We help with…
- Aches & Pain
- Car Accident Injuries
- Work Injuries
- Sports Injuries
- Certified Hand Therapy
- Custom Splinting
As a “ball and socket” joint, the glenohumeral joint (what we think of as the “shoulder”) has a lot of mobility. In fact, it is typically the most mobile joint in the entire body. With all the shoulder’s mobility comes the inherent need for stability. We get some stability from supporting ligaments and cartilage, but most of its stability comes from a strong, balanced and coordinated muscular system.
Common causes of shoulder pain
- Labral tears are common and can be caused by either an acute injury or by repetitive stress. Common symptoms include shoulder pain, “clicking” or “popping” and feelings of instability in the shoulder.
- Rotator cuff tears are common, even in individuals with no shoulder pain. These can be caused by either acute or repetitive use injuries.
- The acromioclavicular joint (AC joint) sits at the top of the shoulder and is often sprained when falling onto your shoulder, running into and object or falling onto an outstretched arm. Pain is typically felt when reaching across your chest, overhead or when directly pressing on the joint.
- Arthritis can affect the shoulder as well, restricting motion and limiting strength due to pain.
Non-surgical options: In most cases of shoulder pain or injury, physical therapy is the first line of treatment. Even if you have a labral tear or rotator cuff tear, evidence shows that physical therapy can be just as effective as surgery in many cases. You are also likely to save on costs and time loss.
Post-surgical care: Following shoulder surgery such as labral repair, rotator cuff repair, debridement, acromioplasty, joint replacement or reconstruction, physical therapy care is integral in helping you to restore motion, strength and function and to reduce your pain.
If you are looking for relief from your shoulder pain, call us now to schedule an examination with one of our skilled orthopedic physical therapists for a specific diagnosis and individualized treatment plan to get you moving in the right direction.
Same Day Splint Service: Performed by Certified Hand Therapist
Wrist, thumb or finger pain is a common problem after an injury. People often turn to bracing to help reduce swelling or pain and allow an injury to rest and heal. With the loads of braces out there, it is often hard to know if you can get by with an off-the-shelf brace or if you need custom splinting. Therapists at Armworks Hand Therapy can help you get the best fitting brace for your injury.
There are essentially two types of splints: Pre-fabricated and Custom. A pre-fabricated splint is one made to be used for general injuries/ problems and usually come in a small, medium, or large size. A pre-fabricated splint can be very helpful but is not always the right size or does not come in the proper position for certain problems. Often, a custom splint is helpful. A custom splint is made to fit just you. It is made from a low temperature plastic and formed right in the clinic.
If you have questions about splinting for the elbow, wrist, or hand, contact us at Armworks Hand Therapy for an evaluation.
What Our Gresham Patients Are Saying …about Gresham Sportscare Physical Therapy and Gresham Armworks Services from our online reviews
I have been a client of Gresham Sports Care for more than 12 years. My care has been performed primarily by Dr Heather Odell. I prefer her to anyone else on staff there but everyone there is highly qualified.
From the 1st day to my last day I was treated with understanding and comfort. I came in for physical therapy for my hip but had issues with a broken ankle also on the same side. Kevin was understanding but still pushed me to keep working…
I had a great experience at Gresham SportsCare. From the moment I walked in, Jennifer and Raichel were extremely welcoming and professional. I saw Kevin for an issue with my shoulder and he was able to pinpoint the problem right away.
Gresham SportsCare is AMAZING!! I take my young athlete there for any recovery / preventative needs. Highly recommended!!
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