Types of Treatment
Physical Therapy For Shoulder Pain Oklahoma City, Edmond & Surrounding Cities
Physical therapy treatment for shoulder pain looks different for every patient, because everyone has a different history and different goals. Our priority at PT Central is to create a physical therapy experience that works best for you, and quickly and effectively relieves your shoulder pain. From dislocations to degeneration, our staff is highly experienced in treating all kinds of shoulder injuries, and will be sure to have you pain free and active in no time!
Shoulder Pain Causes
There is a wide variety of shoulder injuries that can cause intense and long-term pain. One of the most common injuries is a rotator cuff tear, and can result from a sports injury, a fall, or even sustained overhead activity for a long period of time. Rotator cuff tears can be treated surgically in severe cases, but it is always a good idea to see a physical therapist before and after to surgery to prepare and recover. Another fairly common shoulder issue is an inflammatory condition called adhesive capsulitis that causes the shoulder to lock in place and makes movements very difficult and painful. The good news is a physical therapist can help! Step by step physical therapy treatment programs have been shown to eliminate shoulder pain in countless patients.
Exercises and Stretches for Shoulders
Shoulder discomfort can often be eliminated through a combination of stretching, strengthening, joint mobilization techniques and pain relief strategies. Proper and pain free movement at the shoulder joint requires a delicate balance of strength in different muscle groups. When a muscle is weakened or damaged, it is important to strengthen the entire shoulder complex in order to maintain or restore normal movement patterns. Additionally, if movement in the shoulder is restricted and painful due to a joint or capsular issue, a physical therapist can mobilize the joint to increase motion and decrease pain.
When to Get Physical Therapy Treatment
If you have been struggling with persistent shoulder pain for a while and nothing has seemed to help, seeing a physical therapist might be a good next step. If you are considering surgery, physical therapy before and after your procedure can shorten your recovery time and decrease postoperative pain. Shoulder discomfort can be discouraging, but our therapists at PT Central have the experience and training to walk through a comprehensive and unique treatment program designed specifically to address your needs. Visit a clinic in Oklahoma City, Edmond, or other surrounding cities to get relief from your shoulder pain.
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