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Physical Therapy For Shoulder Pain

"Get To The Root Of The Pain"


Are you looking for physical therapy for shoulder pain?

1. Do you have persistent shoulder pain?

2. Does it bother your sleep?

3. Tired of taking painkillers?

4. Do you have difficulty raising your arm?

5. Does it hurt working out?

6. Are you looking to avoid surgery?


Why suffer from shoulder pain? Consult physical therapist who can help you recover. CT Physical Therapy Care is the right place for you. Don't wait for your symptoms to worsen. The earlier you get treatment, the better you recover.


How Should We Manage Shoulder Pain?


The first step in treating shoulder pain is to figure out the source of your symptoms. We have to know the diagnosis of your problem.

The second step is to treat the part affected. How you manage depends on the tissue affected. The usual problem comes from bursa, tendons, muscles, or other tissues. It is easier to handle if you know what structure you need to treat.

Finally, you have to correct the shoulder mechanics and retrain your muscles. Relieve the pain and correct muscle imbalances. The common neglected causes are muscle weakness, bad posture, or bony spurs. Your sleeping positions can also affect and so as referred pain.


The most common condition in the shoulder is the following.

1. Shoulder Bursitis

2. Shoulder Impingement

3. Rotator Cuff Problems

4. Frozen Shoulder

5. Shoulder Tendinitis

Shoulder bursitis is an inflamed shoulder bursa. Your bursa contains fluid that lubricates and reduce friction in your shoulder. It also absorbs force in the shoulder.

The bursa lies under the tip of the shoulder is a prevalent source of irritation. It is called the subacromial bursa. It may get irritated with overhead motion, repeated arm activities, or sleeping on your side.

Signs & Symptoms

  1. Shoulder pain & swelling.
  2. Disturb your sleep.
  3. Worse when you sleep on the affected side due to pressure.
  4. Shoulder pain increases when you raise arm due to pressure.
  5. Pain increases with activities.

Recovery Guide

  1. Control inflamed bursa
  2. Avoid overhead motion that puts pressure on the bursa.
  3. Massage may aggravate inflamed bursa.
  4. Don't lean or sleep on the side affected.
  5. Consult a physical therapist.
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Physical Therapy For Shoulder Impingement

Shoulder impingement means pinching of your soft tissues in the shoulder. It is a mechanical problem that traps your tendons, bursa, or muscles. You're most likely affected if you have bad posture, muscle weakness, and bony spurs. If the tissues are inflamed, it can worsen the pinching and create more problem.

Signs & Symptoms

The signs & symptoms depend on what tissue you hurt and how severe it is.

  1. Shoulder pain.
  2. The shoulder may swell.
  3. Pain raising arm around 60 to 120 degrees.
  4. Difficulty repeated arm activities.
  5. Worse with arm overhead activities.

Recovery Guide

  1. Treat the inflamed tissues.
  2. Massage helpful if done right.
  3. Avoid overhead motion that's causing pinching.
  4. Exercise the muscles that prevent pinching.
  5. Don't lean or sleep on the side affected.
  6. Consult a physical therapist.

Physical Therapy For Rotator Cuff Tear

The rotator cuff is composed of 4 muscles that make the shoulder stable. It also moves the shoulder joint. The usual cause of pain is the tendon if it is inflamed or torn. The pain can lead to weakness and spasms of the muscles, which can make it worse. If not given attention, it can lead to stiffness and atrophy.

Signs & Symptoms

  1. Shoulder pain.
  2. Increase pain with movement.
  3. Disturb sleep, which delays healing.
  4. Difficulty raising the arm overhead.
  5. Difficulty carrying and lifting.

Recovery Guide

  1. Control inflammation.
  2. Trigger point release helps.
  3. Exercise the muscles that prevent pinching.
  4. Exercise to increase the stability of rotator cuff.
  5. Consult a physical therapist.
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Physical Therapy For Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder is a condition affecting the capsule of the shoulder. The capsule is composed of fibers that connect and encircles the joint. If you strain or hurt the capsule, it may get inflamed and shrink. The joint then becomes firmly packed that leads to locking. They call it adhesive capsulitis or frozen shoulder.

The main issue in the frozen shoulder is severe stiffness. It begins with severe shoulder pain. Later, the pain goes away but still presents with severe stiffness. It restricts your motion. If you think you're having one, you have to see a doctor or therapist right away.

Signs & Symptoms

The symptoms depend on the stages of frozen shoulder.

Stage 1. A gradual increase of pain with movement; night pain
Stage 2. Very painful even at rest, the motion is very limited(freezing stage)
Stage 3. Pain with movement with shrinking of the capsule; weak and atrophied muscles(frozen stage)
Stage 4. Slight discomfort but with severe stiffness and adhesions(thawing stage)

Recovery Guide

  1. It's necessary to see an orthopedic doctor.
  2. Control inflammation.
  3. Mobilize shoulder at a pain-free range.
  4. Don't stretch to pain cause it may cause pinching of soft tissues.
  5. Avoid leaning or sleeping on the side affected.
  6. Physical therapy is necessary.

Physical Therapy For Shoulder Tendonitis

Shoulder tendonitis is an inflammation of a tendon due to injury or irritation. The most commonly affected is the rotator cuff or the biceps tendon.

Signs & Symptoms

  1. Pain & swelling.
  2. Stiffness & spasms.
  3. Disturb sleep.
  4. Pain when stretching tendon and contracting muscles.

Recovery Guide

  1. Control inflamed tendon.
  2. Avoid activity that increases symptoms.
  3. Exercise moderately.
  4. See a physical therapist.
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Why choose CT Physical Therapy Care?

At CT PT Care, we figure out the source of your shoulder pain.

We will:

*Ask you how it happened
*Check up your movement, strength, and posture.
*Inspect the tissue suspected to be a problem.
*Treat your inflamed tissue.
*Give advice correct muscle imbalances.

Our focus is your healing and to help you manage the symptom from coming back.

If you hurt your shoulder, get expert help. Call us right away to learn how we can help you. Our therapists have the skills to treat shoulder problems. We took care of many people with shoulder pain in the past. We will do the same to take care of you. Our focus is to relieve your symptoms and help recover your function.

Call us now. Your recovery is our priority!