Limitless PTS: Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist Pain



It’s time to say goodbye to shoulder, elbow and wrist pain once and for all. Identifying the cause of your pain and taking steps to combat ill habits that may be contributing to your discomfort can have a significant impact on your quality of life. (continued inside)

INSIDE : • Relieving Your Shoulder, Elbow & Wrist Pain • Treating Your Shoulder, Elbow & Wrist Pain

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INSIDE : • Treating Your Shoulder, Elbow & Wrist Pain • Patient - Client Success Story Wave goodbye to pain in your hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders with targeted techniques from your experienced physical therapists. What is Causing the Pain? Think about the tasks that make up the majority of your day-to-day life. It is often said that life in the 21st century is way easier on the body than life during any other time in human history — and it’s true that there is a fair amount of evidence to support this idea. Rather than spending all of your days working in a factory or on a farm, the vast majority of Americans work indoors, often at a computer for a predetermined number of hours week after week. But this new lifestyle isn’t exactly harmless for the body, either. There are plenty of ways in which the common tasks of 21st-century life put the body under a great deal of stress. Sedentary lifestyles frequently contribute to weight gain, which increases your risk for a long list of obesity-related diseases. This puts additional stress on your body, which could result in pain in crucial joints like your shoulders, elbows and yes, even your wrists. But even aside from that, there are a lot of potential issues that your body can face as a result of sedentary behavior in the workplace — including shoulder, elbow and wrist pain. Shoulder, elbow and wrist injuries are especially common as a result of workplace injury and overuse. While it is sometimes possible to take action to prevent an injury from developing, it is especially important to be able to recognize when an injury develops and to understand ways that you can combat that injury by identifying what may have caused the pain to develop in the first place.

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Common issues that can lead to shoulder, elbow and wrist pain include: • Issues with poor posture • Carpal tunnel syndrome, which can develop from overuse of the wrist and regular, repetitive motions, such as typing • Heavy lifting • Athletic injuries • Muscle sprain and strains • Dislocation or hyperextension of the joints One of the biggest concerns regarding pain in the wrist, elbow and shoulder is that it is difficult to impossible to actually allow these parts of the body time to rest. Every movement and action requires these body parts — and when the pain develops in both arms, as it often does, treating the pain becomes even more complicated. It is impossible to care for your basic needs without involving your shoulder or wrist, let alone get through a day at the office. This is why so many issues regarding pain in the wrists, elbows and shoulders typically become chronic. Since it is difficult to allow these body parts time to properly rest, they continue being overused and the pain can actually worsen. If you suffer from shoulder, elbow and wrist pain, you still have options. Call TODAY to schedule with Limitless Physical Therapy Specialists!


POSTERIOR SHOULDER STRETCH Sit or stand with good posture. Reach across your chest. Use your other arm to pull a little bit further. Repeat 7 times on both sides. Stretches Shoulder EXERCISE OF THE MONTH Try this movement if you are experiencing shoulder pain

Treating Your Shoulder, Elbow & Wrist Pain

Addressing the pain early on is the best way to prevent an issue from becoming chronic. Turning to medication and braces for pain management is not a long-term solution and will only push off the inevitable truth — that you need to find a solution for the problem that is causing you pain. Physical therapy is the ideal tool for support in this regard. Working with a physical therapist will provide you with an opportunity to understand what movements may be causing further discomfort, and can help you to strengthen the surrounding muscles while improving range of motion, which together will likely alleviate some of the pain associated with your injury. Don’t assume that pain in your shoulders, elbows or wrists will go away on its own. It is more common for the pain to worsen, and compensating for the pain by overusing the opposite arm can cause further injury to develop. For support with learning how to manage the pain, and to learn exercises and techniques that can help you overcome the injury and restore proper strength and functionality to your shoulders, elbows and wrists, contact your physical therapist. If you are suffering with shoulder, elbow, or wrist pain, call us today to learn more about how we can relieve your pain, returning you to a more active, pain-free life!

Ciara Rosato, Care Coordinator STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Ciara grew up in Canandaigua where she was known for her athleticism in soccer and track. She took her personal drive for success to Liberty University in Virginia where she received her bachelor’s degree in Communications. After moving back to the area, she met her husband, Sam, while playing on their church softball team - she had never played softball before then.

“Challenge yourself. Life is about taking healthy steps to grow on a personal, spiritual and professional level. Taking the leap to play softball for the first time sure worked out in my favor, just like making the decision to care for your body will work out for you!” After living in the beautiful north country for three years, family brought her and her husband back to the Rochester area once again. She enjoys helping others and seeing growth in all aspects of the lives of the people around her, which is why we entrust her with our customer service and marketing initiatives. Ciara loves building friendships, exploring the outdoors, hunting, and spending time with her family and golden retriever.


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Back To School & Sports

There is nothing more exciting than taking on a new challenge, sport or activity at school. For most of us, the thrill of accomplishing a physical goal is what we live for. However, are you prepared for it? How do most injuries occur? Most sports injuries occur from ill-prepared individuals who just jump into the activity without first increasing their strength, endurance and flexibility. Your muscles, tendons, ligaments and other tissues need to be warmed up to work properly. They take enormous strain during running and sports activities. Therefore, if they are not in top condition, they are more prone to injury. Before and after Knowing the right exercises to prepare for fitness activities is key. Our physical therapy experts have years of experience rehabilitating people after injuries and returning them pain-free to the activities they enjoy. What some people might not know is that physical therapists put specific exercise plans together based on your needs to prevent injury. If you do start to experience pain with activities, Limitless PTS can get you back to enjoying your activities pain-free. Call today to learn more how our programs can help you feel great! Preparing your body… It is important to do sports activities, fitness and a host of other physical activities to keep you healthy and happy. With a little bit of preparation, you can easily do these activities and decrease your risk for injury.

I wanted to just reach out and say thank you for giving me such a solid foundation. Despite the high volume training, I’ve been able to stay injury-free (knock on wood) to date! I always cite my sessions with you for putting me on the right track. I’ve now done 2 full Ironmans (so far)! I’m training for my third 70.3 this season. I’ve done tons of other races too, of course. I hope you and your family are doing well!! - Lori FREE SCREEN EVENT FOR PATIENTS SUFFERING FROM SHOULDER OR ELBOW PAIN! The purpose of this event is to help all types of patients, young and old, that feel they could benefit from this Hip Pain Free Screen Event. If you or someone you know would like to take advantage of this Free Screen Event, please call Limitless Physical Therapy Specialists at the number provided below: (585) 869-5140 ALL DAY! THURSDAY, SEPT. 26TH

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