If you’ve ever windmilled your arms or scratched your back, you quickly understand the freedom of movement your shoulders provide. This freedom comes with a price, however, because your shoulders are also especially prone to overuse and overextension injuries. At South Florida Rehab and Training Center (SFR) in Miami, the physical therapists are trained to deal with shoulder pain and offer techniques and therapies that will have you waving your arms in no time. To learn more, call or book an appointment online.
Your shoulder is where your upper arm bone, or humerus, attaches to your scapula, or shoulder blade, through a ball-and-socket connection. In addition to these two bones, smaller bones comprise your shoulder, including:
While these bones make up the foundational structure of the shoulder, it’s what keeps these bones working together that frequently gets injured, including your:
Since your shoulder joint is complicated, numerous conditions or injuries can cause shoulder pain, including:
In all of these cases, limited movement of the arm or sharp intermittent pain that comes with movement often accompany shoulder pain.
Because physical therapy concentrates on restoring movement, alleviating pain, and regaining function, it’s the therapy of choice when it comes to rehabilitating shoulder problems.
The physical therapists at South Florida Rehab and Training Center have an arsenal of techniques and equipment that mitigate shoulder pain, including:
The goal at South Florida Rehab and Training Center is to rehabilitate the injury and strengthen the area to prevent re-injury down the road. In fact, not only do the physical therapists work to restore full function to your shoulder and arms, their techniques leave these joints in better physical condition than when you started.
To restore pain-free movement to your shoulders, call South Florida Rehab and Training Center or book an appointment online.