Matson, MO

Matson, MO

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Shoulder Pain in Matson, MO. Those who suffer from shoulder pain know the effect it can have on your life. It makes everything from brushing your teeth to diving for a softball frustrating and, for some of us, impossible. But you do not need to live the rest of your life with pain and limited shoulder movement. At Axes PT in Matson, MO, our licensed physical therapists create tailored treatment plans, based on evidence, to get you back to the activities you love most. Allow us to safely and effectively treat your shoulder pain. Schedule an appointment online or find the location most convenient for you.

The Human Shoulder | Shoulder Pain in Matson, MO

The shoulder is among the largest and most complex joints we have. In reality, what we call the shoulder joint is made up of four different joints:

  1. The glenohumeral (GH) joint is a ball and socket joint responsible for connecting the upper extremity to the trunk. Given the relatively shallow dish, it allows for more movement than any other 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 gliding joint, it helps extend the upper extremity from the trunk.
  3. The sternoclavicular (SC) joint is a gliding joint located where the clavicle meets the sternum at the foundation of the neck. As the only joint that connects the arm to the body, it it ensures your arm and body act in tandem.
  4. The scapulothoracic (ST) “joint” is not a true anatomical joint as it does not have ligaments connecting it to bone. It is made up of the shoulder blade 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 humerus, which are responsible for movement and keep the ball of the humerus slipping out of the socket
  • the shoulder capsule, a soft tissue sac that surrounds and protects the shoulder
  • the ligaments of the shoulder which provide passive stability while still allowing for movements in different planes
  • the biceps tendon and rotator cuff tendons which allow muscles to power the bones
  • 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

In order for the shoulder to function properly the entire complex system must be able to work together. Blood must flow freely to 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 that attach our bones need to help support proper structure, and messages most be able to be sent and received between the brain and shoulder. When any of these parts are not at optimal health, it can lead to a breakdown of the whole network, and anywhere from nagging to intense shoulder pain or loss of function. 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.


Shoulder Pain Matson, MO | Injury Rehabilitation | Physical Therapy Near Matson


What’s Behind My Shoulder Pain?

Shoulder pain can be caused by a variety of circumstances, from sports injuries to falls, a work injury from overuse to old age. Below are common causes of shoulder pain that our team see in Matson, MO:

  • Bursitis The bursae are small, fluid-filled sacs that cushion bones, tendons, and muscles in and around your joints. Bursitis the result of the bursae becoming inflamed after repeated activities, often occurs in association with irritation of the rotator cuff, and can make daily activities like getting dressed exceedingly painful.
  • Tendinitis Tendinitis is typically caused by inflammation or irritation of a tendon. It typically falls into one of two categories:
    • Acute: The result of a sudden blow, repeated overhead motions, or other overhead activities common in some competitive and activities and fields of employment, such as volleyball or lifting and lowering objects.
    • Chronic: This can happen because of wear and tear or general weakness as we age.

    The condition causes pain and tenderness just outside the joint.

  • 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 obliviously. Complete tears, where the tendon is no longer attached whatsoever to the bone, do not heal by themselves. Associated symptoms are pain with specific movements, pain when lying on the side of the affected shoulder, and a grinding sensation when performing certain motions.
  • Shoulder Impingement Impingement is the result of soft tissue rubbing against your shoulder blade. It often occurs in combination with an injury that causes inflammation in the rotator cuff. Shoulder impingement is rarely caused by overuse, and is most common in athletes or others who engage in physical activity.
  • Shoulder Instability This happens when the head of the humerus is exits the shoulder socket, and also can happen suddenly or from wear and tear. Dislocations can be repeated and partial or the entire bone coming out of the socket. It often is accompanied by injury to the supporting soft tissue of the shoulder. Long-term instability will cause shoulder pain and unsteadiness when performing certain motions.
  • Arthritis While arthritis refers to a range of diagnoses, 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 breaks down. It can be the result of tissue weakening as we become older, frequent trauma, and wear and tear. Arthritis cannot be cured, but you can find effective pain management techniques with Matson, MO physical therapists.
  • Shoulder Fractures The upper arm bone, collarbone, and scapula are the most commonly broken bones in the shoulder. They are often the result of falling from a height or forceful collisions such as being tackles in a football game. The shoulder pain is usually intense, and the shoulder will experience substantial inflammation and bruising.
  • 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 torn into two pieces. These injuries can cause shoulder pain along with a range of other sensations. They are usually the result of a sudden blow but can also happen because of overuse.

At times, one injury leads to another, such as a dislocation causing damage to the nerves. If you’re experiencing shoulder pain, one of our no-obligation, free injury screenings in Matson, MO may help determine the root of it. To diagnose shoulder pain a physician in Matson, MO may use a physical examination, various imaging techniques, and/or arthroscopy. Most people who experience shoulder pain can find recovery with a customized treatment plan with knowledgeable physical therapists that are experts in movement health in Matson, MO can be an effective way to get you back to the activities you love.

Treating Your Shoulder Pain in Matson, MO

Your tailored and evidence-backed physical therapy may include any one or a variety of different treatment plans:

  • Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization to detect and treat any problems with your muscles, ligaments, or tendons
  • Pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation, coordinated together with your surgeon, if your shoulder pain was caused by an injury that needed surgery to correct
  • Kinesio Taping® to provide support for your shoulder and keep you safe as you participate in physical activity or work while you are still recovering
  • Blood flow restriction training to offer your shoulder a low-intensity exercise with high-intensity results
  • Trigger point dry needling to attack harder-to-reach damaged muscles, ligaments, and tendons to encourage the body’s natural healing processes
  • Posture correction to make sure you are not inadvertently causing your shoulder pain or do not heal correctly
  • Injury prevention so you can keep participating in the activities you love
  • Other safe, effective treatment methods to optimize your mobility

Missouri Law dictates that you need a prescription to attend physical therapy appointments, so you need to reach out to your Matson, MO physician to see if physical therapy is rights for your shoulder pain. Our licensed physical and occupational therapists work alongside your primary care physician to ensure your treatment plan fits into your overall treatment plan.

Shoulder Pain Matson, MO | Injury Rehabilitation | Physical Therapy Near Matson

Matson, MO Shoulder Pain | Axes Physical Therapy

Optimal movement health is imperative to not only carrying out daily tasks with ease, but to doing the things we love. At Axes, we focus on patient results for our Matson, MO clients by developing proven treatment plans catered to your injury, pain level, age, and the activities you want to get back to. You do not have to delay in getting back to the things you love doing most and a pain-free life. Request an appointment through our website or call the location most convenient for you.

Services Offered

Services Offered
  • Physical Therapy
    • Pre/Post Surgical Rehabilitation
    • Acute Injury Management
    • Chronic Injury Management
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Vestibular Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Video Motion Analysis
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Brittany Stapp
Front Office Supervisor
Kelsey Kessler
PT, DPT, Astym. Cert.
Buddy Pich
PT, CMPT
Sara Dowil
OTR/L, CHT
Mike Faris
Clinic Director, PT, CMPT
Kelly Basler
Front Office
Megan Mason
OTD, OTR/L

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