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.
Causes can be age-related, overuse, strain, repetitive motion, improper technique during activity or sports, injury or heredity. Most shoulder problems involve soft tissues, muscles, ligaments and tendons. Our goal is to decrease pain and improve function.
Shoulder Conditions we Treat
- Sprains, strains
- Shoulder dislocation and instability
- Shoulder tendinitis
- Rotator cuff injury
- Total shoulder replacement
- Frozen shoulder
When it comes to shoulder pain, doctors commonly recommend therapy as the first course of action. Patient specific functional mobility and strength program implementation is crucial with respect to expediting pain resolution while simultaneously initiating the healing process. Formal physical therapy care, diligence with one’s home program and short term modification of activity provide a framework where restoration of function is maximally expedited.
Your elbow is a hinge joint connecting the upper arm bone (humerus) with the bones of the forearm (radius and ulna). Many things can make your elbow hurt. A common cause is tendinitis, an inflammation or injury to the tendons that attach muscle to bone. Although tendinitis of the elbow often is related to sports injury (golf, or tennis), it also results from other overuse activities.
Elbow Conditions we Treat
Common conditions we treat:
- Tennis elbow
- Golfer’s elbow
- Little leaguer’s elbow
The treatment for elbow pain depends upon the cause of the pain. We create a custom treatment plan based on your condition and your goals.
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.