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About 3 of 10 adults are affected by some degree of shoulder pain at some point in their lives. Contrary to popular belief, shoulder pain is not something you have to “live with”.

The Shoulder—A Most Amazing Joint!

This joint can make the arm throw overhand or underhand at almost 100 miles per hour, and seconds later make full circles frontward or backward. But the feats performed by this most mobile joint in the body stress the shoulder in ways that make it prone to injury.

Repetitive Motion.

It’s not just professional pitchers or Olympic swimmers that can hurt their shoulder through excessive overheard motion. Strenuous household tasks and hobbies like washing windows and gardening can also cause injury and pain.

Dislocation.

The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body with a wide range of movement, making it the most likely joint to be dislocated. Dislocation happens when the shoulder is forced beyond its normal range of movement.

How Can a Physical Therapist Relieve My Shoulder Pain? A physical therapist is trained to evaluate all the mechanisms that involve bones, joints and muscles. Since we are specialists in motion and pain relief, we get to the root of the problem and identify exactly what's causing the pain. We work with your doctor as a team and find the fastest way to relieve your pain and get you back to work or the physical activities you love! We understand this can be a very frustrating condition because it can affect your daily activities. We will design a customized exercise program that includes:

 Range of motion exercises – these exercises help restore mobility in your shoulder and help you overcome the inevitable joint stiffness.

 Resistance exercises – we'll teach you innovative ways to use weights or rubber tubing to provide light, progressive resistance so you get stronger and recover faster!

 Stabilization exercises – these advanced exercises will increase the stability of your shoulder muscles and help minimize the chances of re-injury.

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