Shoulder Physical Therapy NJ
Shoulder pain is one of the most common injuries in the body and can be challenging to recover from without the proper team. Shoulders are very dynamic parts of the body and allow for various motions. When they are injured, it can be tough to do most functional tasks in your daily routine.
If you have been struggling with shoulder pain and need physical therapy, the team at Pro Staff Physical Therapy is the best place to start. The Pro Staff Physical Therapy team are experts in shoulder pain. We believe in treating our patients beyond the initial symptoms and ensuring your rehab journey is specialized to you and your condition. Our team is committed to helping you regain mobility, improve your pain, and prevent further issues from reoccurring.
What Causes Shoulder Pain?
Shoulder pain is often caused by damage to the muscle surrounding the joint or the joint itself. Injuries can be caused by a specific event or general wear and tear over time. Several conditions can cause shoulder problems as well.
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.
- Decreased 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 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 be essential to help stabilize all the critical structures within the shoulder.
Your physical therapist will help you understand what is happening first and address your needs.
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 for you 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 are looking for physical therapy in New Jersey, reach out today. The Pro Staff Physical Therapy team is skilled at addressing shoulder pain. The Pro Staff team can be reached by contacting any of our offices located here. Let us help you get better today.