Physical Therapy For Shoulder Injuries
Do you have shoulder pain or stiffness? Do you suspect that you have a shoulder injury? Cross Bay Physical Therapy can help your diagnose and rehabilitate your shoulder problem. Shoulder pain often indicates an underlying injury and continuing normal activity and exercise will likely lead to further pain, stiffness, and even disability. It is better to fix this problem as quickly as possible.
Most shoulder pain is to do with musculoskeletal issues. At Cross Bay Physical Therapy, our physical therapists will identify which part of the shoulder is causing you pain and create a customized physical therapy program to treat your shoulder injury.
Most shoulder pain is the result of a previous trauma like a fall or a car accident. You should seek medical attention immediately for a shoulder injury. If your shoulder pain has lasted more than two to three weeks, you should either visit your doctor or a physical therapist.
After a shoulder injury, a short period of rest is recommended. You will want to apply ice to provide pain relief and control inflammation during this period. Ice can be applied for 15 to 20 minutes at least twice per day. After a few days of rest, shoulder exercising, under the guidance of a physical therapist, can help rebuild your shoulder. For more severe shoulder injuries, a longer wait period may be necessary.
Rebuilding Your Shoulder
The goal of a physical therapy program is to guide your shoulder while it is healing, rebuilding the shoulder with exercising and improving it’s range of motion. Physical Therapy allows you to rehabilitate your shoulder under the guidance of a trained professional and thereby, reducing the risk of further injury.
Shoulder pain usually lasts for about four to eight weeks and after treatment, you should begin to notice an improvement to your shoulder pain.
The most important thing that you can do is diagnose your shoulder problem accurately. This way, both your doctors and physical therapists will know how to help you achieve full recovery. Physical Therapy is usually an essential part of shoulder rehabilitation. Without it, one can injure themselves by performing only home exercise or leave the shoulder to remain in a weakened, immobile state even after the initial tissue damage heals.
The shoulder needs to regain it’s strength because after an injury, the shoulder and it’s tendons and muscles will be weak. A weak shoulder increases the risk of injury, consistent pain, and disability. At Cross Bay Physical Therapy, we are trained and experienced in helping our patients regain the full strength and health of their shoulder after an injury.
Call (718) 835-0084 and schedule your evaluation.