Your shoulders are the most mobile and one of the most potentially unstable joints in the body. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, approximately 6 million people seek help for shoulder pain each year. Shoulder pain may be localized or felt in areas around the shoulder and down the arm.
Shoulder Conditions we Treat
- Adhesive Capsulitis/Frozen Shoulder
- Brachial Plexus Injury
- Labral Tears
- Ligament Sprains
- Muscle Strains
- Rotator Cuff Injury
- Shoulder Blade Dysfunction
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Throwing Injuries
- Total Shoulder Replacement
- Underlying Neurologic Injury
Shoulder pain can be caused by degeneration over time, overuse, improper technique during activity/sport, traumatic injury, and/or genetics. Most shoulder problems involve soft tissues, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves.
When it comes to treating shoulder pain there are three options: physical therapy, getting an injection, and surgery. Physical therapy is almost always recommended as the first choice, sometimes in conjunction with an injection to decrease pain. A patient specific mobility and strengthening program is established to restore normal function.
Minneapolis Physical Therapists
Our Minneapolis physical therapists have decades of experience treating patients throughout the state of Minnesota. Contact us today at our Minneapolis or Edina physical therapy clinics to set up your appointment.