Shoulder Pain Symptoms

Shoulder pain includes large variety of disorders that can range from a intraarticular, soft tissue (muscle, tendon, labrum, and ligament), and nerve. The etiology can be traumatic, idiopathic, degenerative and overuse syndrome. Ongoing, chronic shoulder pain symptoms can include stiffness, throbbing, discomfort during movement, and arm weakness.

More acute, sharp pain is usually the result of recent injury. Often shoulder pain is accompanied by limited mobility and an inability to raise or rotate the arm. Shoulder pain usually worsens over time. Clinical diagnosis plays a crucial role in establishing the right physical therapy treatment and rapid recovery.

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Common Shoulder Injuries and Neck Problems

  • Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
  • Impingement Syndrome or Shoulder Impingement
  • Osteoarthritis or arthritis
  • Pitcher’s Shoulder, Swimmer’s Shoulder, Tennis Shoulder
  • Pre- and Post-Surgery Physical Therapy
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
  • Shoulder Bursitis
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labrum Tear or Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Sprain or Shoulder Strain
  • Shoulder Tendonitis or Calcific Tendonitis
  • Treating Shoulder Pain and Shoulder Injury

  • Soft tissue mobilization
  • Ultrasound
  • Iontophoresis
  • Electric stimulation (ESTM/TENS)
  • Postural reeducation and strengthening therapy
  • Spinal mobilization
  • Active Release Technique® (ART)
  • Stretching
  • Neural stretching
  • Heat Therapy
  • Manual traction therapy