Shoulder pain can arise from a multitude of conditions and activities, which is why at Catalyst Health, we adopt a comprehensive approach to addressing this issue. Our services extend beyond physical therapies, as we also incorporate chiropractic treatments in suitable cases.
The shoulder is a complex joint that allows you to move your arm in various directions. It consists of three main bones: the upper arm bone (humerus), the collarbone (clavicle), and the shoulder blade (scapula). These bones are held together by muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
The shoulder joint is unique because it has a wide range of motion, allowing you to reach, lift, and rotate your arm. However, this flexibility also makes it susceptible to injuries and conditions that can cause pain.
Shoulder pain should be taken seriously because it can indicate underlying problems that may affect your daily activities and quality of life.
Here are a few reasons why shoulder pain should not be ignored:
Early detection: Ignoring shoulder pain may delay the identification of underlying conditions, which could worsen over time if left untreated. Early detection allows for timely intervention and better treatment outcomes.
Impact on daily activities: Shoulder pain can significantly limit your ability to perform simple tasks like reaching overhead, lifting objects, or even getting dressed. It can affect your independence and overall well-being.
Functional limitations: The shoulder joint plays a crucial role in various physical activities, including sports and hobbies. Persistent pain or restricted shoulder movement can hinder your participation in these activities and affect your overall physical fitness.
Chronic pain: If left unaddressed, shoulder pain can become chronic, leading to long-term discomfort and reduced quality of life. Chronic pain can also impact your sleep, mood, and overall mental well-being.
Underlying health conditions: Shoulder pain may be a symptom of underlying health conditions such as rotator cuff tears, arthritis, or nerve impingement. Prompt evaluation and treatment can help prevent further damage or complications.
It's important to consult with a healthcare professional, such as a doctor or physical therapist, who can evaluate your shoulder pain, provide a proper diagnosis, and recommend appropriate treatment options. Taking shoulder pain seriously and seeking timely medical attention can help alleviate discomfort, restore shoulder function, and improve your overall quality of life.
Shoulder Pain Symptoms That Demand a Visit to a Physical Therapist
Arthritis - Osteoarthritis occurs due to wear and tear of the joint cartilage, while rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition that causes joint inflammation.
Acute Traumatic Pain - This type of knee pain occurs suddenly due to an injury or trauma, such as a fall, sports-related incident, or car accident.
Meniscal pain - is often associated with sudden twisting or rotational knee movements.
Chronic Pain - persistent or recurring pain that lasts for an extended period, typically over three months.
Runner’s Knee - is characterized by pain around or behind the kneecap (patella). It is often associated with activities that involve knee bending, such as climbing stairs, squatting, or sitting for extended periods.
ACL Tear - An ACL tear is a significant knee injury that often occurs during sports activities involving sudden stops, changes in direction, or direct impact to the knee.
Catalyst Health’s Approach To Shoulder Pain Treatment
Shoulder pain lacks a one-size-fits-all cure due to its diverse origins, including injuries and underlying conditions. To develop an effective treatment plan, a diagnosis and thorough physical evaluation are essential. At Catalyst Health, we prioritize personalized treatment plans tailored to our patients' comfort. Our range of treatment options encompasses both conservative and more intensive approaches, taking into account factors such as the severity of the condition, financial considerations, and patient preferences.
Our primary goal is to provide holistic and personalized care that caters to your specific needs, while remaining affordable. Catalyst Health offers a diverse range of treatments, including scapular mobilization, spinal manipulation, PRP injections, viscosupplementation, electric stimulation, kinesiology taping, and more. All of which may be done by our in-house chiropractor or physical therapist.
In addition, at Catalyst Health in Lincoln, we possess state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment that adheres to industry standards, enabling us to accurately identify the underlying causes of your shoulder pain. Our facility is equipped with in-house physical therapists, chiropractors, and a highly trained staff who work together to provide a comprehensive and holistic treatment plan. With our collaborative approach, you can expect a well-rounded and integrated approach to addressing your shoulder pain, ensuring that all aspects of your condition are thoroughly assessed and treated.
We ensure that you are well-informed about the available treatment options, empowering you to make the decision that best suits you.
If you're experiencing shoulder pain, don't hesitate to reach out to us today and schedule an appointment. Let us help you find relief and regain shoulder function.