Who doesn’t know that having a sound body is the precondition of having a sound mind! Sometimes we do shroud or ignore our shoulder pain and repent afterward. Harboring pain is simply absurd. It’s all about forfeiting in near future. Hopefully, you don’t want to go astray. The River Oaks Physical Therapy & Wellness also wants to guide you toward the right track.
Regarding the shoulder & its pain
The shoulder is the summation of several joints that give us strength and range of motion to the arm. In other words, it is a combination of the collarbone, upper-arm bone, and shoulder blade. On the other hand, shoulder pain or impingement is a problem with the rotator cuff. The most possible causes of this pain are -
- Damage to the muscle and tendons
- Bone spurs
- Dislocation of the shoulder
- Spinal cord coup
- Burning in the ‘bursa’
- Frozen of tissues
- Loss of cartilage
- Irregular posture
- Heart attack
- Tension in the muscles between the neck & shoulder
“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger
Cautions with a shoulder pain
You must know the probable consequence of shoulder pain. The shoulder is the most mobile joint of our body. So if you ignore and the pain goes on it may turn into serious damage. Being over-confident some sportsmen do neglect this in the beginning, some even get addicted to injections. They fail to realize the possible negative impacts. Research says drugs taken for such pain or negligence costs you a lot when you get older. So it is wise to have physical therapy. At the same time, if you are a sufferer you should refrain from smoking and alcohol consumption. Also, your anxiety, depression, or any psychological disorder may add fuel to your shoulder pain. You must be aware of ergonomics. And before heading toward a clinic or a therapy center, be learned. A go-getting therapist may save your MRI bill whereas dishonest treatment only increases the pain along with wastage of money. So ensure a combination of education and treatment.
When to approach a physical therapist
Whenever you are having pain at rest or night experiencing trouble in lifting or lowering your arms for some certain movements for long, you should approach a therapist. During this pain, you may have a feeling of tingling, stabbing, or inflammation. There might be a dull ache in your shoulder or sharp anguish under your shoulder blade. If you have shoulder pain as a result of an injury you must secure immediate medical support. If your doctor recommends you for therapy sessions or it occurs due to work stress and doesn’t say goodbye even after 2 weeks, then you should contact a reliable physical therapy hub like River Oaks. We can assure you of the top therapy service in Houston, Texas.
How our therapist will liberate you
A complex condition of your shoulder causes pain. However, physical therapy has an excellent solution to this problem. It will cure you ensuring the desired function as well as mobility. It’s a natural, non-surgical treatment to liberate you from shoulder pain. At first, our shoulder pain expert will diagnose the actual reason for the pain. Then depending on the pain type she or he may apply a certain exercise program or a treatment method on your joints. You may have a suggestion to make changes in your daily routine. The therapy sessions can be home-based or group-wise. Determining your receptivity the therapist may suggest specialized exercises such as eagle arms, doorway stretch, shoulder circles, neck release, seated twist, pendulum, downward dog, chest expansion, etc. The therapist may also implement some exclusive methods like joint mobilization, stretching, strengthening, athletic taping, cold therapy, heat therapy, hands-on therapy, Kinesio tape, ultrasound, electrical nerve stimulation, workplace ergonomics, etc to secure you from surgery.
Things we do consider with care
The River Oaks Physical Therapy & Wellness provides some additional services that you won’t have in other typical centers. We don’t only lust for money, rather strive to guide just like a guardian. We do consider our patient's age and capacity first. Also, we see whether the patient has a stroke, diabetes, cancer, or any neurological problem. We do observe the nature of complexity and assume the probable impacts of shoulder pain. We ensure whether the pain occurs at night or rest or both. Apart from that, we examine the spine movement, passive external rotation, and the painful arc. Also, we do the Drop Arm Test in need. However, we never let our patients tend to opioids or addictive pain pills that merely shroud the actual problem.
Physical Therapy for Shoulder Pain
Our physical therapists employ varieties of physical therapy methods to eliminate your shoulder pain. These include different shoulder exercises (of the Mckenzie method) to stop pain and, where possible, restore normal functions. In most cases, you will notice the pain gradually decreasing over a three-week period, and by six to twelve weeks you should have a largely pain-free shoulder.
Schedule an Appointment with a Physical Therapist
Please contact River Oaks PT today to schedule an appointment with a physical therapist for your shoulder pain. We are standing by to assist you!