Have you suffered a shoulder injury? Do you have shoulder pain and don’t know why? Call us toll-free at (877) 342-2669 to schedule an evaluation so that we can help you on your road to recovery.
One of the most important joints in the body is the shoulder. With a healthy shoulder you are able to reach, pull, push – perhaps carry the weight of the world on your shoulders and sometimes offer a shoulder to cry on. But when you suffer from a shoulder injury, it can become very painful and debilitating. It can not only hinder your ability to perform daily activities, but may be a sign that you have a deeper injury.
It is important to contact a physical therapist who is a musculoskeletal expert to evaluate your shoulder and create a treatment plan for your specific condition. Getting the right treatment as quickly as possible can prevent a worsening of your shoulder condition and avoid the necessity for surgery.
Neck and Back Pain
Most patients who have experienced ongoing back problems don’t have to be told that there is a huge, gaping hole in effective health care options for treatment of back and neck pain. Unfortunately, most conventional treatment practices simply do not work very well.
A study completed in 2003 concluded: “Certainly, the historical lack of success of the rehabilitation and medical professions in treating lower back pain should serve as sufficient motivation to look to more evidence-based models…” We have done just that. Our revolutionary solution to spinal rehabilitation is used exclusively at Progressive Physical Therapy.
Your elbow is a complex joint. It allows you to extend and flex, as well as rotate your hand and forearm. It lets you throw, lift, swing and hug – and flip pancakes. Because of the elbow's complexity, it is often difficult to describe exactly which elbow movement is causing you pain.
Your elbow joint is the union between three bones: your upper arm bone, called the humerus, and the ulna and the radius, the two bones that make up your forearm. On the end of each bone there is a layer of cartilage that acts as a shock absorber and allows them to slide against each other.
Overuse is the chief cause of elbow pain. Many jobs, hobbies and sports require repetitive hand, wrist or arm movements. These movements can put a strain on the tendons that connect your bones to muscles and allow you the ability to move your arm in different ways. While arthritis rarely occurs in your elbow, it is the tendons that usually produce the pain you are feeling.
Hand and Wrist Pain
The hand and wrist work together to give you the ability to write, use your computer, pick things up, play musical instruments, draw, use your smartphone, and more. The hand and wrist are complex appendages made up of bones, joints, and muscles working together.
Unfortunately, hands and wrists are susceptible to injury and pain. With the help of physical therapists trained in caring for hand and wrist conditions, these problems can be treated. We can help you gain relief from your hand and wrist pain.