One of the most common physical complaints is shoulder pain. The shoulder is made up of several joints combined with tendons and muscles that allow a great range of motion in the arm. Because the shoulder contains so many different structures, it is vulnerable to a variety of problems. The rotator cuff is a frequent source of pain in the shoulder. Pain can be the result of:
Rotator cuff pain is common in both young athletes and middle-aged people. Young athletes who use their arms overhead for swimming, baseball, and tennis are particularly vulnerable. Those who do repetitive lifting or overhead activities using the arm, such as paper hanging, construction, or painting are also susceptible.
Pain may also develop as the result of a minor injury. Sometimes, it occurs with no apparent cause. Symptoms can include:
As the problem progresses, the symptoms often increase:
It is important to seek physical therapy for your shoulder pain as soon as possible. One of the highly trained specialists at Cahill Physical Therapy in Brentwood will evaluate your individual condition and focus on restoring normal motion to your shoulder and relieving pain.
The following protocols are important tools for rehabilitating your shoulder and rotator cuff:
Once your pain begins to improve, your therapist can start you on a strengthening program for the rotator cuff muscles. You will also receive guidance on proper use of the shoulder to avoid further injury.
Stress reduction can play an important role in recovery from injury. In addition to physical therapy, the right home remedy can help ease your discomfort further by improving circulation and relaxing muscles and joints.
Nutrition and weight control are also key players in your ongoing well being and physical fitness.
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Breast Cancer Rehabilitation – Dr. Cathy Cahill is a certified breast cancer post-rehab specialist and offers a post-operative workout to aid in your recovery. This specific set of exercises is designed to regain range of motion and reduce swelling. The final goal is to strengthen the bilateral shoulders and reduce pain.
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