How A Physical Therapist Can Help Shoulder Pain
Alleviate Your Shoulder Pain by Consulting a Physical Therapist
If you're suffering from recurring shoulder pain as a result of an accident, surgery, or normal wear and tear, you know how excruciating and unbearable the corresponding discomfort can be. To be sure, the millions of individuals around the globe who're suffering from shoulder pain have realized, in the most difficult possible fashion, just how much shoulder muscles and rotator cuffs are used when completing common tasks, including driving, sleeping, working around the house, and more. Worse yet is that a large portion of this group becomes discouraged and makes the decision to give up some of their favorite activities and hobbies.
But what many of these individuals may not know, and what you might not be aware of, is that there is a simple, straightforward, and effective way to find relief from chronic shoulder discomfort: by consulting the services of a physical therapist. To be clear, it doesn't matter if you've had surgery, if you're considering having surgery, or if you've yet to visit the doctor; a physical therapy professional can reduce your shoulder pain, improve your range of motion, and accelerate the healing process (which, it should be added, can be spurred with physical therapy, and can allow surgery to be avoided).
Additionally, contrary to commonly held beliefs, physical therapy services don't consist of making an appointment, heading to an office, and performing generalized stretches. Rather, the in-depth process begins with a physical therapy professional learning all there is to know about your medical history, including your age, medical conditions, injury history, surgery history, family medical trends, and much, much more. With this information in mind, the physical therapist will then inquire as to the nature of your injury, including when it was sustained, how much it hurts, the specific portions of the shoulder that hurt, the motions that cause the most pain to the shoulder, and more.
Finally, with all this information in mind and guiding his or her decision, the physical therapist will create a personalized therapy plan for your specific shoulder and your specific needs. This plan will probably be gradual—don't expect to see massive results during the first appointment—but after a week or two, consistent treatment and adherence to the physical therapist's advice will produce impressive results; in the long term, these results will only grow.
In conclusion, if you or someone you know is suffering from shoulder discomfort, the time is now to seek effective, result-producing medical care from a physical therapist. A physical therapist can analyze your unique medical background, study the depth of your injury, craft an effective treatment plan, and help you regain your pre-injury quality of life. Take a step towards feeling your best tomorrow by contacting a physical therapist today.
Thanks for reading, and here's to healthy, pain-free living.