What is Shoulder Pain?
The shoulder joint/complex is very complex and a common source of pain for many people. It is made up of 4 different joints that move through a large degree of motion while also attempting to maintain support and strength. The most common causes of pain in the shoulder are poor posture, weakness of the muscles around the shoulder (rotator cuff), or excessive wear and tear.
What are some Increased Risk Factors for Shoulder Pain?
The major risk factor for shoulder pain is age. Overuse (e.g., through participation in sports or other recreational activities, occupation). A number of factors can increase your risk of having shoulder problems, including: Shoulder Injury, Arthritis, Inflammation of the Tendons, Tendon Tears, Fracture, Instability and Bursitis (inflammation of a bursa).
How will physical therapy help?
After your initial evaluation, your physical therapist will create a plan of suited specific to you based on your age and injury. You will be shown exercises that will improve your range of motion and strength, and restoring normal functional mobility.