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What is the Cause of Your Shoulder Pain?

Shoulder Pain can be prevented with physical therapy!

One of the most important components of the shoulder is the rotator cuff. It’s the group of muscles and tendons that hold the bones of the shoulder joint together. Rotator cuff injuries are a common cause of shoulder pain. The rotator cuff helps keep the shoulder steady as the arm moves. Injury to the Rotator cuff often causes pain in the front or outside of the shoulder.  If your rotator cuff is injured it can be hard to lift things overhead or raise your arms.


Another cause of shoulder pain is bursitis, which is where the bursae or fluid sacs in your shoulder that prevent tendons from rubbing on bone, become inflamed. This can be painful, and again, make overhead motion difficult. The shoulder can also become dislocated when the head of the upper arm bone (the humerus) pops out of its socket. This can cause severe pain.


 Arthritis can also cause pain in the shoulder by creating pain and stiffness in the shoulder joint. There are different forms of arthritis which can affect the shoulder and cause pain.


If you are experiencing shoulder pain, here are some signs to watch out for;

Does your shoulder feel stiff? Check your range of motion, is it hard to rotate your arm?

Does your shoulder feel like it’s slipping out of place or that it could pop out of its socket?

Does your shoulder lack the muscle strength to carry out simple task?


The shoulder often takes a long time to heal so the sooner you seek treatment the better. At Reddy Care Physical and Occupational Therapy, we have an expert team of physical therapists that will help you pinpoint and diagnose the cause of your shoulder pain and get you on a program to manage and alleviate symptoms. Call us today and get started with your treatment right away!

Reddy Care Great Neck (Great Neck Physical Therapy): 516-829-0030
Reddy Care Farmingdale (Farmingdale Physical Therapy): 516-420-2900
In-Home Physical & Occupational Therapy: 516-829-0030


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