arm. As the arm lifts, the shoulder blade rubs against the bursa and tendons. If this condition goes untreated, impingement in the shoulder can result in bursitis and/or tendinitis.

Physical Therapy Can Provide Fast Relief for Common Causes Of Shoulder Pain

If you think that you may be suffering from any of these common causes of shoulder pain, we understand how challenging it can be to find the type of treatment that you want.

Often doctors will push painkillers, injections or even surgery, despite you wanting a much safer option.

That's where physical therapy can help, and regular appointments with a physical therapist are ideal for people of all ages suffering with shoulder pain!

Physical therapy is a non-invasive, safe and effective treatment option designed to restore mobility and relieve pain resulting from a wide range of workplace and sports injuries, musculoskeletal conditions, age related conditions, and more.

Typically, patients go to physical therapy to help manage chronic pain symptoms and prevent future injuries. One of the most common reasons new patients visit our physical therapy clinic every day, is to find and treat the source of their chronic shoulder pain.

There are many different factors that attribute to chronic shoulder pain. One thing is for sure though, dealing with shoulder pain can make completing daily tasks nearly impossible without treatment.

If you or a loved one is experiencing shoulder pain, contact Impact Physical Therapy today to learn how physical therapy can help relieve (or even eliminate) your problem!

You can arrange one of a limited number of Free Discovery Sessions where you can speak to a member of the team, get your questions answered and find out the most effective treatment options that have worked for hundreds of our past patients struggling with shoulder problems.

Alternatively, we offer a Free Telephone Consultation where you can speak to a member of the team from the comfort of your own home.

Unsure Whether We Can Help Your Shoulder Pain?

Wes Yates, one of our patients, was struggling with shoulder pain for a long time before coming to our clinic:

"My shoulder was bothering me for months and within 7 sessions, I am back to normal."

If your shoulder pain isn't going away, contact us just like Wes did and get back normal fast!

Start by arranging your Free Discovery Visit or call us on (712) 560-0460 today for natural pain relief, and a long term solution to your shoulder pain.

Other Ways To Help Reduce The Most Common Causes Of Shoulder Pain

If you’d like more quick tips like this to help ease shoulder pain, click below where you can download my Free Neck And Shoulder Pain Guide instantly: How To Ease Annoying, Daily, Irritating Neck and Shoulder Pain Naturally

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