AspenRehab: Shoulder, Elbow, & Wrist Pain





Getting a Handle on Shoulder, Elbow, &Wrist Pain Discover how to relieve shoulder, elbow, & wrist pain.

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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 or at home— including shoulder, elbow, and wrist pain. Shoulder, elbow, and wrist injuries are especially common as a result of 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

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. Wave goodbye to pain in your hands, shoulders, elbows and wrists 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 lifeduring any other time in human history —

“ is especially important to be able to recognize when an injury develops...”

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. 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 • Muscle strain • Dislocation or hyperextension of the joints

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 toweight gain, which increases your risk for a long list of obesity-related diseases. This puts

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One of the biggest concerns regarding pain in the shoulder, elbow, and wrist 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 iswhy somany issues regarding pain in the shoulder, elbows, and wrists 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. Treating Shoulder, Elbow and 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.

WAND SHOULDER FLEXION Lyingonyourback andholdingawand, palms facedownonboth sides, slowly raise thewand towards overhead. Repeat 5 times. EXERCISE ESSENTIALS Strengthens Shoulders Don’t assume that pain in your shoulder, 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. Exercises copyright of


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Our staff is taking extra steps to ensure safety at this time. You may notice some changes that Aspen Rehab has implemented to protect our patients and staff. These include: 1. Surface Skin Scanners to identify fever. 2. Thermometer Checks for high surface skin readings. 3. No services for any staff/patients that fail tests or show signs of coughing/fever/ sore throat. 4. Infection control via all surface and equipment disinfection multiple times daily and between patient use. Hand washing!! Currently, we are encouraging patients to stay home if they are not feeling well. Otherwise, we are here and ready to see patients. If you have any questions about your appointments, please reach out to us. We are following the recommendations of the CDC. It is very important for our patients to understand that they need to get information from reliable sources. We do NOT recommend that you trust any information posted on socialmedia. This includes re-posts of articles. Always

We have compiled our information from reliable sources about the coronavirus for you. Coronavirus Resources: • CDC page about Coronavirus

• Coronavirus Fact Sheet • What to do if you are sick • Stop the spread of germs • Symptoms of coronavirus

Sincerely, TimWeyant, MS PT Executive Director Aspen Rehab



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