Shoulder Pain Specialist

KC Physical Therapy

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialists located in Murray Hill, New York, NY

Shoulder pain makes it difficult to do your job, stay physically active, and enjoy the activities you once loved. At KC Physical Therapy, located in Murray Hill, New York, New York, our team offers cutting-edge therapies and Pilates-based techniques to ease shoulder pain, enhance healing after injury, and prevent future shoulder problems. Call to learn more about physical therapy treatment for shoulder pain, or book an appointment online today.

Shoulder Pain Q & A

KC Physical Therapy

What is shoulder pain?

A group of several muscles and tendons make up your shoulder joint, which is also known as your rotator cuff. Shoulder pain refers to any type of pain, weakness, or discomfort around your rotator cuff. You may experience pain while lifting your arm above your head, or when moving your arm in different directions.

 

What causes shoulder pain?

Various injuries can cause pain in or near your shoulder joint, such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Tendon inflammation
  • Tendon tears or ruptures
  • Torn cartilage
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Fractures
  • Rotator cuff injury

At KC Physical Therapy, our team offers a rehabilitation program for shoulder pain that enhances healing, reduces pain, and lowers your risk for re-injuring your shoulder.

 

How does physical therapy ease shoulder pain?

You don’t need to jump straight to surgery for addressing shoulder pain. Physical therapy might be a good first line of treatment for pain because it’s noninvasive and helps you avoid taking pain medications. The most appropriate shoulder pain treatment for you depends on the source of your pain.

OUr team may recommend:

Rest and ice

Sometimes resting your injury and applying ice to the affected area is all that’s needed to heal a shoulder injury and ease pain.

Strength and flexibility exercises

OUr team is an expert in neuromuscular training. She works with you to strengthen muscles and tendons within your shoulder joint to ease pain, enhance healing, increase your range of motion, and lower your risk for further damage. She’ll have you complete shoulder-specific movements, such as:

  • Upper body strengthening exercises
  • Rotator cuff strengthening maneuvers
  • Pilates-based movements

OUr team also uses TheraBand resistance bands to strengthen the muscles and tendons that make up your shoulder joint. She can also go over safe lifting techniques with you to prevent future injuries.

Kinesio Taping®

Kinesio Taping is a flexible athletic tape that our team uses to ease shoulder pain by restricting movement, reducing inflammation, and providing your shoulder with extra support during the healing process.

Myofascial release

Myofascial release is a form of therapeutic massage that breaks up tight connective tissue in your shoulder to reduce tension, ease pain, and enhance healing.

When you’re ready for a solution to your shoulder pain that doesn’t require surgery or to speed up recovery after shoulder surgery, call KC Physical Therapy today or book an appointment online.