Physical Therapy for Shoulder Problems Edina MN

Sholder Injury RehabilitationCompression of Rotator Cuff Tendons in the shoulder often results in symptoms including Pain, Reduced Range of Motion, Decreased Strength and Sleeping Problems. If left untreated the condition can worsen into a Rotator Cuff Tear. Research from a study on Rotator Cuff Injuries done in Finland concluded that Physical Therapy is just as effective as surgery. They recommended that conservative treatments should be considered first before resorting to surgical intervention. At AdvaCare Clinics, Edina MN patients can find significant help with healing through the assistance of a Licensed Physical Therapist. Our goals are to Prevent Surgery and facilitate healing through Physical Therapy.

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome is a common injury among athletes and individuals over 50 years of age. Rotator-cuff tendons can become compressed due to Overuse an Injury. Compression or pinching of the Tendons, Ligaments and Bursa in the shoulder joint can lead to pain and other problematic symptoms. The following are Common Causes of Shoulder Impingement Syndrome:

  • Injury such as from a fall on the ice
  • Repetitive Movements involving reaching overhead including golfing, swimming, racquet ball, tennis or frequently reaching or lifting overhead
  • Poor Muscle Strength in the shoulder blade or rotator cuff
  • Osteoarthritis in the shoulder joint
  • Thickening of the bursa (liquid filled sac)
  • Thickening of ligaments in the shoulder region

Symptoms of Compressed Rotator Cuff Tendons

  • Pain when moving arms to the side or above the head
  • Decreased range of motion in the shoulder joint
  • Sleep problems due to pain when attempting to sleep on one’s side
  • Pain when attempting throwing movements

Treatment of Rotator Cuff Injuries

A Licensed Physical Therapist has extensive training on joints of the body including shoulder joints. Physical Therapy Techniques can easily be tailored to fit the needs of individual patients. Research suggests that conservative treatments such as Physical Therapy should be the primary course of treatment for Rotator Cuff Injuries including Shoulder Impingement Syndrome.

Individualized Physical Therapy Techniques at AdvaCare Clinics may include:

  • Range of Motion exercises
  • Stretching and Strengthening exercises
  • Manual Techniques such as massage therapy, joint manipulation and stretching
  • Education on proper functioning and alternative movements to avoid further damage
  • Pain Management through heat and cold treatments, electrical stimulation or posture correction

MN Licensed Physical Therapists

Minnesota Licensed Physical Therapists at AdvaCare Clinics Advanced Healthcare Solutions provide physical therapy as an alternative to invasive surgical procedures. Research has found that Physical Therapy Techniques can be just as effective as surgery for treatment of shoulder problems such as Rotator Cuff Injuries and Compressed Tendons and Ligaments of the shoulder.

In Edina, MN call AdvaCare Clinics Advanced Healthcare Solutions to begin your journey to a life without shoulder pain or other symptoms at: (952) 835-6653

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