Shoulder pain treatment in St. Peters, MO

Treating Shoulder Pain

Your shoulders are responsible for a lot of the actions you complete in your daily life. In fact, your shoulders are responsible for keeping your arms attached to your body in the first place.

Shoulders are big and complicated joints. They are made up of many interconnected ligaments, tendons and muscles that hold the joint in place and allow mobility. When one of these tissues or the bone or cartilage is hurt, you can lose the use of the entire shoulder. That’s why it’s so important to see a physical therapist for shoulder pain treatment when the shoulder is in serious pain.

What causes shoulder pain?

There are different levels of shoulder pain that each has different causes. Many types of shoulder pain are minor and go away after a few days of rest and home treatments. However, shoulder pain that is severe or crippling may be the sign of a serious condition. This kind of shoulder pain can include:

  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Pinched nerve
  • Dislocation and more

Why should people with shoulder pain see a physical therapist?

At Excel Sports and Physical Therapy in St. Peters, Missouri, all of our physical therapists are experts in treating the musculoskeletal system. This system includes the bones, joints, muscles and connective tissues in your body. All of which are part of your shoulder.

Our physical therapists can evaluate your condition to determine the cause of pain and the best course of treatment. All treatments are personalized to your needs as an individual, but you can generally expect your treatment to include some of the following:

  • Exercises and stretches
  • Hands-on manipulation
  • Massage therapy
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Hot and cold therapy
  • Ultrasound and more

In cases where surgery is necessary for treatment, physical therapy can still help. Physical therapists can strengthen and stretch the affected area before and after surgery to help promote faster recovery after surgery.

Schedule shoulder pain treatment at Excel Sports and Physical Therapy in St. Peters, MO

Do you have a shoulder injury that is keeping you from using your arm? Do you live with severe shoulder pain that you can’t take any more? Contact our team today for more information or to schedule an initial appointment.

Our St. Peters Mexico Road location:

4800 Mexico Road

Suite 104

St. Peters, Missouri 63376

Excel Sports and Physical Therapy serves patients from multiple locations in the St. Louis area. Please visit our locations page to discover other clinics that may be more convenient for you.