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Utilizing Physical Therapy for Shoulder Pain

Written By Falling Waters Injury & Health Management Center on June 11, 2020

rsz shoulderpainShoulder pain is an all too common ailment for millions of individuals worldwide. When it comes to the prevalence of shoulder pain across patients, it can range anywhere between 1% and 66%. This range is so wide due to the complexity of the shoulder structure and the many potential causes of shoulder pain. The good news is that there are several ways to naturally treat both acute and chronic shoulder pain, including physical therapy.

Common Causes of Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain, while usually a minor, passing condition, can be caused by any number of different factors. When the pain becomes chronic, meaning it is reoccurring or lasts for several weeks or months, chances are you’ve an injured shoulder. 

Some of the most common causes of shoulder pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Bone spurs
  • Broken shoulder or arm
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Dislocated shoulder
  • Injury due to repetitive or overuse
  • Torn rotator cuff

If you are experiencing shoulder pain that doesn’t pass after a few hours/days, then you need to consider seeking treatment through proactive measures, including physical therapy. 

How Physical Therapy Can Rid You of Shoulder Pain

Many patients who seek shoulder pain treatment through their chiropractor are looking for a more holistic treatment option. This is a rather viable choice compared to over-the-counter pain medications or prescribed opioids, which can lead to severe side effects, including addiction and overdose. 

Physical therapy, also known as physical rehabilitation, is a treatment option that adopts a more exercise-based approach to help strengthen weak muscles. The idea is to start with simple exercises to help rebuild any weak muscles, tendons, or ligaments in the area of pain. This method is also typically paired with massage therapy and regular chiropractic adjustments.

Physical Therapy for Shoulder Pain in Bend, OR

The team at Falling Waters Injury & Health Management Center understands how debilitating shoulder pain can be. Should physical therapy be the right option to treat your pain, our team of professionals will walk you through the entire process, ensuring you are comfortable with all tasks involved. 

Curious if physical therapy could be a valid option for treating your shoulder pain? Then contact us today or call our office at (541) 389-4321.

Posted In: Chiropractic Physical Therapy Shoulder Pain