Whether you love playing sports like pickleball, tennis, and golf, or if you love to run, lift weights, and enjoy a pilates session, we appreciate these activities are a really important part of your life.
Exercise is vital for your health, helps you feel great, keeps you strong and independent, and can also be a great way to socialize.
But lately, we've seen a lot of people visiting our physical therapy clinic with shoulder pain that's taking the fun out of exercising, and in some cases, stopping them entirely!
If your shoulder pain is meaning you aren't able to do certain exercises in the gym or can't last a full round of golf, there are things that you can do to fix shoulder pain quickly, and naturally.
We want to get you back to doing what you love, and in this blog, you can learn more about what is causing your shoulder pain, and how to relieve shoulder pain when exercising and playing sports.
What Causes Shoulder Pain When Exercising?
The causes of shoulder pain vary from person to person, but during exercise and when playing sports, the common causes of shoulder pain are often:
• Rotator cuff tears or strains
• Overuse injuries such as tendinitis, bursitis, or impingement
• Loss of mobility due to scar tissue and adhesions
• Muscle imbalances in the shoulder
• Poor posture or technique with certain exercises
All of these shoulder injuries can be treated WITHOUT pills, injections, and surgery, even if you've struggled with shoulder pain for years.
Acute Shoulder Problems
If your shoulder pain has got much worse after a fall on the tennis court, or it's become very sore after your latest workout, you may have caused a tear or strain on muscles, ligaments, or tendons that support the shoulder joint.
For the rare few, shoulder problems after an incident can heal by itself, but in nearly all cases, the shoulder isn't able to recover fully.
This can spiral into a much more serious injury that keeps coming back and becomes more and more painful.
Chronic Shoulder Problems
If you've experienced shoulder pain for a long time, and it's gradually become worse and worse, it's more likely that your shoulder pain is caused by conditions like tendinitis, bursitis, or even arthritis.
Other causes can be imbalances in the shoulders that stabilize the shoulder, or poor posture which is leading to misalignment of the shoulder joint, which creates pain and tightness during exercise.
At Titan Physical Therapy in Lexington, we are currently offering a limited number of Free Shoulder Pain Assessments where you can share your story, learn more about why your shoulder pain is getting worse, and how to get fast, natural pain relief.
To arrange your Free Shoulder Pain Assessments, call our team on 859-303-6393.
How To Treat Shoulder Pain
Treating shoulder pain is a complex issue, and it's likely you've tried to fix your shoulder pain before.
Maybe you tried to rest it and take painkillers after hearing this advice from your doctor.
You might have even tried exercises to ease your shoulder pain but found no relief.
Or you've compromised with your life...
You only play 9 holes instead of 18 on the golf course, or you've stopped lifting weights and only do cardio now in the gym.
But don't lose hope.
Often the problem, when people try to fix their shoulder pain, is that they aren't addressing the root cause of the shoulder pain.
So any relief they do manage to get is short-term, and their shoulder pain keeps coming back or gets worse.
If you want to truly treat your shoulder pain, you first need to identify exactly what is causing your shoulder pain, and then have a personalized treatment plan that is specifically created for you, and your shoulder.
That's what we do at Titan Physical Therapy, and why patients who visit us, get fast results after years of trying and failing with other approaches.
Instead of rushing you out of the door with a prescription of pills, or pushing you down the terrifying route of painful injections and risky surgery, we take the time to learn exactly what is happening with your shoulder, and your body as a whole.
Once you have this, your recovery is much more certain, because you know that our recommendations and treatments for your shoulder pain are designed specifically with you in mind.
We want to get you out of pain fast, sleeping peacefully, and easily doing your jobs around the house.
We want to get you back in the gym 4 times a week, training hard and feeling great.
We want you to be able to play ball with the grandchildren and enjoy a game of pickleball with your friends.
To put an end to your shoulder pain, start with a 100% Free Shoulder Pain Assessment by calling us on 859-303-6393 or clicking HERE to arrange your Free Shoulder Pain Assessment.
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No problem - You can arrange a Free Telephone Consultation and speak to our expert team from the comfort of your own home.
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