Shoulder Pain

Emerson
(201) 523-9778
A: Emerson Physical Therapy & Rehab Center
45 Emerson Plaza East #102, Emerson, NJ 07630
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Maywood
(201) 880-7787
A: Maywood Physical Therapy & Rehab Center
119 E. Passaic St Maywood, NJ 07607
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Bergenfield
(201) 256-1441
A: Bergenfield Physical Therapy & Rehab Center
253 S Washington Ave, Bergenfield, NJ 07621
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INTRODUCTION

What most people call the shoulder is actually a few joints that connect to tendons and muscles to allow a wide range of motion in the arm - from scratching the back to throwing the perfect height. Most shoulder pains that we see in Emerson Physical Therapy and Rehab Center are caused by bad posture, lack of proper function, and poor stability of the shoulder girdle and the surrounding muscles and ligaments.

The most complicated joint is the shoulder joint in the body. The range of motion in the arm makes it susceptible to many undesirable injuries - and therefore, due to the instability of the shoulder, we see many patients with these problems. The blade is vulnerable to a lot of injuries due to instability, which is directly correlated with the fact that the arm is not involved in closed kinetic chains and functions.

The most common source of shoulder pain; it is the dislocation of the arm/stresses. At Emerson Physical Therapy & Rehab Center, we offer non-surgical options to treat shoulder pain. You will receive an individual treatment plan that will restore you to the level of activity and lifestyle you are used to without having to deal with your arm. We will show you how to become free from pain, correct the cause, and eliminate symptoms.

Emerson PT provides a very specific, individualized, and comprehensive approach that determines the exact cause of pain and treats it.

SYMPTONS/CAUSES

Shoulder pain depends on the area and structures that have been irritated and affected by the nociception of the brain to specific areas of the shoulder. Shoulder pain can be divided into 5 simple reasons:

  • 1. Trauma
  • 2. Arthritis
  • 3. Instability usually from poor posture development
  • 4. Developmental dysfunctions leading to poor motor control
  • 5. Soft tissue (bursitis, tendinitis)

Pain that disables movement is a warning sign requiring immediate medical attention.

DIAGNOSIS

At Emerson Physical Therapy and Rehab Center, the doctor will start a comprehensive study that will deal with the beginning, cause, duration, severity, vectors, establish sensible tasks, and functional tasks that cause shoulder pain. The cause of shoulder pain will be determined at this point; however, in severe cases, diagnostic magnetic resonance is required.

DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS:

  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Bicep Tendonitis
  • Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinitis/Tendinosis
  • Rotator Cuff Tears surgical and non-surgical approaches
  • Labrum Tears
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Sprain/Strain
  • Shoulder Tendonitis
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Bursitis
  • Acromioclavicular Joint/Shoulder Separation/Dislocation
  • Clavicle Fractures
  • Scapular Dysfunctions
  • Post-Surgical Rehabilitation

TREATMENT

At Emerson Physical Therapy and Rehab Center, we have extensive experience in the treatment of shoulder pain. Based on functional assessment, we create an individual treatment plan. Treatment choices may range depending on the type and stage of shoulder pain and structures and muscles and joints. The treatment will be a combination of manual therapy and physical therapy exercises. We use our experience in manual and rehabilitation medicine to retrain to restore the cortical understanding of the correct movement pattern. The rehabilitation program will aim to eliminate pain, increase the range of motion, increase stability, and strengthen internal muscles to eliminate the cause of shoulder pain.