Appalachian: Shoulder, Elbow & Wrist Pain


“I am already feeling better!” “Nice and welcoming people. Helpful every time I asked. Great session with Colleen; after only one visit I am already feeling better. Thanks for everything.” - Orlane H., Harrisonburg, VA “Marked improvement in my posture!” “Great place to go, I’ve had PT elsewhere nearby and I liked this a lot better. I got much more time with the therapist and he really worked some of the soreness out my back. I have a double scoliosis and there has been a marked improvement in my posture and upper and mid back soreness. I was also given a stress band so I could continue my workout routine at home. Definitely where I will go from now on.” - Matthew N., Broadway, VA “Very thorough and effective!” “I find Appalachian PT very friendly, helpful and efficient. My treatment has been very thorough and effective.” - Rhoda E., Elkton, VA “Attention to detail!” “Attention to detail and scope of interventions ” - Dauphine W., Southern Pines, NC 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. 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.

Don’t assume that pain in your elbows, wrists or shoulders 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, wrists and elbows, contact your physical therapist.

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“Quality and caring!” “Quality and caring in one package.” - Crystl W., Rockingham, VA “Really care about their patients!” “The people at Appalachian physical therapy seem to really care about their patients and they also try to make it fun! ” - Catherine L., Rockingham, VA “Alleviating problem areas!” “Hands-on therapy and extra time devoted to alleviating problem areas.” - James P., Whispering Pines, NC “I wouldn’t go anywhere else!” “Wonderful staff and proven results. I wouldn’t go anywhere else for PT.” - Richard L., Pinehurst, NC “I always come out with a great response!” “I always recommend this place for physical therapy. This is my second time having had their services. I always come out with a great response. Thanks from me to all the staff. Thank you for your service.” - Ima H., Carthage, NC

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