Shoulder physical therapist Rockville, MD

A shoulder physical therapist Rockville, MD patients can depend on for quality care at the Pain & Arthritis Relief Center can talk with you about exercises and stretches to help relieve shoulder pain. If you think about it, we rely on our shoulders for many things, including needing strength for reaching, lifting, holding, carrying, pulling, pressing, and so much more. With so much activity and movement, it makes sense that at one point or another our shoulder may endure injury from an accident or overuse.

Shoulder pain that goes left untreated can turn into a chronic issue that can impact a person’s daily life. Before you know it, you may not be able to do even the most simple of things that you used to do because of the shoulder pain, such as reach for something in your cabinet or carry a grocery bag full of items. A physical therapist Rockville, MD residents trust can examine your shoulder and then recommend a care plan for alleviating pain and other symptoms.

Causes of Shoulder Pain

Shoulder-related injuries can be very painful, and it isn’t uncommon for people to turn to prescription or over-the-counter medications to help ease the discomfort. We are not saying that medication doesn’t have a place in treatment, because we know that in some cases it certainly does. However, it should not be the sole way to care for the injury. Medications do not treat the root cause of the problem, and only apply a temporary “band-aid” on the issue.

During your initial exam with a physical therapist at the Pain & Arthritis Relief Center, we may find that the source of your problem stems from one of the following: 

  • Bicep Tendonitis: There is a tendon that connects your bicep muscle to the front of the shoulder. The tendon can get pinched because of the shoulder blade or ligaments that attach the shoulder blade and collarbone.
  • Bursitis: There is a bursa that rests between the humerus bone and shoulder blade. Bursitis of the shoulder develops when the fluid-filled sac (bursa) that allows the body components to glide smoother only the other, gets pinched.
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis: There is a group of four muscles that are responsible for moving and supporting the shoulder, which is called the rotator cuff. Tendons connect to the arm bone under the shoulder blade. Rotator cuff tendonitis can cause soreness and inflammation of the area. 
  • Frozen Shoulder: Also referred to as adhesive capsulitis, this condition is when the shoulder gradually loses fluid motion and becomes painful from lack of use. 

Call the Pain & Arthritis Relief Center Today

Shoulder pain can interfere with a person’s ability to enjoy their life. Perhaps you have become unable to do chores around the house, participate in sports and other active hobbies, or have opted out of family get-togethers because you just aren’t in the mood to socialize because of body pain. Please let us help. Call the Pain & Arthritis Relief Center today to speak with a Maryland Shoulder physical therapist in Rockville about how we can be of help to you!