Shoulder pain treatment the right way
Physical therapists have the skills to treat a variety of injuries and conditions that affect your musculoskeletal system. This is the system that includes your bones, joints, cartilage, muscles, ligaments and tendons.
One part of your musculoskeletal system that can benefit from physical therapy is your shoulder. The shoulders have an important responsibility of connecting your arm to your body. They also allow you to move your arm in multiple directions for a variety of tasks.
Each part of the shoulder must be functioning properly to be able to use the shoulder. When your shoulder has been injured or is in pain, it’s time to seek treatment so you can regain use of it.
Physical therapy treatments for shoulder pain
Rest is usually helpful when you have shoulder pain, but sometimes you’ll need more for treatment. Physical therapists specialize in treatments that can help reduce pain in the shoulder and improve your range of motion. Some of these treatments include:
- Exercises and stretches — Weak and stiff muscles contribute to shoulder pain in many cases. Strengthening and stretching the muscles can create better support for the shoulder, which can reduce pain and improve mobility. A physical therapist can assess your shoulder and determine which exercises and stretches will be best for you.
- Electrical stimulation — An injury to the area can cause the muscles in and around your shoulder to be inactive during recovery. This can cause more pain and weaken your muscles. Physical therapists can use electrical stimulation to cause the inactive muscles to contract, keeping them active and fit until your body lets you use them again.
Visit Franklin Rehabilitation for shoulder pain treatment
Our physical therapists at Franklin Rehabilitation are trained and experienced in a variety of shoulder pain treatments. If you’re suffering from shoulder pain, talk to one of our team members to find out how physical therapy can help you. Contact us today for more information or to schedule an initial appointment.