What Is Shoulder Pain?
Shoulder pain is the presence of discomfort in the shoulder joint. Because this joint is fairly susceptible to injury, it is common to seek physical therapy to restore normal function.
Because the arms are used for so many day-to-day activities, debilitating shoulder pain can be an incredibly challenging disruptor of both work and personal life. In Yakima, the knowledgable staff at Central Washington Physical Therapy has the experience to treat many causes of shoulder pain.
Shoulder Pain: Common Accompanying Symptoms
- decreased range of motion
- grinding or crunching feeling
- neck pain
- popping noises
Shoulder Pain Causes
As the shoulder is such an injury-prone joint, there are many different possible conditions that may attribute to an individual’s shoulder pain. While some such conditions are easy to identify and treat, others are not. A few examples of conditions that can cause shoulder pain are as follows:
Shoulder Pain: Example Causes
- impingement syndrome
- rotator cuff tear
- ruptured ligament
- sports injury
- sternoclavicular separation
Shoulder Pain Treatment
Always consult your physician before attempting any kind of treatment program.
Pain medication is often prescribed for shoulder pain, but this approach often addresses only the symptom of shoulder pain itself as opposed to its underlying cause. This can increase the risk of shoulder pain returning later on.
At Central Washington Physical Therapy, we take a causative approach to your healthcare. In addition to providing immediate treatment to help minimize your discomfort, we help to identify probable causes for your condition, how to start improving it now, and how to avoid it in the future. For shoulder pain, such treatments may include the following:
Shoulder Pain: Treatment Options
- electrical stimulation therapy for immediate pain relief
- hot/cold pack
- instruction in lifestyle changes
- manual (hands-on) therapy
- range of motion therapy
If you suffer from shoulder pain, Yakima’s Central Washington Physical Therapy may be able to help you. Contact us below to get started.