I fell and hurt my shoulder. How can I treat my pain naturally?

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If you fell and hurt your shoulder, it can make moving your arm uncomfortable and even painful. Shoulder injuries may inhibit your arm’s range of motion, which can make routine tasks difficult, like driving or just reaching to grab something. 

Are you wondering how to help your shoulder after you fell and hurt it? Physical therapy can provide a safe and natural way to manage your shoulder pain and help you recover.

Physical therapy for shoulder pain

There are many different natural techniques used by physical therapists to treat an injured shoulder. If you fell and hurt your shoulder, some effective remedies offered by physical therapists include:

  • Therapeutic exercise — Your physical therapist will show you specific exercises that are intended to help your injury. These can help strengthen the muscles around your shoulder, which can reduce the strain on your shoulder joint. This may reduce your pain and help restore your shoulder’s range of motion.
  • Soft tissue mobilization — This technique is a hands-on treatment. Soft tissue mobilization can help reduce pain, ease tension and stimulate blood flow to an injured joint like the shoulder. 
  • Joint mobilization — This technique is a kind of manual therapy as well. Your physical therapist will use their hands to mobilize your joints, like the shoulder. This technique can also be effective in improving your shoulder’s range of motion. 
  • McKenzie Method®— The McKenzie Method is based on the steps of assessment, treatment and prevention. Together, these steps may allow the body to repair itself without the use of medications or numerous clinic visits. It may also help you avoid resorting to surgery. 

Armor Physical Therapy is prepared to help you recover from a shoulder injury

If you fell and hurt your shoulder, you shouldn’t ignore the pain. Our team at Armor Physical Therapy can help you reduce the pain caused by falling on your shoulder. We can also help restore any lost flexibility in your shoulder caused by your injury. We can build you a personalized treatment plan to help alleviate your shoulder pain. 

Contact our team today for more information about how we can treat your shoulder injury or to schedule an initial appointment. 

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