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Shoulder Pain Relief

What is Shoulder Pain Relief?

Having pain reaching for your morning coffee cup? Can’t carry that pot across the
kitchen without pain? Having trouble sleeping on your side?

Call Agile!
Shoulder pain is a common injury that can manifest in dull aching pain or sharp
shooting pain in your shoulder, arm or neck, sometimes for no reason! A fall, accident, or sports
injury can contribute to your symptoms. Dr. Google can only help so much and then you need
someone to hear your symptoms, empathetically understand your goals , and work with you to
create a shared plan of care. Make an appointment with our trained physical therapists

What Conditions Cause Shoulder Pain?

Shoulder pain can result from a variety of conditions including:

● Arthritis

Arthritis can lead to a decrease in cartilage which helps cushion the shoulder in
its joint. While this is a normal part of aging, only some people experience
symptoms and is helped through strengthening the rotator cuff muscles to help
support the joint.

● Strained muscle

Taking on that weekend paint project can exceed the capacity of your muscles
and result in a painful strain.

● Bursitis

AFluid-filled bursae in the shoulder can become inflamed and painful due to

● Frozen Shoulder

Also termed adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder is a condition characterized by
shoulder stiffness and pain that starts gradually. It can last 1-3 years and physical
therapy can help with stretching and mobilizing the shoulder to maintain range
of motion and manage pain.

● Impingement

Shoulder muscle weakness can create painful tracking of the ball and socket
shoulder joint.

● Tendinitis

When your task exceeds the muscle’s capacity, it can create strain, pain, and
inflammation in the surrounding tendons

● Rotator Cuff Tear

Research has indicated that physical therapy is a safe and effective treatment
for rotator cuff tears (sometimes even more than surgery). If you need surgery,
physical therapy is a crucial aspect of recovery to gain full function.

How Can Physical Therapy Help Your Shoulder Pain?

In our assessment, our trained clinicians will ask you questions about your symptoms and goals.
We’ll review any materials sent by your doctor (MD notes, X-rays, MRIs etc.,) and incorporate
them into your care. In addition, they will look at how you move, your
strength / power
, your
range of motion , and numerous other factors to formulate a shared plan of care. Treatment can
consist of soft tissue massage, education , myofascial release, joint mobilizations,
strengthening exercises, stretching /relaxation exercises, and electrical stimulation. Your
physical therapist will give you a set of home exercises to build strength to reduce your future
risk of injury! Make an appointment with our trained physical therapists today!

What Makes Agile Different In Treating Your Shoulder Pain?

At Agile, we take a multifactorial approach to pain management. Shared decision making and
evidence-based medicine are the pillars of our treatments. We get you active as soon as
possible within the limitations of your injury. There are exercises you can do TODAY to help
decrease your current pain. Make an appointment with an Agile physical therapist today!

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