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Shoulder Pain: Know the Causes & Best Physical Therapy

Shoulder Pain Treatment

Shoulder Pain: Know the Causes & Best Physical Therapy

Shoulder pain has any form of discomfort around a particular area of the shoulder joint. The early symptoms are mild i.e. a dull ache that gradually builds over a few weeks. The best Shoulder Pain Therapy method will vary for you depending on the underlying causes.

Common symptoms of shoulder pain include –

• Warmth or redness in an area around the shoulder
• Limited range of shoulder motions
• Pain in surrounding areas, neck or arms
• Managing muscle stiffness and weakness
• Clicking or grinding sensation on moving the arm

Causes of such problems

The shoulder is the most mobile joint and we use it frequently to reach out for things, lift arms above the head, etc. Unfortunately, this flexibility comes with the vulnerability of the joints and many people across the nation sign-up for Shoulder Pain Treatment plans due to unmanaged injuries.

The region also has major bones like collar bones, arm joints and shoulder blades that are held together using muscles, ligaments, etc. Further injury to tissues and the bursa can also occur. When the structures are injured, it can result in mild to extreme pain.

Shoulder Pain Treatment

Other issues associated with shoulder pain are –

• Inflammation of shoulder joints
• Overuse of joints
• Arthritis
• Bone fractures
• Rotator cuff tears
• Inflammation of fluid sacs of joints
• Torn tendons
• Shoulder dislocation or instability
• Spinal cord injuries
• Injuries to collarbone or arm
• Pain and stiffness due to age
• Pinched nerves
• Bone spurs

Risk factors

Shoulder pain is often the result of injuries or overuse and thus some people are at a higher risk than others for developing the injuries. The risk factor is often high in the following cases –

• Engaging in repetitive motions of the arm
• Previous
• Participation in sports like baseball, gymnastics, basketball or other sports
• History of injury, liver or heart ailments
• Degeneration of tissues post 60 years of age

Benefits of switching to dry needling therapy

Here are a few benefits of switching to dry needling for shoulder pain management –

• Increases the blood circulation

Choosing dry needling is important for loosening stiffness in muscles. It helps to ease joint pain and improve blood circulation within the region. This promotes healing.

• Lowers muscle tension

This helps to reduce muscle tension and twitching. By inserting the needle, the trigger points relax and oxygen circulation in the region is increased. This diminishes the inflammation and brings a healing response.

• Promotes nerve communication

Selecting this healing process is also important to mobilize signals in the body. This helps to improve the nerve communication process. It is important to release natural pain relievers. For instance- endorphins act as analgesics for pain management.

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