The shoulder joint is the most mobile of all the joints in the body. As such, it is susceptible to injury. If you are experiencing shoulder pain, come see our Rockland County physical therapists at The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center for a diagnosis and proper treatments. We are a spine, sports and occupational rehabilitation facility dedicated to serving our neighborhood with the most advanced and innovative care. We use a wide variety of treatments with the goal of restoring you to full function as quickly and thoroughly as possible.
Shoulder injuries are frequently caused by athletic activities that involve excessive, repetitive, and overhead motions, such as swimming, tennis, pitching, and weightlifting. But shoulder injuries and shoulder pain can also be caused by everyday activities such washing walls, hanging curtains, and gardening. Most problems in the shoulder involve the muscles, ligaments, and tendons, rather than the bones, such as bursitis or a torn rotator cuff. Athletes are especially susceptible to shoulder problems which usually develop over time though repetitive, intensive training routines. Some people will have a tendency to ignore the pain and continue doing the same activity which only aggravates the condition and may possibly cause more problems. People also may underestimate the extent of their injury because steady pain, weakness in the arm, or limitation of joint motion will become almost second nature to them.
Physical therapy is an integral and vital part of rehabilitation after an injury. Therapeutic exercise is the use of exercise for stretching muscles and joints, or strengthening muscles to gain increased power, endurance and stabilization. These exercises also maintain strength and prevent further injuries. At The PMR, we take the time to learn about your pain, about its history, and what we can do to make you feel better. Our commitment to enhance patient-doctor communication led us to create a center where doctors and therapists work together for a carefully coordinated level of patient care that’s truly unique. If you are experiencing shoulder pain, call our office to schedule a consultation with one of our Rockland County physical therapists.