12 posts categorized "Shoulder Treatment"

March 27, 2007

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Therapy has been proven to be quite effective for shoulder pain. The purpose of shoulder therapy is to strengthen essentially the other muscles of the rotator cuff. Shoulder therapy does this by using numerous small muscle exercises and that is why shoulder therapy does not typically involve a lot of heavy weight.

The shoulder therapy will particularly work on the subscapularis and Infraspinatus muscles that will draw down the humeral head and allow it to sit better in its socket. By doing this, the shoulder therapy will essentially take pressure off a superspinatus allowing the superspinatus to heal and not become impinged upon. Shoulder therapy typically will last for 6, 8, 12 weeks and involves specific exercises under the guidance of a physical therapist. Doctors will typically not prescribe their own shoulder therapy to a patient and will utilize a physical therapist because of the complexities of shoulder movements.

Shoulder therapy has proven to be quite effective for shoulder pain particularly due to rotator cuff tendonitis. Shoulder therapy will frequently allow someone to avoid surgery. Like all good therapy, shoulder therapy will teach the patient to perform the exercises at home in an on-going manner.

January 29, 2007

Shoulder Pain Treatment

Shoulder pain treatment generally involves altering activities, rest and physical therapy to help you improve shoulder strength and flexibility. Medication may be prescribed to reduce inflammation and reduce pain. If medication is prescribed to relieve pain, it should be taken only as directed. Injections of drugs may also be used to treat pain.

Surgery may be required to resolve shoulder problems; however, 90 percent of patients with shoulder pain will respond to simple treatment methods such as altering activities, rest, exercise and medication. Certain types of shoulder problems, such as recurring dislocation and some rotator cuff tears may require surgery.

Common sense solutions such as avoiding overexertion or overdoing activities in which you normally don't participate can help to prevent shoulder pain.