Physical Therapy in East Orange, NJ
Have you been struggling with shoulder impingement and have not found success in treating it? Pro Staff Physical Therapy has shoulder experts to help you fix your shoulder impingement for good. Our Kearny location offers a team of medical professionals that are experts when it comes to shoulder pain. We understand how important movement is for the health and well-being of our community and we are here to help.
The Pro Staff Physical Therapy team believes in treating our patients beyond the initial symptoms and conditions. Our team is committed to helping you regain mobility, improve your pain, and prevent any further issues from reoccurring.
The Pro Staff team develops a treatment and care plan based on your preferred activity level and prior experiences to help achieve the quickest recovery. Treatment is always specific to each patient and their unique symptoms.
What Causes Shoulder Impingement?
Shoulder impingement is the result of the glenohumeral joint (shoulder joint) getting stuck or impinged during shoulder motion. This type of injury is common in overhead athletes such as baseball players and swimmers. Shoulder impingement can cause issues within the joint space and result in poor muscular balance. This can lead to inflammation of the joint itself which can affect all aspects of your shoulder’s ability to perform tasks.
No matter what may have caused the initial injury, physical therapy has been proven to help. We will work on regaining the mobility you have lost and come up with new ways to keep your shoulders healthy and pain free.
Common Symptoms of Shoulder Impingement
- Pain in the front and side of the shoulders.
- Decreased mobility in the shoulder joint especially with overhead motion.
- Difficulty laying on the affected shoulder.
- Decreased strength in the affected shoulder, especially overhead.
How to Treat Shoulder Impingement
Shoulder impingement is first treated by identifying mobility restrictions and decreasing pain during those motions. This will involve both manual therapy and specific mobility exercises targeted at improving your shoulder’s ability to move freely.
Next the focus will be on getting the right muscles to turn on throughout the shoulders motion. These smaller muscles are vital for making sure the humerus sits in the correct position as it moves.
Finally, your physical therapist will help identify any movement- specific impairments you might have for your specific sport or activity. We will then focus on breaking those movements down to ensure that you will be stronger over time with those movements.
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. This may include how long you have had shoulder impingement, what type of activity you are involved in and the extent of any damaged tissue, along with several other factors such as sleep, nutrition, and activity level.
Get Started Today
The Pro Staff Physical Therapy team is here to help get your shoulder back to its full potential. We are committed to helping you return to all your favorite forms of movement to live a healthier and happier life.
If you are struggling with shoulder issues, come down to Pro Staff Physical Therapy in Kearny, NJ. We will help you understand your options and work with you no matter what your goals may be. Contact our office at 551-230-0665 to schedule an appointment today.