Therapy after a shoulder replacement surgery can be intimidating, but rest assured that the physical therapists at Specialized Physical Therapy make it their goal to create a relaxed and effective experience for you to get back to your life. Symptoms Common symptoms leading to a shoulder replacement surgery include shoulder pain, stiffness, clicking or feeling…

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Shoulder pain is a fairly common problem that stems from various underlying causes. Severe shoulder pain can lead to immobility in the shoulder joint and your arm movement. This, in turn, has a drastic impact on the quality of your life. We strongly recommend that you consult one of our physical therapists Dan, Michael, or…

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Shoulder impingement can cause very uncomfortable symptoms and if left untreated could cause greater problems. Thankfully, this diagnosis can be addressed with physical therapy. Symptoms Common symptoms of shoulder impingement are pain in the front of the shoulder when trying to reach above head or behind the back, pain with getting dressed, pain when lying…

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Shoulder pain can be severely limiting in all aspects of life and can greatly interfere with your quality of life, especially when you have shoulder arthritis. Arthritis cannot be cured with physical therapy, but therapy has been shown to prevent surgery in many cases. Symptoms Many times with shoulder arthritis, you will hear cracking or…

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Shoulder bursitis and hip bursitis are painful conditions due to inflamed bursae. These are small and fluid-filled sacs that cushion the tendons, muscles, and bones near the joints. Bursae reduce friction between the moving parts of your body. Although the number varies, your body has around 160 bursae. They are lined with synovial cells, which…

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Shoulder pain can be severely limiting in all aspects of life and can greatly interfere with your quality of life, especially when you have torn a rotator cuff muscle. Seeking early physical therapy treatment for rotator cuff tears may help to prevent worsening of symptoms or further injury. Symptoms Shoulder pain with a rotator cuff…

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The two types of labrum tears that you can experience are a shoulder labral tear and a hip labral tear. The labrum is a part of fibrocartilage or rubbery tissue connected to the cup-shaped rim of your shoulder socket. It lines, reinforces, and prevents the ball of the socket joint from becoming dislodged. It comprises…

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Adhesive capsulitis, also referred to as frozen shoulder, is often a painful and severely limiting shoulder condition. Onset of this pain and stiffness can occur suddenly with or without previous shoulder issues. It typically occurs in women and those older than 45 years. Symptoms Adhesive capsulitis, or frozen shoulder, is characterized by severe pain and…

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Pain with reaching over the head or behind the back are two of the most common symptoms associated with bicep/rotator cuff impingement. Thankfully, this diagnosis can be addressed with physical therapy. Symptoms Common symptoms of bicep/rotator cuff impingement are pain in the front of the shoulder when trying to reach above head or behind teh…

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