What Could Be Causing Your Shoulder Pain?

What Could Be Causing Your Shoulder Pain?

What Could Be Causing Your Shoulder Pain? 

Your shoulder is complex and performs complicated motions to help you pull, push, move your arms, and carry things. When your shoulder is painful, it can affect you how live and what you can do. Your physical therapist can help with shoulder pain. The physical therapy professionals at Total Health Center Inc. provide a wide range of physical therapy and wellness services, including treatment of shoulder pain. They have two convenient office locations in Battle Creek, and Lake Odessa, MI, to help you feel better.

What You Need To Know About Shoulder Pain

There are several factors which can lead to shoulder pain, including both acute and chronic conditions such as:

  • Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Tendonitis or a torn rotator cuff
  • ‘Shoulder impingement or a frozen shoulder
  • Weightlifter’s shoulder or a sports injury
  • Fractured bones or shoulder dislocations
  • Torn tendons or torn ligaments

For mild, occasional shoulder pain, you can try a few simple remedies at home, including:

  • Placing an ice pack on your shoulder several times each day to limit swelling
  • Placing warm, moist heat on your shoulder to relax tense muscles, ligaments and tendons
  • Taking over-the-counter pain and anti-inflammatory medication to reduce inflammation and pain
  • Avoiding activity and letting your shoulder rest for a short period to allow you to heal

For moderate to severe shoulder pain, chronic shoulder pain, or shoulder pain that is getting worse, you should seek out the help of your physical therapist. A physical therapist is an expert on the musculoskeletal system and how your body moves. Your physical therapist knows just what to do for shoulder pain and may recommend:

  • Therapeutic massage, to boost blood flow and facilitate healing
  • Manual shoulder manipulation to help realign the structures in your shoulder
  • Electrical muscle stimulation with a TENS unit to relax muscles, ligaments, and tendons
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises you can do at home
  • Wearing a cast, sling, or other device to prevent movement so your shoulder can heal

Want To Know More?

To find out more about the causes and treatments of shoulder pain, talk with the physical therapy professionals at Total Health Center Inc. You can reach them in Battle Creek, MI, by calling (269) 968-0888 or in Lake Odessa, MI, by calling 616-374-0099 so call today.

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Battle Creek, MI 49017
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