You may have heard an older person complain about their bursitis acting up and wondered what that meant. Humans have over 150 little fluid filled sacs throughout their body that cushion and lubricate the moving parts of the body. They can be found between the bones, tendons and muscles near the joints. Major bursae are found near the large joints in the shoulders, elbows, hips and knees.
A fall on an outstretched arm, a dislocated shoulder or a direct blow to your shoulder could cause a significant injury to the ball and socket joint. A labral tear is possible with any of these scenarios. It could also happen if you fail to lift heavy objects correctly. Trauma to the shoulder often results in a labral tear. (more…)
If you have frozen shoulder you will certainly wonder how you it got frozen, and if it’s frozen, will heat melt it and make it feel better? While your shoulder may be frozen, it certainly does not mean it’s just cold and needs melted for relief. Frozen should is a condition that involves pain and stiffness. Your shoulder becomes frozen and very hard to move, as if it’s frozen. (more…)
The shoulder is the most complicated joint in the body to rehabilitate because of its complex nature and the fact that it has more mobility and speed than any other joint. Shoulder problems and injuries can develop from everyday wear and tear on the joint, overuse of the joint, injury to the shoulder, or simply from the natural process of aging. Every time you move your arm, your shoulder moves. Because the shoulder is a ball and socket joint, it is designed to move easily. Because of its mobility, it is more likely to be injured or cause problems than almost any other joint in the body. Shoulder problems can be minor or serious, and at Sovereign Rehabilitation we offer physical and rehabilitation therapy to treat shoulder injuries. We specialize in helping patients with shoulder injuries recover fully and as quickly as possible.
Pain and weakness in the shoulder are often indicators of a rotator cuff disorder. Discomfort or the inability to perform everyday activities such as reaching above the head, brushing or washing hair, tucking in a shirt, or picking up a small child are all signs that the rotator cuff has been injured. Pain is typically located in the front or on the side of the upper arm and shoulder, and is almost always exacerbated when making overhead movements. Many times people who experience this pain tend to “favor” their arm, but that can cause even more stiffness and weakness in the shoulder, further promoting issues. At Sovereign Rehabilitation we offer treatment for rotator cuff pain and injury. We are a comprehensive physical therapy and rehabilitation company that delivers individualized rehabilitation therapy services to our patients.
A dislocated shoulder is an injury that is caused by a fall or a blow that causes the top of the arm bone to pop out of the shoulder socket. The shoulder is prone to slipping out of place because of its incredible mobility. The arm can move in more directions than any other joint system in the body; because of this flexibility, however, a dislocated shoulder is a common injury. Sovereign Rehabilitation is a comprehensive physical therapy and rehabilitation company located in Atlanta, Georgia. We specialize in helping patients with shoulder injuries recover fully, as quickly as possible. At Sovereign Rehabilitation we want to partner with you and your physician to develop a comprehensive treatment program customized to your specific needs.
Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition that is characterized by stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint. People who are recovering from a medical condition or procedure that affects the mobility of the arm have an increased risk for developing frozen shoulder. Here at Sovereign Rehabilitation, we can provide treatment to provide more fluid mobility and reduce the pain that you may be suffering.