Shoulder Pain Relief Huntington Beach, CA

Shoulder Pain Relief

If you have pain in your shoulder, it can be the result of many causes. One of the most common injuries occur in the rotator cuff. Some other causes of shoulder pain include bony abnormalities, sports injuries, and osteoarthritis. There may be soreness after playing a sport or lifting items. Sports enthusiasts often incur shoulder pain due to repetitive motions. Activities that require you to lift the arms can result in pain or soreness. Shoulder pain can be enough to keep you up at night.

The Rotator Cuff: What Is It?

The primary joint in the shoulder is formed by the shoulder blade and humerus, the upper arm bone. The rotator cuff itself is comprised of the tendons of four muscles that make up a “cuff” around the top of the humerus. They keep the shoulder steady when the arm is in motion. The rotator cuff can be injured and may or may not require surgery. Oftentimes, the right physical therapy is enough to heal and regain all of your function with much less pain.

Frozen Shoulder: How It’s Caused

Frozen shoulder is another name for adhesive capsulitis. It’s a shoulder condition that limits the range of motion. The cause of frozen shoulder is not entirely known, it may be caused by long periods of inactivity, diabetes or surgery. Symptoms typically include stiffness, pain or swelling in the shoulder. Gradually, the ability to move the shoulder becomes less and less. Reaching for an item may even become very difficult.

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

Physical therapy is a common and effective treatment for pain in the shoulder and shoulder rotator cuff injuries. Our highly trained physical therapists will perform a comprehensive exam including motion tests and check for any weakness in the shoulder. Our comprehensive treatment plan may include postural education, manual therapy, range-of-motion exercises, functional training, and strengthening exercises. Your program may also include aquatic physical therapy to improve movement and limit the amount of pain you have during your treatment sessions. For more information, Contact Us at Huntington Beach, CA Center.

You will also be given a home exercise program to participate in your own recovery.

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FAQs

What is the best exercise for shoulder pain?

While there is no one-stop solution for shoulder pain, there are many exercises that can be done to help strengthen the rotator cuff region and ease the pain you are expereincing. Our physical therapists are highly trained to help improve the flexibility and range of motion in your shoulder, in addition to relieving your pain and discomfort. This will be done through an individualized treatment plan designed specifically for you, including therapeutic modalities and targeted pain-relief exercises. A couple common rotator cuff-strengthening exercises that physical therapists prescribe are wall push-ups and chair push-ups. Resistance bands can also be used to increase the strength in your shoulder and help relieve pain. However, it is important to note that if your pain is serious, these exercises should not be performed without the aid of a physical therapist.

How many types of shoulder pain exist?

When it comes to your upper extremities, injuries typically fall into two categories: acute or overuse. Acute injuries are caused by a single specific incident, such as a strain or tear. Overuse injuries are caused by excessive repetitive movements over time. Both acute and overuse injuries can range from mild to severe and can have a significant impact on daily life function. Shoulder pain can also be chronic, meaning it has persisted for 3 months or longer, despite efforts to relieve it. If you have been living with chronic shoulder pain, it is in your best interest to consult with a physical therapist as soon as possible, so they can get to the root of the problem and treat you accordingly.

Can physical therapy help shoulder pain?

Two of the biggest goals of physical therapy are 1) to alleviate your pain and 2) to improve your function. Your physical therapist will work with you to make sure that both of these are achieved throughout your physical therapy sessions. Physical therapy has been proven to manage the pain of several conditions, and in many cases, it has even been proven to eliminate shoulder pain altogether, thus making the need for harmful drugs or surgical intervention obsolete.

What are the causes of shoulder pain?

There are several underlying causes that could result in shoulder pain. For example, a sudden injury or trauma to the shoulders can cause them to become painful. Repetitive motions can also cause shoulder pain, as your muscles, joints, and tendons are working in overdrive. While there are multiple factors that could be causing your shoulder pain, some of the most common include sprains, strains, a torn cartilage, dislocation, frozen shoulder, tendinitis, and arthritis.

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