Shoulder Pain Treatments

How Your Shoulders Work

As a generalized body part, the shoulder is so much more than what it appears. It’s a ball-and-socket joint made up of three key bones— the humerus (the long bone making the top of your arm), the clavicle (your collarbone), and the scapula (what you know as your shoulder blade).

Your shoulder joint is the body’s most mobile joint. It has the ability to move your shoulder forward and back, and also allows your arm circular mobility to move up and away from the rest of your body.

What Causes Shoulder Pain?

There are numerous ways one can accidentally injure their shoulder—sports, manual labor, or even repetitive motions (think bartenders or baristas who might repeatedly shake drinks minute-by-minute on a daily basis).

There are also diseases that cause pain in other areas of the body that eventually make their way to the shoulder; such as diseases of the heart, liver, or cervical spine (aka the neck).

The following are some other causes of shoulder pain:

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Torn rotator cuff

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Arthritis

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Torn cartilage

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Bone spurs

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Heart attack

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Dislocated shoulder

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Pinched nerve

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Spinal cord injury

Shoulder Pain Treatment

At 360 Clinic, we believe in the customization of each individual’s shoulder pain treatment plan in order to address their body’s needs and ailments with the utmost precision.

Physical Therapy for Shoulder Pain and Shoulder Injuries

We tailor your physical therapy to accommodate your personal injury and recovery goals. We do our best to do everything we can to prevent the need for you to go to surgery.

Some of the physical therapy we might prescribe you include:

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Strengthening

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Joint mobilization

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Stretching

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Hands-on therapy

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Ultrasound

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Electrical stimulation

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Ice or Heat therapy