Physical Therapy in Denville, NJ
Shoulder pain is one of the most common injuries in the body and can affect many aspects of function in daily life. If you have been struggling with shoulder pain and need physical therapy in the Denville area, the team at Pro Staff Physical Therapy is the best place to start.
The Pro Staff Physical Therapy team is skilled in shoulder-related pain. We believe in treating our patients beyond the initial symptoms and ensuring your rehab journey is specialized for you and your condition. Our team is committed to helping you regain mobility, improve your pain, and prevent further issues from reoccurring.
The Pro Staff team develops a treatment and care plan based on your injury and prior experiences to help achieve the quickest recovery. We will help you recover from shoulder pain and return to your favorite activities.
What Causes Shoulder Pain?
Shoulder pain is often caused by damage to either the muscle surrounding the joint or the joint itself. Injuries can be caused by a specific event or general wear and tear over time. Our shoulders are essential for a variety of movements. The main job of the shoulder is to allow the arm to move in all directions, such as reaching overhead to put on a shirt or lifting something from the ground.
Because there are many joints, muscles, and nerves around the shoulder, keeping the shoulder strong and mobile is essential. When working with a physical therapist, you can identify why your shoulder pain has occurred. You will also be able to develop exercises to help prevent it from happening again.
Common Symptoms of Shoulder Pain
- Pain in the front, back, or side of the shoulder
- Decreased strength with grip or carrying objects
- Reduced range of motion of the shoulder
- Pain or numbness going down the arm
- Difficulty lying on the injured side
How to Treat Shoulder Pain
Shoulder pain is addressed by targeting pain to restore your mobility, restoring the strength of the muscles that may have become weak, and finally improving any functional movements causing the initial injury. Your physical therapist will help you understand what is happening and address your needs. Your physical therapist will help address the underlying symptoms and lack of function with exercise and manual therapy to help improve your symptoms. Strengthening the smaller muscles around the shoulder joint will also help stabilize all the structures within the shoulder.
How long will it take for me to get better?
Your recovery time can be affected by many different factors that are unique to you. Your body’s response to exercises and manual techniques will help us estimate how long it could take to regain function. The extent of your injury will also determine the treatment you need. Treatment for patients with shoulder pain will range from six to eight weeks on average.
Get Started Today
If you have been struggling with shoulder pain and looking for physical therapy in the Denville, NJ, area, reach out to our Rockaway office today! The Pro Staff Physical Therapy team is skilled at addressing shoulder pain. We can be reached at 973-983-5607 to schedule an appointment today.