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Rotator cuff injuries and general shoulder pain are often caused by overuse strain or a breakdown of the body. It can affect your strength and range of motion in that area, but physical therapy has greatly helped people regain shoulder function. As part of shoulder pain therapy, a physiotherapist checks your functional abilities, sets realistic goals, and designs a personalized treatment plan for you. 

TRI Physical Therapy (PT) provides physical therapy in Brooklyn for patients suffering from recurring shoulder pain or rotator cuff injuries. With our advanced techniques, routines, and procedures, our physical therapists will help you achieve greater shoulder mobility and pain relief. We can relieve your pain in that area through frequent treatment plans and a regimen that will get you feeling normal again. A comprehensive exercise and maintenance plan will also be developed with you so that you can maintain the quality of your shoulder after our therapy sessions. 

We at TRI PT are committed to helping people recover from shoulder injuries and regain their strength. 

What Are Some Of The Most Common Causes Of Shoulder Pain Injuries? 

Shoulder pain or rotator cuff injuries are most commonly caused by tendons trapped under the shoulder’s bony parts. Rotator cuff tendinitis or bursitis occurs when the rotator tendons become inflamed or damaged. In addition to athletes who frequently use their shoulders, anyone who repeatedly performs overhead movements at work or in everyday life can develop this condition. Carpenters, electricians, and painters are examples. 

As people age, their shoulders and rotator cuffs become more susceptible to injury and breakdown. Additionally to bursitis, tendinitis, strains, and tears can also seriously affect shoulder pain. Inflammation of the tendon can result from overuse of the rotator cuff, resulting in pain. A sudden fall, accident, or injury from physical activity can cause acute and long-term rotator cuff strains and tears. 

Other causes of repeated shoulder pain include arthritis, bone spurs, broken bones, and dislocations/separations. Bad shoulder mechanics and poor posture can also cause shoulder pain. Frozen shoulder occurs when the muscles, tendons, and ligaments become stiff.  

What Can Happen If You Don’t Get Proper Shoulder Pain Treatment?

Shoulder pain won’t improve if you don’t get the proper treatment, and it will last much longer if you don’t get it. The condition could worsen if you don’t see a doctor or physical therapist and you’ll have more chronic pain in that area. 

The first step in treating shoulder pain is having your medical service provider perform a physical exam and evaluate it carefully. Further diagnostic tests, such as blood tests or MRIs, may also be required. 

You don’t want to risk reinjuring your shoulder. You will work with our physical therapists to address the root issue of your rotator cuff injury. During a physical therapy session, you can expect the following. 

What Can I Expect During My PT Session?

You’ll have plenty of options when you work with our TRI PT team to strengthen your shoulder and relieve its pain. Our team will work with you to create a custom treatment plan and home exercise routine you can follow both at our facility and at home. In order to achieve healing, we believe education and self-application are essential. 

Your shoulder can be strengthened through manual therapy and strengthening exercises. In order to decrease pain and restore shoulder movement, our physical therapist can provide gentle, hands-on manual therapy. Through our unique strengthening exercises, we hope to reduce the stress placed on the torn labrum and improve recovery. To provide stability to your shoulder joint, we’ll help create exercise routines that target the shoulder’s muscles and shoulder blade. 

Your shoulder will also be stretched and postural exercises. In order to improve the shoulder’s function, a physical therapist may ask you to perform some gentle stretches around your pectoral muscles. In addition to assessing your posture, they will make sure your shoulders are positioned correctly for daily tasks in order to prevent further injury. 

At TRI PT, we provide the right accommodations to make your therapy sessions a positive experience. Contact us at TRI PT today to alleviate your shoulder pain now! 

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