Shoulder Pain Treatment | What’s Causing Your Agonizing Shoulder Pain?

The shoulder has a wide range of motion. Although the shoulder joint doesn’t bear much weight, it is vulnerable to pain and various injuries. Lifting of medium or heavy objects can emit extreme forces through the joints of the shoulders. This can cause brief or long-lasting shoulder pain.

Common Causes

It is common to experience slight shoulder pain when lifting it or participating in overhead activities such as tennis or volleyball. There may be inflammation in the tendons that is aggravated by lifting or throwing objects. Decreasing the physical strain on the shoulder could quickly alleviate this pain. Physical therapists can suggest exercises to help get rid of minimal pain in the shoulder.

Consistent Pain

Experiencing lingering shoulder pain with almost every movement may be cause for concern. This may be a sign that primary tissues are damaged, which could result in pain without any movement of the joint. This is generally a sign of arthritis or other joint conditions. Physical therapy may target mechanics of the shoulder or activities to help strengthen the muscle. The overall goal is to identify the source of the pain and eliminate the problem through therapy or similar measures.

Extensive Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain that continues or becomes worse after therapy may require a more intense approach. If this pain radiates to other areas of the body such as the neck or back, physical exams and x-rays may be necessary. Radiating pain could be present for weeks, months or years if left untreated. Shoulder pain may or may not be serious. It is imperative that you pay attention to your body and seek consultation from a physical therapist or chiropractor.

At Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine, we take an integrative approach to treat a wide range of issues. We specialize in developing personalized treatment plans and delivering lasting relief by treating the root cause of your issues and chronic pain. Our team of board-certified nurse practitioners, physical therapy technicians, aestheticians, and chiropractors offer patients comprehensive types of treatment with two convenient locations in Mount Pleasant and Summerville, South Carolina. Schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss treatment options for your pain.