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Expert Shoulder Pain Relief at Healthy Life Physio & Wellness Scarborough

Shoulder pain can be a recurring visitor in our lives, often disrupting everyday tasks like reaching for an item on a high shelf, finding a comfortable sleeping position, or causing discomfort in your shoulder and neck. It can stem from injuries, leaving your shoulder feeling immobile and useless.

Various reasons can lead to shoulder pain, from a pulled muscle to the excruciating friction of arthritis. Whatever the cause, trust that Healthy Life Physio & Wellness Scarborough in Scarborough, Toronto provides you with natural pain management options. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Uncovering the Source of Your Shoulder Pain

The shoulder joint is a complex structure with numerous opportunities for pain-causing conditions. The most common causes of shoulder pain include:

Impingement: Occurs when abnormal movement and tracking of the humeral head takes place during arm elevation, typically causing pain at or above a 90-degree angle.

Arthritis: The shoulder can be affected by two primary forms of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis involves an immune system attack on the joint membranes, leading to pain and inflammation. Osteoarthritis results from significant cartilage wear and tear due to age or overuse, leading to mobility loss, muscle weakness, and difficulty performing daily tasks.

Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis): This condition can develop from prolonged arm immobilization, such as being in a cast or sling or being bedridden for an extended period. Women aged 40 to 60 are more prone to it, and some ethnicities have a higher predisposition. Frozen shoulder results in painful mobility loss and severe joint tightening.

Tendinitis: Overusing the shoulder joint, particularly in labor-intensive jobs or overhead activities, can lead to tendinitis. Poor posture may also play a role by altering tendon forces, causing inflammation and impingement when raising the arm.

Rotator Cuff Tear: The rotator cuff comprises four muscles, tendons, and soft tissue around the shoulder joint, guiding proper shoulder joint movement. Injuries, poor posture, or overuse can lead to a partial or complete rotator cuff tear. Depending on the severity and circumstances, surgery may be necessary, but physiotherapy at Healthy Life Physio & Wellness Scarborough can significantly reduce pain, restore strength, and increase rotator cuff range of motion.

Experience Natural Relief at Healthy Life Physio & Wellness Scarborough

Physiotherapy offers a natural, non-invasive, and comfortable way to address shoulder pain, without the need for medication or surgery. Our Scarborough, ON physiotherapists have effectively treated numerous shoulder pain cases, and many patients experience improvement and relief within a few sessions.

Our physiotherapists are experts in diagnosing the cause of your pain through various diagnostic techniques. They evaluate your strength, stamina, coordination, range of motion, joint mobility, and medical history to identify the source of your shoulder pain. After determining the cause, they create a personalized treatment plan that includes different physiotherapy techniques to relieve or eliminate your pain.

Don’t let shoulder pain control your life! Healthy Life Physio & Wellness Scarborough will help you regain control and return to your daily activities. Contact Us Today at our Scarborough, Toronto center to schedule an appointment and embark on your path to complete shoulder pain relief.