Shoulder Pain Specialist

Midtown East Physical Therapy -  - Physical Therapy Specialist

Midtown East Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy Specialists located in Midtown East, New York, NY

As a top-rated physical therapist in Midtown Manhattan, Dr. Trakhtenberg offers comprehensive care for patients throughout New York City suffering from shoulder pain due to a wide array of causes, focusing treatment on relieving pain while identifying the underlying cause.


Midtown East Physical Therapy

What are the most common causes of shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain can be caused by many factors, some of which involve the joint directly and other causes that involve the back muscles and have a more indirect effect on the shoulder. Some of the most common causes of shoulder pain include:

  • dislocation

  • ligament or tendon injuries

  • osteoarthritis

  • strains and sprains

  • injuries to nerves or muscles

  • rotator cuff injuries

  • inflammation of the bursa or other structures in or near the joint

Injuries from sports, falls and motor vehicle accidents are common causes of shoulder pain, and even carrying heavy bags can cause damage to the ligaments, muscles and other tissues.

What is bursitis?

Bursitis is a painful condition that occurs when tiny sacs in the shoulder joint called bursa become inflamed or irritated, resulting in discomfort and restricted range of motion whenever the shoulder is moved. The condition occurs most commonly as a result of repetitive use as in repeated heavy lifting, and it can also occur when heavy shoulder bags exert near-continual pressure on the joint.

What causes frozen shoulder?

Most cases of frozen shoulder occur after a period of immobility, when the joint is not exercised regularly, such as after surgery. Tissues surrounding the joint become stiff and may even develop scarring, resulting in stiffness, decreased range of motion and pain which is often significant. If you've had an accident or undergone surgery, having physical therapy is important for preventing the development of frozen shoulder.

How does physical therapy work to treat shoulder problems?

When it comes to treating shoulder issues, the aim of physical therapy is to reduce pain and inflammation of range of motion, flexibility and strength can be restored to the joint. Physical therapy can play an important role in helping people recover from traumatic injuries to the shoulder, neck, chest, back and arm, and it can also help reduce the pain and stiffness associated with arthritis.


Accepted Insurance Providers

We accept major insurance providers. For more information, please call the office. 

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