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What causes shoulder problems?


The causes of shoulder problems can stem from a sudden injury, poor posture, or conditions which weaken joint tissue. These conditions include various forms of arthritis and other inflammatory disorders.

Most problems in the shoulder involve the muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Shoulder injuries are commonly caused by athletic activities that involve excessive, repetitive, overhead motion, such as swimming, tennis, pitching, and weightlifting. Shoulder Injuries can also occur during everyday activities such as washing walls, hanging curtains, and gardening. 


What Are the Most Common Shoulder Problems?

The most common shoulder problems are:

  • Dislocation/Separation

  • Rotator cuff disease

  • Rotator cuff tear

  • Frozen shoulder

  • Fracture

  • Arthritis

  • Impingement

How can physical therapy heal your shoulder pain?

Early detection is the key to preventing serious shoulder injuries. Our highly trained physical therapists work with you on a variety of stretching and rehabilitation exercises to bring pain-free mobility back to your shoulder. A complete evaluation will verify exactly where the problem is, as well as its severity.

Physical therapy for shoulder pain will incorporate strength and flexibility in entire shoulder moves. Stretching is important for improving flexibility. Your therapist will talk you through stretching moves, as well as gently manipulate your muscles.



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