Physical therapists treat shoulder pain here in Brewer, ME

If you live in or near Brewer, Maine, and you have shoulder pain, you may think you can’t find help nearby. However, there is a team of physical therapists that can treat your shoulder pain. In fact, Back in Motion Physical Therapy has a clinic in Brewer that offers customized shoulder pain treatment plans.

Two shoulder pain causes our Brewer clinic physical therapists can treat

Our team of physical therapists has helped patients with many types of shoulder issues, but there are two types of shoulder pain in particular that we often treat.

One issue that can cause shoulder pain is a rotator cuff injury. The rotator cuff is a shoulder structure that’s made up of four muscles and tendons. Your rotator cuff has a very important job, and this is to help keep the ball of your upper arm bone in the shoulder socket. When your rotator cuff is injured, shoulder pain is one common symptom people have. Other symptoms of this injury may include difficulty moving your arm and difficulty sleeping on the injured shoulder.

A second type of shoulder pain our therapists can treat is pain caused by a labrum tear. The labrum is a rim of cartilage that cushions the outer edge of the shoulder socket. Like the rotator cuff, the labrum helps keep the ball of the upper arm bone in the shoulder socket. It also helps provide cushioning that makes shoulder movement easier. Besides shoulder pain, labrum tears may also cause feelings of catching or grinding when the shoulder is moved. Also, you may notice popping sounds during shoulder movements.

In addition to these two issues, our therapy team can also develop plans to help you treat the pain and other symptoms of shoulder issues like:

  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Separated or dislocated shoulder
  • Strains and sprains

If you don’t want to live with shoulder pain any more, our physical therapists at Back in Motion Physical Therapy in Brewer are here to help you. It’s even easy to get started with your shoulder pain treatment.

Contact our team today for more information or to schedule an initial appointment.