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What Causes Shoulder Pain?Shoulder pain can be a debilitating condition that affects daily activities and quality of life.

At Cypress Physical Therapy, we specialize in addressing shoulder pain, leveraging our expertise to provide targeted solutions. There are several possible causes of shoulder pain, including:

  • Rotator cuff injuries: Tears, strains, or inflammation of the rotator cuff tendons, which provide stability and mobility to the shoulder joint. Rotator cuff injuries can result from overuse, repetitive movements, trauma, or age-related degeneration.
  • Shoulder impingement syndrome: Compression or pinching of the structures (tendons, bursa) in the shoulder joint, often caused by repetitive overhead activities, poor posture, or structural abnormalities.
  • Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis): Stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint, typically due to inflammation and thickening of the shoulder capsule, limiting range of motion and causing discomfort.
  • Shoulder arthritis: Degenerative changes in the shoulder joint cartilage, resulting in pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility, often associated with aging, previous injuries, or inflammatory conditions.
  • Bursitis: Inflammation of the bursae (fluid-filled sacs) in the shoulder joint, commonly caused by overuse, repetitive movements, or trauma.
  • Shoulder instability: Weakness or laxity of the ligaments and soft tissues around the shoulder joint, leading to recurrent dislocations or subluxations, often resulting from trauma or repetitive overhead activities.

Physical therapy can play a crucial role in managing shoulder pain and promoting recovery. Treatment approaches may include:


Pain Management

Utilizing modalities such as ice, heat, ultrasound, or electrical stimulation to reduce pain and inflammation in the affected area.


Manual Therapy

Hands-on techniques such as joint mobilization, soft tissue massage, and myofascial release to improve joint mobility, reduce muscle tension, and alleviate pain.


Strengthening Exercises

Prescribing specific exercises to strengthen the muscles around the shoulder joint, including the rotator cuff muscles, deltoids, and scapular stabilizers, to improve stability and support.


Stretching Exercises

Incorporating stretching exercises to improve flexibility and range of motion in the shoulder joint and surrounding muscles, reducing stiffness and promoting optimal function.


Postural Correction

Addressing muscular imbalances, poor posture, and faulty movement patterns that may contribute to shoulder pain, promoting proper alignment and biomechanics.


Functional Training

Implementing exercises and activities that simulate daily tasks and sports-specific movements to improve functional capacity and facilitate a safe return to activities.

Our philosophy revolves around being leaders in rehabilitation. We are dedicated to helping you reclaim a pain-free life, enabling you to return to the activities you love. Don't let back pain limit you – let us guide you on the path to a healthier, more active you.

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