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How To Ease Irritating and Annoying Shoulder Pain NATURALLY Without The Fear Of It Getting Worse…
“My MD told me that I have a torn rotator cuff and that I need surgery. I’m scared because I don’t want to have surgery”
A Message From Owner and Operator
Dr. Brandon Evans
Does This Sound Familiar?
Are you worried about knee pain that doesn’t go away no matter how much you try?
Are you frustrated with other treatments that haven’t worked?
Are you struggling to keep up with your workouts and missing out on your hobbies?
Are you looking for a long term solution so you can have your life back?
Are you tired of not being listened to and then handed pain pills to fix every problem?
If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, you are in the right place!
“My MD told me that I have a torn rotator cuff and that I need surgery. I’m scared because I don’t want to have surgery” If this sounds like you please continue to read…
Have you been resting, icing, stretching, and performing exercises that you saw on youtube with no luck of eliminating your shoulder pain? If so, continue to read…
Many people believe that their shoulder pain will go away on its own if they just “rest” or “take it easy”. Truth be told, resting and taking easy rarely provides the long lasting relief that many are searching for. After months of “taking it easy” many are frustrated that the pain and discomfort is still present and sometimes even worse than what it was initially.
Does This Sound Like You?
In our clinic the story typically goes something like this… “I started having shoulder pain “X” months ago so I went to my MD. They told me that I just slept wrong and gave me a steroid pack to see if it would help. Initially I received a little relief but it wasn’t long lasting so I went back to my MD and a MRI was performed. The MRI showed a torn rotator cuff and I was prescribed pain medication and/or an injection and was told if this didn’t help I would need surgery. I am terrified of surgery because I have heard how difficult of a recovery it can be and how long I would have to refrain from certain activities. I am fearful that this will be my new “normal” and I will have to stop enjoying life because of my pain. This is my last last stop, my last hope, and if this doesn’t work I guess I will have surgery”. If this sounds like you, I want you to know that something can be done to provide lasting results other than pain medication, surgery, or injections.
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There are actually 4 different muscles that make up the rotator cuff. After age fifty 30-50% of people have some kind of rotator cuff pathology and are asymptomatic. This means that it is important to determine what the TRUE cause of the pain is. Many times shoulder pain is multifactorial meaning that there are multiple problems that need to be addressed to achieve long lasting results. Fun fact: Many studies have shown that physical therapy can be just as effective as surgery when addressing rotator cuff tears!
If you are ready to start your journey to FINALLY achieve long lasting results, I want to offer you a Completely FREE, No Obligation Discovery Session to determine how ProActive Physical Therapy and Wellness can help get you back to being Active without shoulder pain!
You see, many people with neck and shoulder pain in Louisville suffer unnecessarily because they’re told…
Just “rest it” and it’ll be fine (then months later they’re still suffering…)
It’s “normal” with women and men my age to suffer with neck and shoulder pain
If you take some pills everything will be fine.
Shoulder or neck surgery is the only option.
The Truth is....
Resting it doesn’t change anything. You might get a small temporary relief, but then when you get active again you’ll still be suffering from neck and shoulder pain (I bet you’ve already experienced it!)
It’s not normal to get neck and shoulder pain as you get older!
Pain pills are addicting, dangerous, and can cause a lot of other problems with your body.
Neck or shoulder surgery is not the only option. It’s just the only option your surgeon can offer you.
Talk To A Physical Therapist
At ProActive Physical Therapy, We Help Active Adults Get Back to Working Out and Enjoying an Active Lifestyle Without Surgery and Costly Procedures!
It can be very confusing to decide exactly exactly what you should do if you have neck and shoulder pain. You’ve likely heard a lot of options such as…
A family member tells you that it’s normal and “just happens” when you get older
A colleague mentions going to a chiropractor
The “experts” on YouTube recommend doing a certain exercise
A friend suggests going to a new type of exercise class
All while the doctor tells you to guzzle pain pills
At ProActive Physical Therapy, we’ve created a 5 step process to get rid of your pain AND make sure it doesn’t come back again.
- Step 1 -
Laying the Groundwork
Most physical therapy clinics are not attentive, they’re fast paced, and your therapist doesn’t have time to actually touch where you hurt.
This is why our first step is to listen to you story.
After working with countless people with neck and shoulder pain, we know that no two people are alike. Each person has a different body, a different history, and different types of pain. That is why our first step is to have an open conversation and time for you to tell your story. That way we get a deep understanding of what’s going on not just with your body, but also how it’s impacting your life.
- Step 2 -
We Find Out WHY Your Neck or Shoulder Pain Started
We understand the unease we all inevitably feel when committing to something new or unfamiliar. We want our clients to be comfortable with their decision to receive Proactive care! During these Discovery Visits, we sit down with you, one-on-one, listen to your story, examine you, answer any questions you have, and we let you know what’s going on and what can be done to alleviate it.
If you are still skeptical and unsure if physical therapy is right for you…that’s fine. That is why we created the Discovery Session.
- Step 3 -
Customized Program To Help You Ease Pain and Restore Your Mobility
People are usually told to stretch or given a sheet of exercises from doctors for their back pain. But the problem is, moving or stretching irritated muscles can only increase the pain! Without proper guidance, doing the WRONG stretches or exercises can make the situation worse. It is critical that BEFORE you start to stretch or exercise it is important to alleviate pain with movement.
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- Step 4 -
Retrain Your Brain-Body Connection
Most people think that once the pain is gone, the body is healed. This is simply not true! Most people don’t realize that chronic pain causes your body to develop bad compensation habits.
Examples of these”compensations” might be:
*Using you hands to push on your thighs to stand up after you’ve bent forward to pick something up from the ground.
*Putting more weight to one side of the body because of increased pain when standing too long.
*Using momentum to stand upright from a bed, or out of a chair, because of achiness or pain.
*Leaning forward too much because it relieves neck or shoulder pain.
Why Does This Happen?
*Because the brain interprets certain movements as harmful when you have pain!
*Most neck and shoulder pain exercises you see on YouTube, or learn from traditional physical therapy, only focuses on building strength or increasing mobility, they do nothing to restore the very critical brain-body connections.
*At Proactive Physical Therapy, our exercise program offers much more than a “sheet of strength exercises”, or some mobility stretches
We do this by giving you complete one-on-one focused attention in every single movement that applies to your goals.
This Will Allow You To:
*Restore your confidence in performing ALL movements that you were fearful of doing throughout the day
*Return to exercising with PROPER guidance so you don’t have to worry about hurting yourself again
*Develop ‘Brain-Body Awareness’ so you are able to self-correct any improper movement during exercise
- Step 5 -
Optimize Your Quality Of Life
Our best clients are people who are motivated and committed to becoming active again, even if they sometimes feel stuck in their current situation.
If you are willing to put in some effort and open to learning about your body, and you are ready to get back to the quality of life you deserve, then Proactive PT would be a great fit for you.
You Can Expect:
*A life where you can sit and drive without neck and shoulder pain, or having to pull over every 20 minutes to stretch
*A life where you can bend forward to pick things off the floor, without having to sit down from pain
*Get back to exercising without having to worry about hurting yourself again
*Be able to play with your kids or grand kids, without having to slow down or take pain pills
*Be able to get a restful sleep and wake up with less pain and more energy
*Return to your pre-injury active lifestyle, without having to rely on pills, injections, creams, or surgery