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"My MD told me I have a torn rotator cuff and need surgery. But I'm scared because I don't want to have surgery."

Are you dealing with Shoulder Pain and feel like you've tried everything but still can't find relief? Have you been doing everything right - resting, icing, stretching, and doing a bunch of exercises you saw on YouTube – but still have Shoulder Pain?

If so, please, read on…

Many people believe their shoulder pain will disappear if they just "rest" or "take it easy." Truth be told, resting and taking it easy rarely provides the long-lasting relief you’re searching for. After months of "taking it easy," most people end up frustrated that the pain and discomfort are still present (sometimes even worse than 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 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 returned to my MD, and an MRI was performed. The MRI showed a torn rotator cuff, and I was prescribed pain medication and/or injection and was told that 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 fear this will be my new "normal," and I will have to stop enjoying life because of my pain. So, this is my last stop and hope. If this doesn't work, I guess I will have surgery". 

If this is your experience, I want you to know that something can be done to give you lasting results – without pain medication, surgery, or injections.

The Truth About Shoulder Pain

Your neck and shoulders are crucial parts of your body that allow you to carry out daily activities such as typing, driving, cooking, and more. If you experience pain or discomfort in these areas, it can significantly impact your ability to perform routine tasks and even affect your overall quality of life. Neck and shoulder pain can also be symptomatic of other underlying health conditions. Therefore, it is crucial to understand the connection between neck and shoulder pain to get appropriate medical treatment and avoid complications.

Shoulder pain can be a real hassle. Focusing on your daily tasks is hard when you're constantly distracted by discomfort radiating from your upper body. However, you might not know that sometimes the root of the problem might not be where we think it is. In fact, the source of discomfort could be coming from somewhere else entirely, like the neck. This can make treatment for shoulder pain ineffective - because we might mistakenly think our shoulder is where the problem lies. Many people don't realize that the neck and shoulders are interconnected. When one area is experiencing discomfort, the other compensates, which can lead to more aches and pains. Focusing solely on one area may not resolve the issue entirely. Instead, it's essential to address both areas to ensure complete relief.

One of the most common shoulder pain sources is the rotator cuff. Four different muscles make up the rotator cuff. After age fifty, 30-50% of people have rotator cuff pathology and are asymptomatic.

Pain in and around the shoulder is often multifactorial, so we must address multiple problems to achieve long-lasting results. Fun fact:

Many studies show that physical therapy can be as effective as surgery when addressing shoulder pain and rotator cuff tears.

If you are ready to start FINALLY achieving long-lasting relief from Shoulder Pain, I want to offer you a No Obligation discovery session to determine how ProActive Physical Therapy and Wellness can help get you back to being active and healthy.

Ready To Eliminate Your Shoulder Pain?

Start By Applying for a Discovery Session

We offer the Discovery Session to people who are very nervous or skeptical about Physical Therapy  unsure of the benefits or if it is right for them. If that sounds like you, please start with one of these discovery sessions so we can work with you to determine what is wrong and what can be done to fix your Shoulder Pain.

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What Other People Just Like You Are Saying About ProActive Physical Therapy and Wellness…


Megan Mulligan

“Now I have someone that’s specifically hands-on, Megan this is your plan and not just a generic plan for someone who has back pain…” 


Stacey Schmitt

“I have seen other people through hospital supported physical therapists, ones that insurance paid and they are no where near where I am right now.”



“Those core exercises and lower back exercises that Dr. Brandon taught me has made all the difference because I’m not even sore anymore.”