The shoulder is the most flexible joint in the human body. It allows you to place and rotate your arm in many positions in front, above, to the side, and behind your body. This flexibility also makes your shoulder susceptible to instability and injury. Early treatment is imperative for a good prognosis. So, if you have shoulder pain, call Spine and Sports Medicine of HoHoKus without any hesitation.
A Spine and Sports Medicine of HoHoKus physical therapist will always start by asking you questions designed to help figure out the scope of the problem, everything from your lifestyle to medical history. We will also perform a physical examination to assess swelling, tenderness, range of motion, strength or weakness, instability, and/or deformity of the shoulder.
Our next step is to create a treatment plan to help relieve your shoulder pain. In
addition to giving you exercises to improve your flexibility, strength, and stability,
other options include:
- Application of ice or heat
- Massage therapy
Most physical therapy sessions last about an hour, although the time can vary. The total number of sessions will depend on the particular circumstances of your shoulder pain. Some patients need only a few sessions, while others may require months of therapy.
Following the right physical therapy should not only enable you to feel better faster, but also stay pain-free following your recovery. Call Spine and Sports Medicine of HoHoKus if you experience any of the following conditions:
- Shoulder Sprain / Strain
- Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
- Shoulder Impingement
- Rotator Cuff Tear
- Biceps Tendonitis
- Shoulder Tendonitis / Bursitis
- Shoulder Instability