Shoulder Pain

Equipoise Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy located in Fort Lee, NJ

Shoulder pain is a common complaint that may be due to overuse, rotator cuff problems, or a wide variety of other issues. Regardless of what’s causing your symptoms, Dipty Mali, DPT, MBA, CKTP, and her team at Equipoise Physical Therapy can create a treatment program that relieves your pain and helps protect your shoulder from further injury. This thriving practice, located in Jersey City, New Jersey, has a stellar reputation for providing exceptional physical therapy services in an environment dedicated to personalized, one-on-one care. Schedule a visit today. Call the office or book your appointment online.

Shoulder Pain Q & A

Why is shoulder pain so common?

Your shoulders typically get a vigorous workout every day, even if you never step foot into a gym. Rolling out of bed, brushing your hair, opening the fridge, and other routine daily tasks engage your shoulder joint, muscles, and tendons. This nearly constant motion can make your shoulder joints more susceptible to overuse and pain.

Add in a workout, an afternoon baseball game with the kids, or shoveling snow from the driveway at the end of your day, and you’ve got a perfect recipe for tired, painful shoulders. Throw in a sports injury, trauma from a fall, or joints affected by aging or arthritis, and you’ve got significant pain that may require surgery.

What conditions cause shoulder pain?

Most shoulder pain is related to:

  • Tendon inflammation or tear, such as rotator cuff tear
  • Bursitis
  • Joint instability
  • Arthritis that causes deterioration of the protective cartilage within your joints
  • Fractured or broken bone

Frozen shoulder can also cause significant shoulder pain and stiffness and may occur if your shoulder joint is not exercised adequately following an injury.

What can physical therapy do for shoulder pain?

Physical therapy is often a mainstay of shoulder pain treatment. Your surgeon may recommend rehabilitative treatment at Equipoise Physical Therapy following repair of rotator cuff tear or other shoulder injury. Your doctor may also prescribe physical therapy to reduce pain, improve joint mobility, and delay the need for surgery.

Equipoise Physical Therapy offers a full range of physical therapy services that can provide relief from your discomfort, restore joint mobility, and speed healing of your shoulder.  

Your treatment may include:

  • Shoulder-specific strengthening exercises
  • Joint mobilization/stabilization
  • Stretching exercises to promote flexibility
  • Therapeutic kinesiology taping
  • Exercises to improve shoulder range of motion 
  • Heat therapy and massage to decrease pain and improve mobility
  • Home exercise programs to speed healing

If you’re engaged in a sport, Dr. Mali can also add sport-specific exercises and therapies designed to get you back on the field or court and help prevent future injuries.

For effective solutions to your shoulder pain, schedule a visit at Equipoise Physical Therapy today by calling the office or booking your appointment online.