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SHOULDER PAIN

If you have shoulder pain or stiffness or aches, you may be like others and believe it will just “go away on it’s own” or that you will have to live with it.  It’s probably just from moving too much yesterday is what your internal voice might be saying. 

But now it doesn’t seem to be “going away”.

If this is happening to you, you're not alone - we hear this type of thing all the time. In fact shoulder pain is a problem we see more and more of in our Home Program at Achieva Rehab.

Everyone like you wants to know the same things:

“Why Am I Hurting?”

Or

“Why Is This Pain Lasting So Long?  Nothing I’ve Tried Has Worked.”

Many people just like you think that shoulder pain will disappear without doing anything like a magician’s assistant in a large black box.  Six months later, not only is the pain still around…it’s worse!”

Does That Sound Like You?

Some people have decided to do something about it so they see their family doctor who tells them to rest, take medications and “see how it goes”.  Sounds like a plan…surely that is what will work.

Unfortunately this is rarely the best advice. A lot of times, they end up going back to the doctor again because the pain hasn’t changed.  This time, they're told by their doctor to see a specialist whose advice is a shot or have surgery. This explains why so many people are living with chronic pain.

Has This Happened To You?

Why does pain last longer than it should? It's easy to get confused because you've been told so many different things by different people. There are lots of people out there who are happy to give you advice, but not all of the things you hear are reliable.

Your shoulder pain might have been caused by something like lifting or bending awkwardly, but it could have been caused by other things that were never properly taken care of (e.g. poor posture, stiffness, weakness and muscle imbalance etc.) These things along with that time you lifted something awkwardly, finally caused that pain you are experiencing.

The shoulder is very complex and the pain can be very confusing. Because of that many people end up accepting that shoulder pain is just part of being lucky enough to live a long life.

Do You Feel That Way Too?

 

If You’re Currently Living With Shoulder Pain, Here Are 7 Reasons Why It Could Be Lasting Longer Than It Should:

·1. You thought it would go away on its own - but it didn’t.

·2. You went to the Doctor who told you to rest and take pain medications - but the pills either did NOT help, or helped only for a short period of time.  (Your body can actually get used to the pain meds and they become less effective).

·3. A friend, or family told you that they’ve gotten shoulder pain as they get older, so you just accepted it.

·4. You tried other Healthcare Professionals, or a Physical Therapist in the past, unsuccessfully.

·5. You tried YouTube exercises but they either did nothing, or made your shoulder pain worse.

·6. You thought it would be a good idea to rest because your pain was so bad, but all that did was make it feel even more stiff and tight.  And..your muscles weakened.

·7. You decided to get a few “massages” hoping that would fix the pain, but all they did was feel nice and relaxing, and didn’t do anything to fix it long term…

If any of these things have happened to you, we would love to help you by inviting you to schedule a FREE Phone Call with one of our expert physical therapists. The fact that you tried any, (or all) of these things is actually a good thing because when you know what doesn't work, we will be closer to finding the thing that does.

Click the link below to schedule a free telephone consultation. The phone call is complementary and there is no obligation to book any appointments with us after! Our goal is to help you make the right decision about what is the best next step.

 

 

“What Can I Do To Get Rid Of My Shoulder Pain Quickly?”...

Well, here's 4 things you can do:

·​1. First, you need to decide to get help. So many people put off getting help right away.  “A stitch in time saves nine.”  Right?  So true.  Six months of waiting makes it worse. 

·​2. Avoid sitting and sleeping in awkward positions - ever woken up with a painful neck? Or, after a long day spent sitting felt tightness in your shoulders? That’s because one of the worst things you can do that adds to neck and/or shoulder pain is sitting with bad posture, and sleeping in awkward positions. It would really help if you were given appropriate strengthening exercises for better posture, alongside hands-on treatment, to get you active and healthy as quickly as possible.. 

·​3. Get real, “hands-on” Physical Therapy - Specialized Physical Therapy is proven to help people with Shoulder pain. In fact, it’s a very common problem that we treat with our In-Home Physical Therapy Program at Achieva Rehab.  If your shoulder pain is affecting your job, your ability to keep active, if it threatens your mobility and independence or gets in the way of spending quality time with family and friends – expert PT will help you back on the path to joy.

·​4. Next, do the RIGHT exercises - one of the best things to help you ease your shoulder pain is to do the right series of corrective exercises - specifically created for you by our expert Physical Therapist to help reduce pain, and allow you to move freely again quick - and make sure you get back to doing the things you love to do!

“How Can Choosing to See a Physical Therapist at Achieva Rehab Help You Get Rid of Your Shoulder Pain - In The Next Few Days?”

Here’s just a few of the things our Physical Therapy Team can do for you:

·​We can help you find out the source of your pain, which is what starts recovery.

·We can help take away the pain and stiffness.

·​We can get you sleeping well again and living with more energy each day.

·We will help encourage the healing process and we will provide you with the right advice and proper exercises that will speed up your recovery.

·​We can help you put an end to taking all those pills.

·We can help you avoid surgery - and painful injections.

·We can help you get back to enjoying quality time with family and friends that knee pain has stolen from you.

 

·We can help you to finally get a good night’s sleep without tossing and turning trying to find that one position that feels right.

·We can help you to sit more comfortably and work longer than 15 minutes without your shoulder feeling weak and painful.

·We can help end the ineffective cycle of doctor visits.

Basically, we can help you get back to living life, free from chronic pain and full of JOY!

See how Achieva Rehabilitation Has Changed the Lives of People Just Like You...