Common Causes of Shoulder Pain – It’s No Joke
Shoulder pain can be a real pain in the, well, shoulder. It’s like having an unwelcome guest that just won’t leave – and it’s always the loudest one at the party. But don’t worry, you’re not alone in your suffering. In this blog post, we’ll explore the causes of shoulder pain and the various treatment options available.
- Rotator cuff injuries: Muscles and tendons that keep the shoulder in place get hurt, often caused by lifting heavy objects, playing sports, or sleeping in an awkward position.
- Bursitis and tendinitis: Inflammation of tiny fluid-filled sacs and tendons in the shoulder, leading to severe pain.
- Frozen shoulder: The shoulder becomes stiff, and you can’t move it properly.
- Arthritis: Joints become stiff and painful over time, leading to limited shoulder mobility.
- Dislocated shoulder: Arm bone pops out of place in the shoulder, often caused by sudden movements or accidents.
- Fractured collarbone: Breakage of the collarbone caused by rough collisions while playing sports or falling off a bike.
- Pinched nerve: Compression or squeezing of a nerve in the shoulder, caused by long periods of sitting in a bad position, sleeping with the arm under a pillow, or hunching over a computer.
Catalyst Physical Therapy Can Show Shoulder Pain the Door
When it comes to treating shoulder pain, physical therapy can be a wonderful option. It’s a safe way to address the root cause of the pain and help you feel better without the risks of addiction, side effects, and complications that can come with medications and surgery. Plus, physical therapy can give you tools and techniques to maintain good shoulder health in the long run, so you can keep enjoying your favorite activities without pain.
At Catalyst PT, we believe in taking a comprehensive approach to treating shoulder pain. Our skilled physical therapists use a variety of techniques to help our patients get back to their daily activities as quickly and safely as possible.
One technique we use is neuro re-education, which involves retraining the nervous system to improve muscle function and reduce pain.
Another technique is dry needling, which involves inserting needles into trigger points to relieve muscle tension and pain.
We also offer cupping, a technique that involves using suction to improve blood flow and reduce pain.
By combining these techniques with personalized exercise programs and hands-on therapy, we can help our patients achieve long-lasting relief from shoulder pain.
However, it’s important to remember that physical therapy takes time and dedication to see results, and it may not be a quick fix. So, be patient with yourself and trust the process. With the help of a caring physical therapist, you can achieve lasting pain relief and improved mobility and kick that shoulder pain to the curb.
Prevention Tips: How to Keep Pain from “Darkening Your Doorstep” In the First Place
- Good posture: Keeping your shoulders back and down and your chest up is like making your house less inviting to shoulder pain. It helps reduce the stress on your shoulders and discourages pain from settling in.
- Avoid repetitive overhead motions: Mixing up your activities can make it less appealing for shoulder pain to stick around.
- Proper lifting techniques: Lifting heavy objects with proper techniques is like installing a security system to keep shoulder pain out. Using your legs and keeping the load close to your body can reduce strain on your shoulders, while avoiding twisting can prevent unwanted pain.
- Strengthening exercises: Strengthening exercises that target your shoulders can be like putting up a “no shoulder pain allowed” sign. They improve the muscles that support your shoulder joint, making it more difficult for pain to make itself at home.
- Take breaks and stretch: Giving your shoulders a break from repetitive activities and stretching them is like asking an unwanted guest to leave politely. It helps prevent pain and stiffness from taking hold and gives your shoulders some much-needed relaxation.
Take Action Today for Shoulder Pain With Catalyst PT
Take action today to prevent shoulder pain by incorporating these tips into your daily routine, and if you’re already experiencing shoulder pain, don’t wait any longer, seek our Team of experienced physical therapists to address the issue before it becomes your constant companion. Knock knock… who’s there? Catalyst. Catalyst Who? Catalyst Physical Therapy.
Give us a call and let us help. 727-286-8408 or Sign up for a free consultation as well as some relief with your visit.