Your shoulder is one of the biggest joints in your body, and injury to it can cause severe pain. Gregory Collins, PT, and the team of physical therapists at Collins Physical Therapy Institute specialize in treatments to help relieve a variety of painful shoulder conditions, including rotator cuff tears, shoulder impingement, and post-surgical complications. Call the office in Naples, Florida, to learn more or book an appointment online.
Your shoulder is a complex collection of nerves, bones, muscles, tissues, and ligaments. It’s where your scapula (shoulder blade) and humerus (upper arm bone) come together. Some of the important parts of your shoulder are:
If you have an injury or disease to the ball and socket joint or any of the other parts of your shoulder, it can cause mild or severe pain that may be acute or chronic.
Your shoulder goes through hundreds and hundreds of movements per day. Whether you’re hurting because of overuse or you’ve sustained an injury, you may be having pain for several common reasons, including:
Your physical therapist conducts a thorough exam, runs some tests, and gets some medical imaging, such as an MRI, X-ray, ultrasound, or CAT scan, of your shoulder to determine the cause of your shoulder pain.
Though the phrase impingement is not well known, shoulder impingement is a common reason for shoulder pain. It often strikes swimmers and athletes when the rotator cuff snags or rubs against the top of the shoulder, called the acromion.
This particular type of shoulder pain is marked by constant arm pain, arm weakness, burning in your shoulder, and pain that worsens at night.
Depending on the cause of your shoulder pain, your physical therapist writes a custom plan to help alleviate your immediate pain and restore full function. Some of the treatment options you may receive are:
Your treatment plan likely combines one, two, or several of the treatment options to suit your unique needs.
To learn more about how physical therapy can help soothe and remedy shoulder pain, call to make an appointment, or book online.