HIT YOUR ACHES & PAINS ACROSS THE NET! INSIDE: • Use It Or Lose It • Relieve Shoulder Pain In Minutes • Patient Success Spotlight • Healthy Recipe • Q&A with Shaun Hilburn PT, DPT
Whether you have pain or have been suffering for a long time, seeing a physical therapist at Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers can help you return to a more active and pain-free life. Give us a call today:
• NORTHEAST OFFICE: 915-755-0738 • EAST OFFICE: 915-593-4985 • WEST OFFICE: 915-313-6331 • JOE BATTLE OFFICE: (915) 855-7780
Injury Causes Manyshoulder injuriesresultfromtasksrequiringheavy liftingorrepetitivereaching motions. Along with manual labor jobs, work around the house such as cleaning gutters or hanging up wet clothes are common culprits. Inaddition,athleticpursuits likeweightlifting,swimming,andtenniscanunfortunately lead toshoulder injuries.Alongwith theseactivities,passivemovementscanalso be a problem. If you have continuous poor posture, the improper positioning of your shoulders, can make you extra vulnerable to scapula (shoulder blade) and rotator cuff injuries. Know the Warning Signs Allofusexperienceoccasionalachesandpainsfromdoingtoomuch,whichdoes not necessarily mean a chronic problem is emerging. However, when those pains don’t go away, or when the uncomfortable feelings have certain characteristics,
it’s important not to ignore them, and seek help. If you keep experiencing shoulder clicking or “popping,” for example, it may indicate a more serious problem in the shoulder area. Sharp pain should also be checked out with your physical therapist, as this means the shoulder joint is not moving in good alignment. There are also more easily-ignored symptoms, like a dull painthatrunsalongthesideofyourarm,orsuddenarmweaknesswhenever you try to carry something or reach for an object. These symptoms, you should definitely not ignore. If you are experiencing shoulder, elbow or wrist pain and need relief now, contact the professional therapists at Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers for a chance at a pain free and active life!
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