Is That Painful Shoulder Limiting Your Fun Time?

At the end of the day do you experience bothersome shoulder pain?  Is that cranky shoulder preventing you from playing that game of tennis or playing with your grand kids?  Does that achy shoulder wake you up in the middle of the night?  You are not alone, a significant number of people suffer with shoulder and rotator cuff pain.  Did you know physical therapy can help avoid surgery and provide relief from that bothersome pain?

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The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that surround the head of your upper arm (the humerus) and stabilize it in the shallow socket of the shoulder.  A rotator cuff injury might be a dull ache during the day that worsens with activities and becomes sharp in the middle of the night.

Rotator cuff injuries are common in people who have to repeatedly perform overhead activities as part of their daily routine.  This type of injury is common with painters, construction workers, and those who play recreational golf and tennis.

What most people with a rotator cuff injury don’t realize is a good number of them can rehabilitate with physical therapy and can avoid the need for rotator cuff surgery.  Even of the injury is severe, and surgery is required, a physical therapist is the specialist who can help return normal range of motion, strength, and return to function.

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Andrew Vertson

Andrew Vertson

Andrew received his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from California State University, Fresno in 1991. He then earned his Master’s degree of Physical Therapy in 1996 and his Doctorate degree of Physical Therapy in 2002 from Loma Linda University. In 1996 he also earned his Certification as an Athletic Trainer. He has also completed extensive post-graduate course work in orthopedic manual therapy through Kaiser-West Los Angeles and the Ola Grimsby Institute.
Andrew Vertson

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