relieve shoulder pain. prevent stiffness. improve function.
Don’t wait months, or worse, years to address your shoulder pain, stiffness, or weakness! Shoulder pain can make simple tasks such as getting dressed, cooking, cleaning, or reaching overhead difficult and painful. Often simple stretches and exercises can help minimize your shoulder pain and stiffness.
See our Frequently Asked Questions below where we answer common questions many people like you have regarding shoulder pain and stiffness. If you are looking to heal and prevent shoulder pain, you have come to the right place!
We know you have many choices when it comes to caring for your painful shoulder. We want to make things easy….after all life is too short.
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Here is a sample video of one exercise we can provide to help prevent your shoulder pain.
FAQ on shoulder injuries
Most frequent questions and answers
Common shoulder conditions causing shoulder pain and/or stiffness can include bursitis, tendonitis (or tendinosis), shoulder impingement, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff injury, or generalized shoulder weakness, and more. It is also important to remember shoulder pain can be a referred symptom from nerves in your neck or back or muscle imbalances in your arm.
It is important to have these conditions evaluated by a physician or healthcare professional. Unfortunately, we cannot diagnose your specific condition. See our disclaimer. However, if you are experiencing shoulder pain or stiffness a Virtual Hand Care Specialist can help you by providing clinically proven exercises, education, and more! Click here to sign up!
If you are not under the care of a physician and are seeking exercises to improve range of motion and strength we have many exercises to get you well on your way to using your shoulder again. There are several exercises you can perform to heal and prevent your shoulder pain. For example, one exercise can be to lie down on your back and use your ‘good’ arm to help push your stiff shoulder overhead. For many more videos, exercises, or to sign up with a virtual hand specialist click here!
If you have sustained a traumatic injury to your shoulder you should see a doctor to determine an appropriate course of treatment. If your shoulder has been causing you pain and stiffness or weakness over the past several weeks, months, or YEARS we can provide effective exercises without the extra trip to the doctor. Our Virtual Hand Care Specialists are trained to help you!
Most of the time a shoulder sling is not recommended for minor shoulder injuries. If you have sustained a traumatic injury to your shoulder you should see a doctor to determine an appropriate course of treatment. However, if you have shoulder pain and have not sustained an injury a sling could potentially cause increased pain and stiffness due to immobilization.
There are many tips to prevent shoulder injuries. Those include but are not limited to proper posturing when sitting, sleeping, or lifting overhead, ergonomic modifications when working on computer, rotator cuff strengthening, and maintaining normal range of motion. We have many educational tips and exercises to help you prevent a future shoulder injury!