Joseph X. Becker, MSPT
Physical Therapy & Intramuscular Dry Needling located in The Woodlands, TX
Shoulder Pain Q&A
What causes shoulder pain?
Many things can cause shoulder pain, some of which are in your control and others that are not. Some of the common causes of shoulder pain include:
- Dislocated shoulder
- Rotator cuff injury
- Nerve damage
Determining the source of your shoulder pain is the first step in beginning a treatment plan that can help. If surgery is the best source of action, Healing PT can provide excellent post operative rehabilitation to help you recover and enjoy optimal joint function.
What kinds of stretching and other techniques can help with shoulder pain?
In many cases, a program of targeted stretching can improve flexibility in your shoulder. Guided stretches can help improve the flow of blood to your muscles — a critical part of the healing process. Under the guidance of Mr. Becker, he’ll help you through the stretching exercises and teach you how to continue stretching on your own at home.
Strength training is also an important part of physical therapy for it. Some techniques use weights, while others use your body weight to create resistance and strengthen muscles. It’s important to follow Mr. Becker’s guidance on how much weight to use and how much exertion is appropriate. Pushing too hard too fast can slow your overall progress.
What can I do to reduce my risk of future shoulder pain?
Your physical therapy process is shaped to meet your unique set of needs. Once you complete your customized program, you’ll want to extend those results to prevent further injury.
One of the best ways to prevent additional injuries is to strengthen the muscles that support your shoulder joint. Once your physical therapy is complete, Mr. Becker can advise you on a strength training routine that will help you reach your goals.
It’s also important to avoid placing too much strain on your shoulder joint. If you’ve gone through surgery to replace part of your shoulder joint or to repair extensive damage, you may need to alter your activities to prevent further injury.
To schedule an appointment for shoulder pain therapy with Healing PT in The Woodlands, Texas, call the office or book online today.