Kampville, MO

Kampville, MO

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Shoulder Pain in Kampville, MO. If you live with shoulder pain, you know how hard it can be to manage. It makes any daily task from watering the flowers to playing volleyball painful and, for certain people, unfeasible. But pain and limited shoulder movement is usually manageable and beatable with safe and effective treatment. At Axes PT in Kampville, MO, our licensed physical therapists are experts at designing tailored treatment modalities, proven to work through research, to get you back to the activities you love most. Allow us to safely and effectively treat your shoulder pain. Request an appointment online or find the location nearest you.

How Does the Shoulder Work? | Shoulder Pain in Kampville, MO

The shoulder is one of the human body’s largest and most intricate joints. In actuality, it is made up of four independent smaller joints:

  1. The glenohumeral (GH) joint is the joint where the humerus (upper arm bone) fits into a relatively small dish called the glenoid. Because the the top of the humerus is 3-4 times larger than the socket, it has the widest range of motion as any other human joint.
  2. The acromioclavicular (AC) joint is formed by the junction of the collarbone the acromion, the part of the scapula that is the highest part of the shoulder. A plane style synovial joint, it allows for additional rotation of the shoulder blade.
  3. The sternoclavicular (SC) joint is a plane-style synovial joint formed by the collarbone the sternum at the foundation of the neck. As the only joint that connects the arm to the body, it links the movement of the upper limb with the core of your body.
  4. The scapulothoracic (ST) “joint” is more of a “floating” joint as it does not have typical joint characteristics. It is made up of the scapula and its articulation with the ribcage.

The shoulder is supported and surrounded by:

  • the four muscles of the rotator cup that surround the head of the upper arm bone, which are responsible for movement and keep the head of the upper arm bone firmly within the shallow socket of the shoulder
  • the shoulder capsule, a a fluid-filled sac that surrounds and lubricates the shoulder
  • the four shoulder ligaments which help connect bone to bone and provide stability for the capsule
  • the biceps tendon and rotator cuff tendons which attach muscle to bone
  • the brachial plexus nerves that allow for the brain and muscles to communicate with each other
  • the blood vessels that pump nutritious blood to the muscles, ligaments, and tendons

Optimal shoulder and movement health depends on every part of the system being healthy and working together. Blood must be allowed to reach the shoulder keep oxygen levels and muscles strong and stimulate the body’s natural healing processes. The muscles must have adequate strength and flexibility, the tendons attaching bone and muscle must be intact and strong, the ligaments connecting bones need to help support proper structure, and the nerves need to have a strong and secure connection to the brain. When any one of the parts of the shoulder is damaged, inflamed, or otherwise irritated, it often causes shoulder pain and movement problems. If if shoulder pain or poor shoulder movement is part of your daily life, reach out to Axes’ physical therapists for a complimentary injury screening.


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What Causes Shoulder Pain?

Shoulder pain can be caused by numerous different circumstances, from sports injuries to being struck by an object, a work injury from overuse to our bodies just getting weaker as we get older. Below are the most common underlying conditions that lead to shoulder pain in Kampville, MO:

  • Bursitis The bursae are small, fluid-filled sacs that act as shock absorbers and reduce friction in joints. Bursitis occurs when the bursae because inflamed after overuse, often occurs in combination with shoulder impingement, and can make basic activities like getting dressed exceedingly difficult.
  • Tendinitis Tendinitis generally occurs because of inflammation or irritation of a tendon. It typically falls into one of two categories:
    • Acute: The result of a sudden blow, excessive overhead motions, or other overhead activities needed in some sports and fields of employment, such as swimming or lifting boxes above your head.
    • Chronic: The result of degenerative conditions or general weakness as we get weaker.

    Symptoms include a dull ache, throbbing, and mild swelling.

  • Rotator Cuff Tear These can also be caused by sudden trauma, like a blow to the shoulder, or more chronic in nature. They usually start with fraying and then tear. People often live with partial thickness tears unaware. Complete tears, where the tendon is no longer attached whatsoever to the bone, do not heal by themselves. Associated symptoms are pain when performing certain motions, pain when sleeping, and a grinding feeling with certain movements.
  • Shoulder Impingement Impingement occurs when your acromion (outer edge of your shoulder blade) rubs against the soft tissue in your shoulder. It is often the result of rotator cuff swellings because of an injury. Shoulder impingement occurs the most in people who are physically active.
  • Shoulder Instability This occurs when the head of the humerus is allowed to move out of the socket when the capsule or ligaments become stretched, torn, or detached, and also can be the result of injury or wear and tear. A dislocation can be partial, coming in and out of the socket, or complete when the bone completely comes out of the socket. It often causes or is the result of injury to the supporting soft tissue of the shoulder. Chronic instability will result in shoulder pain and unsteadiness when performing certain motions.
  • Arthritis While there are many types of arthritis, osteoarthritis is the condition that typically affects the shoulder. It is the result of the cartilage that acts as a shock absorber between your bones degenerates. Common causes include old age, repeated trauma, and overuse. Arthritis cannot be cured, but you can find effective pain management techniques with Kampville, MO physical therapists.
  • Shoulder Fractures The upper arm bone, collarbone, and scapula are the bones in the shoulder most prone to breaking. They usually happen as the result of falling from a height or forceful collisions such as a car accident. The shoulder pain is usually intense, along with considerable swelling and contusions.
  • Axillary Nerve Injuries or Brachial Plexus Injuries Nerve damage in the shoulder can occur when nerves are stretched, when scar tissue blocks their electric signals, or the nerves are otherwise damaged. These injuries can cause shoulder pain along with a range of other sensations. They are commonly caused by high-impact trauma but can also happen because of wear and tear.

Sometimes, injuries are intertwined, for example how an untreated rotator cuff tear can lead to arthritis. If you’re currently suffering from shoulder pain, one of our no-obligation, free injury screenings in Kampville, MO may help determine why you’re experiencing the pain. To diagnose shoulder pain a physician in Kampville, MO may use a physical examination, an X-Ray, an MRI, a CT scan, arthrogram, and/or arthroscopy. For most injuries or conditions that cause shoulder pain, a tailored treatment plan with certified physical therapists that specialize in movement health in Kampville, MO can be a successful way to return to optimal movement health.

Treating Your Shoulder Pain in Kampville, MO

Your customized and proven physical therapy may include any one or a variety of different treatment plans:

Missouri Revised Statute §334.506 stipulates that you need a prescription for physical therapy, so it’s important to speak to your Kampville, MO doctor to see if physical therapy is safe and an effective treatment option for your shoulder pain. Our knowledgeable physical and occupational therapists work alongside your primary care physician to ensure you are getting the care that is safe for your condition.

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Kampville, MO Shoulder Pain | Axes Physical Therapy

Optimal movement health is imperative to not only living our every day life, but to doing the things we love. At Axes, we focus on positive outcomes for Kampville, MO people of all ages by implementing evidence-backed treatment plans catered to your injury, pain level, age, and how physically active you need to be. You do not have to delay in getting back to the activities you love and a pain-free life. Request an appointment through our website or find our location most convenient for you.

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Services Offered
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  • Occupational Therapy
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  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • DorsaVi Video Motion Analysis
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTYM)
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  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

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DPT, CMPT, ATC
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