Shoulder Injury

Common Causes of Shoulder Injuries Seen at Orange County Physical Therapy

It is important for everyone to take care of their joints, and one of the most commonly injured parts of the body is the shoulder. There are lots of different types of shoulder injuries ranging from dislocation to tendinitis, a labral tear, rotator cuff impingement, repetitive strain, and more. The team from Orange County Physical Therapy is here to make sure that everyone in the local area has access to a high-quality physical therapy team that can address these injuries in an appropriate manner.

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Causes and Types of Shoulder Injuries

There are a number of common causes of shoulder injuries that everyone should keep in mind. One of the most common causes of shoulder injuries is overuse. This is common in individuals who participate in sports that involve repetitive overhand motion. Two of the most common examples include baseball and swimming. Those who spend excessive hours training can develop pain, weakness, and inflammation throughout the joint.

Another common cause of shoulder injury is something called bursitis. This is inflammation that develops around the outside of the shoulder capsule in a sac called the bursa. As the sac becomes inflamed, people will notice that they are having trouble moving their shoulders in certain directions. A trained chiropractor can help someone treat bursitis, restoring motion in the shoulder.

Sometimes, people develop pain in their shoulder due to something called a pinched nerve. This happens when the shoulder joint becomes inflamed and starts to pinch the nerve as it passes through the shoulder joint. This may cause someone to develop shooting pains that travel down the arm, similar to an electric shock. 

Most often, people with nagging shoulder pains tend to develop micro tears in the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff is a group of muscles that provides structure, support, and stability to the shoulder itself. A rotator cuff injury will present with pain and profound weakness throughout the joint. If not taken care of, it can lead to full tears, leading to surgery. Some people may think they need surgical repair. However, this isn’t always the case. A physical therapist may be able to provide an alternative treatment option avoiding the need for surgery. 

If you have had any form of shoulder surgery, the necessary steps to maximize your surgery is to seek appropriate help because what good is surgery if your physical therapist does not understand how to rehab you.

Call the Team at Orange County Physical Therapy To Learn More

Sports therapy is a critical part of recovering from a shoulder injury. Whether you are an athlete or not, a shoulder injury from sports can be alleviated with proper treatment at Orange County Physical Therapy. The team from Orange County Physical Therapy is here to ensure that everyone in the local area has access to a highly trained physical therapy team that can not only treat but also prevent injuries from happening as well. To learn more about how we can help you, please call us today to schedule an appointment. We would be honored to take care of you and your family when it comes to shoulder injuries.

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