Overland Park, Kansas physical therapist treats shoulder pain

shoulder pain overland park kansas

The shoulder is a complex joint made up of interwoven tendons, ligaments and muscles that all operate together to help you use your shoulder for everyday tasks. When one of these tissues is injured or damaged in any way, it can be difficult to use your entire shoulder.

It is not unusual to experience some minor shoulder pain occasionally. Minor strains from overuse can benefit from some simple rest and home treatments for a few days. However, serious shoulder pain that is severe, long-lasting and causes other symptoms like immobility, needs professional assistance for treatment.

Why you should visit a physical therapist for shoulder pain

Physical therapists, like those at Specialists in Sports and Orthopedic Rehabilitation (SSOR) in Overland Park, Kansas are licensed health care professionals who can treat all kinds of injuries and conditions, including shoulder pain.

It’s important to get treatment for serious shoulder pain because it can grow worse over time and lead to permanent disability. Serious shoulder pain is often the sign of:

  • Dislocation — A dislocated shoulder is tender, feels out of place and is difficult to move. Your shoulder can dislocate when the connective tissue in your rotator cuff is strained or torn. 
  • Tendinitis — Tendinitis occurs when irritation and inflammation to the shoulder tendons cause pain and lower range of motion in the entire joint. Repetitive motions, like swimming or throwing a ball, are common causes of tendinitis.
  • Bursitis — Bursitis is a condition that causes the bursae in your joints to become inflamed. Your bursae are small sacs of fluid that help cushion your bones and joints. When one of them is inflamed, it can be very painful and cause your shoulder to swell. 
  • Arthritis — Arthritis causes pain and immobility in your shoulders by attacking the cartilage in the joint and causing the bones to rub together.

Severe shoulder pain may also be the sign of a fracture and other serious conditions. Contact your healthcare provider or a physical therapist if your shoulder pain is extreme, lasts longer than a few days and is causing immobility or numbness.

Schedule an appointment for shoulder pain in Overland Park, Kansas

Contact Specialists in Sports and Orthopedic Rehabilitation (SSOR) today if you’re suffering from shoulder pain and would like help from a physical therapist with reducing your pain and restoring your mobility.

Our Overland Park location:

7381 W. 133rd St. #302

Overland Park, Kansas 66212

Specialists in Sports and Orthopedic Rehabilitation (SSOR) also serves patients in the Kansas City area from our clinic in Prairie Village. Please visit our locations page for more information.