Conservative Care for the Painful Shoulder

How to Treat Shoulder Pain

Treat Shoulder Pain Locally in McHenry, IL

shoulderpainTwenty-two to 46% of those who see a doctor for shoulder pain report a history of shoulder pain. By nature, shoulder pain is a chronic problem. However, there is hope for those who would like pain relief and a better quality of life.

In a study published in the August, 2004 issue of Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, they concluded that long-term relief can be obtained

Physical therapists provide the type of care that was used in this study. In this study of 82 patients, exercise, joint mobilization (hands-on techniques), and electrical stimulation were used. Cortisone injection was provided to 33 patients but was the preferred treatment for just 17 of the 82 subjects. The rest were treated with physical therapy techniques.

On follow up, 60 of the 82 patients had no pain with reaching. Pain relief was also significant. Patients reported that there was a 35% improvement in pain with most of the subjects having no pain at all. The remaining 22 still had some pain. There are the tools that physical therapists can offer you.

Conservative physical therapy techniques can provide significant, long-term pain relief to a high percentage of those suffering from chronic shoulder pain.

If you or someone you know suffers from chronic shoulder pain, have them give us a call.

Quality Medical Internet Links to Help with Shoulder Pain

The Internet it full of billions of pages of information. It is easy to get lost. How can you believe what you read? One physician stated that his patients come in with “mis-information from the Evil Internet.”  We would like to provide you with some reliable websites that are known for their quality of information. Here are their links:

http://www.apta.org
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http://www.arthritis.org
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http://www.aaos.org
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