Shoulder Pain Treatment in Thornhill
Sporting Edge Physiotherapy Treatment approach to Shoulder pain.
We use a combination of hands on treatment to help restore joint range of motion, muscle function, nerve mobility and to reduce pain. Treatment techniques may include joint mobilization or manipulation and soft tissue mobilization techniques. A comprehensive manual physiotherapy approach always involves biomechanical analysis and exercise prescription to augment/maintain the gains made in treatment. The exercise prescription for the treatment of shoulder pain would focus on strengthening rotator cuff muscles through band exercises. This is only the beginning, as we would progress to building your strength for activities of daily living through gentle body weight and ball strengthening activities, and then finally progress to more difficult functional exercises to get you back to your sport or activity of choice.
Our goal is not to give you the shoulder you had before that caused you to get into this pain situation but to make you healthier and stronger so this does not happen again.
Information About Shoulder Problems
Shoulder problems including pain, are one of the more common reasons for physician visits for musculoskeletal symptoms. The shoulder is the most movable joint in the body. However, it is an unstable joint because of the range of motion allowed. This instability increases the likelihood of joint injury, often leading to a degenerative process in which tissues break down and no longer function well. Shoulder pain may be localized or may be deferred to areas around the shoulder or down the arm.
Common Shoulder injuries and how you get them
Dislocations occur when there is a backward pull on the arm that either catches the muscles unprepared to resist or overwhelms the muscles.
A partial dislocation where the upper arm bone is partially in and partially out of the socket is called a subluxation.
A shoulder separation occurs where the collarbone (clavicle) meets the shoulder blade (scapula). When ligaments that hold the AC (acromioclavicular) joint together are partially or completely torn, the outer end of the clavicle may slip out of place, preventing it from properly meeting the scapula. Most often the injury is caused by a blow to the shoulder or by falling on an outstretched hand.
Tendinitis, Bursitis, Impingement syndrome, and Rotator cuff tears
The conditions above are closely related and may occur alone or in combination. If the rotator cuff and bursa are irritated, inflamed, and swollen, they may become squeezed between the head of the humerus (arm bone) and the acromion (part of the shoulder). Repeated motion involving the arms, or the aging process involving shoulder motion over many years, may also irritate and wear down the tendons, muscles, and surrounding structures.
In tendinitis ( inflammation of a tendon) of the shoulder, the rotator cuff and/or biceps tendon become inflamed, usually as a result of being pinched by surrounding structures. An inflamed bursa (fluid filled sac that provides a cushion between bones and tendons) is called bursitis.
The term “rotator cuff” refers to a group of four tendons that blend together as they attach to the upper end of the arm bone (humerus). Normally these tendons transmit the force of muscles originating on the shoulder blade (scapula) to the arm providing motion and stability. The most commonly affected tendon is that of the supraspinatus muscle. Defects in the rotator cuff can come from an injury (cuff tear) or from degeneration (cuff wear).
Thornhill is a suburban centre in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) of Southern Ontario, located by Vaughan Ontario. Thornhill is a community that is quite affluent and is located immediately south of Richmond Hill. Sporting Edge Physiotherapy is a physiotherapist in Thornhill and has many physiotherapy patients who come from Thornhill to their physiotherapy clinic in Vaughan, Ontario.