Are You Having Trouble Finding Out What’s Causing Your Shoulder Pain, & Getting Lasting Relief Using The Right Exercises and Treatment?

Have you had to give up things you love doing, such as lifting weights, CrossFit, or Golfing,… or sleeping through the night? 

Have you been to several doctors, but nobody seems to be able to tell you WHY you have shoulder pain? Instead, they just tell you it’s “degenerative” and the only thing you can do is get injections, take pills, or have surgery?

The Causes of Shoulder Pain can include rotator cuff tears, labral tears, bursitis, arthritis, instability, impingement, or even nerve pain stemming from the neck to name a few…

Have you had imaging, and you’re frustrated that even with it, nobody has helped you identify a cause? Many people don’t know that you do not need imaging to diagnose these causes, and much of shoulder pain can be relieved with the right exercises in the right order. 

Are you tired of being up late at night, searching the internet for solutions? Have you tried stretching, massage, and YouTube exercises? Are you frustrated that everything seems to work just a little bit, but the shoulder pain just seems to keep coming back? It’s not just you…watch the video below to learn more about what may be causing your shoulder pain, or download our free guide. 

Click to Request a FREE Discovery Visit
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Click Here To Get Your Free Shoulder Pain Guide

Are You Having Trouble Finding Out What’s Causing Your Shoulder Pain, & Getting Lasting Relief Using The Right Exercises and Treatment?

Have you had to give up things you love doing, such as lifting weights, CrossFit, or Golfing,… or sleeping through the night? 

Have you been to several doctors, but nobody seems to be able to tell you WHY you have shoulder pain? Instead, they just tell you it’s “degenerative” and the only thing you can do is get injections, take pills, or have surgery?

The Causes of Shoulder Pain can include rotator cuff tears, labral tears, bursitis, arthritis, instability, impingement, or even nerve pain stemming from the neck to name a few…

Have you had imaging, and you’re frustrated that even with it, nobody has helped you identify a cause? Many people don’t know that you do not need imaging to diagnose these causes, and much of shoulder pain can be relieved with the right exercises in the right order. 

Are you tired of being up late at night, searching the internet for solutions? Have you tried stretching, massage, and YouTube exercises? Are you frustrated that everything seems to work just a little bit, but the shoulder pain just seems to keep coming back? It’s not just you…watch the video below to learn more about what may be causing your shoulder pain, or download our free guide. 

Click to Request a FREE Discovery Visit
the doctors of physical therapy back pain book cover
Click Here To Get Your Free Shoulder Pain Guide

“My first visit to DPT was the best experience I have ever had. First, Lesa and Victoria were in the front and greeted me and just made me feel so comfortable and welcomed! I sometimes don’t even want to leave my appointments anymore cause they’re just a fun bunch to be around!

But, my consultation with Dr. Tom was LIFE CHANGING. After 18 years of accepting that my pain was “degenerative” and not really knowing what was causing my pain- Dr. Tom was finally able to give me an answer! I literally cried on my drive home because he gave me hope that I didn’t have to live my life in constant debilitating pain.”

We hear this story all the time!

Have you been told, or are you concerned that the only solution seems to be surgery, or waiting until it’s bad enough that you’re a surgical candidate? 

Is your shoulder pain starting to cause tightness in your neck, chest, and back? 

Is it important to you to try a conservative treatment method that doesn’t involve pills or surgery? A treatment for shoulder pain that works to get to the root cause of the problem? 

If you said YES to one or ALL of these questions, you’ve come to the right place to start learning more about shoulder pain, what the root causes are, and what can be done to help your shoulder pain.

If you simply want more information, download our free report on how to treat shoulder pain. There are tips inside that will help you get some relief quickly.

What’s better, is you can start with a completely FREE first session where we can tell you exactly what is causing your sciatica – and why it so far hasn’t healed – in less than 30 mins. We only offer a limited number of these for free. We do this because we recognize that finding the right provider can be overwhelming. We want you to be certain you’re choosing the right specialists to help you with your situation.

Click “Request A Free Discovery Visit” Above to Apply.

Does This Sound Like Your Shoulder Pain?

If it does, then you may have already tried many of the traditional methods of solving shoulder pain such as:

  • Going to your MD, who told you to rest and take pain medication. They told you that if this didn’t work, they would refer you to an orthopedic surgeon for a consultation.
  • Going to that orthopedic surgeon, and being told that surgery was your only option.
  • You’ve asked some friends who kind of laugh and say “That’s just what happens as we get older!” 
  • Getting a massage which helps keep the pain down, but never quite seems to make it go away entirely. 
  • Looking up some exercises on youtube, but not finding anything that provided lasting results.

At this point it’s understandable to be frustrated, and you might be thinking that there’s a better way, and you just have not found it yet. 

How Does Shoulder Pain Get Solved For Good?

While many Scottsdale shoulder pain treatment providers focus on one area, a joint, a muscle, a ligament, what most people need is a provider that will approach your case as a whole. They should take everything into account when diagnosing what the root cause of your limitations are, and what to do about them.

There are 3 things that are necessary, in order to get you from the sidelines, back into an active life. 

Component #1

Accurate diagnosis of the ROOT CAUSE of your pain. Where your symptoms are, is often the result of a deeper problem. You will be amazed at learning how powerful treating the root cause can be. Not only will your pain go away, but you may find yourself feeling stronger than you have felt in years. When the root cause is found many people are not surprised to find out that an injury that they had years ago has contributed to their issue.

Here’s the best part: Even if that injury is years in the past, a good provider can still develop a plan to get it corrected. 

Component #2

A comprehensive STRATEGY to get you from point A to point B (Point B is your goal lifestyle). There are many pieces to an injury. Tight muscles, sprained ligaments, weakness, stiff joints…There is no one size fits all, and a strategy is needed to address each individual component of your condition, while fixing the root cause. 

Component #3

Take frequent measurements. After all, the proof is in the pudding. Measurements allow a provider to determine how you are responding to treatment. This is more than just a “Hey, are you feeling better, or worse? Scale of 1-10?” situation. Taking real measurements of your range of motion, strength, and movement patterns on a regular basis is necessary. When a provider has a STRATEGY, when the measurements are not meeting expectations it allows them to figure out why & change direction.

The Truth

The truth is, that we live in a society that’s obsessed with quick-fixes. This has led to short-sighted medicinal solutions to shoulder pain, that simply fail to address the root cause of the issue. 

There are enough people out there who are ok with taking pills, or waiting until surgery, that doctors and insurance companies have shifted towards this model. As a result, it’s difficult for active people who want real solutions to find good help. 

When living an active life is important to you, it can be gut-wrenching to have a doctor look you in the eyes and tell you to stop doing what you love. It can feel like a big part of your life has just fallen away. That’s why it’s important to find a Scottsdale shoulder pain treatment doctor who is on-board with you helping you live the best life you can.

Click the video below to hear what Dr. Tom has to say about your shoulder pain, or keep reading to learn more about how to find a real solution. 

“How Do I know If I’ve Received a Quick-Fix for Shoulder Pain?”

  • You have gone to the MD, who prescribed some medications, and asked you to come back if they didn’t work. 
  • You have been given surgery as your only option. Unless you’ve had a major accident or event this typically is not the case. 
  • You have been getting massages to manage your aching muscles, but they seem to just tighten right back up.
  • You have been to chiropractic, and it feels nice afterwards, but your joint stiffness keeps returning. 
  • You have been to physical therapy, and the exercises they gave help a little, but you have to do them all day long to feel any better. 
  • You have been to any doctor, and they have only focused on the area of pain, and not what the other areas of your body are doing.

“How Do I know If I’ve Found The Root Cause?”

It’s important to know that the “diagnosis” or the injured area, is very rarely the actual ROOT CAUSE of your pain. Everything in your body works together in a cause-effect relationship. 

When it comes to the shoulder there are 17 muscles that attach to your shoulder blade alone. While it may be your rotator cuff that’s painful, that could be because of muscular weakness in any one of the other muscles that is causing the rotator cuff to work harder than it has to. Over time, this leads to rotator cuff injury. 

Some surgeons will look at this injury and want to cut into your shoulder to fix the rotator cuff. But what about the weakness that caused it in the first place? This is why you hear about people having multiple surgeries on the same body part…

When you find the root cause, the doctor will be able to explain to you exactly what’s wrong, and all of the components that are contributing to your injury. When it comes to your shoulder, this could mean tight muscles, weak muscles, poor movements, bad daily habits, or any number of other issues. It’s important to have a complete understanding of your shoulder pain before a strategy can be developed. 

STOP and re-read that last sentence. In case you zoned out I’ll repeat it… “It’s important to have a complete understanding of your shoulder pain before a strategy can be developed.” Notice that I use the word “STRATEGY.” Because that’s what you need to fix the root cause of shoulder pain. You can’t just look at the thing causing you pain and let the treatment stop there. Unless of course you want to be in the same boat 6 months from now. 

7 Reasons Shoulder Pain Lasts Longer Than It Should

  • You rely mainly on word of mouth, and you’ve run out of places to go.
  • You’ve gotten so much advice, you’re paralyzed by your options, so you’ve done nothing. 
  • You’ve been burned in the past, and you don’t want to waste time again by choosing the wrong option, so you’re doing a lot of research.
  • Your shoulder pain used to go away on its own, so you’ve been waiting.
  • You looked up exercises to do on YouTube, but they only helped a little. 
  • You’re currently getting care, and the provider is insisting that you just keep being patient and eventually it will work (without good explanation as to why). You’re staying with them a little longer because they’re “nice.”
  • You’ve had physical therapy in the past, so you’ve tried the same exercises, but it’s not working this time.

What Can I Do About My Shoulder Pain Right Now?

  • The best thing that you can do is decide to get help from an expert. With all the options out there, it’s difficult to find someone reliable who you can trust. Which is why we offer a non-committal Discovery Visit option. You can see more below. 
  • Whatever you do, keep moving. Don’t let things stiffen up and get worse. 
  • Stay hydrated. Especially in Phoenix during the hotter months of the year. We need about ½ our body weight in ounces each day. Add 10% if you’re active. This helps your muscles get circulation, which helps them heal. 
  • Try your best to avoid sleeping on your side, or leaning on your shoulder when you’re seated in a chair or driving.
  • Request A Copy of our Free Report: How To Stop Shoulder Pain Without Risking Surgery & While Staying Active. Inside you’ll find a series of 3 techniques that you can do that will start giving you some relief.

If you would like to know more about our approach to shoulder pain treatment, including rotator cuff physical therapy in Scottsdale, and you’d like to get to know us better before deciding, now is your chance. Click the button below, and fill out a short form to apply for a Discovery Visit. We offer just 4 per week only to people who are serious about getting back to their active, healthy, mobile lifestyles free of shoulder pain. 

Click Here To Apply For A FREE Discovery Visit

“Can You Tell Me More About Your Approach?”

Sure, it’s called the “PHIX” approach – pronounced “fix.” Here’s how it works: 

  • A complete analysis that looks at your body as a system, not just one piece at a time. 
  • A combination of the latest and most impactful research across many industries. 
  • An analysis of the root cause of your shoulder pain.
  • An individual treatment plan to address every aspect of your limitation.
  • The bridge between getting you “healthy” and keeping you active, mobile, and strong. 
  • A focus on using hands on treatment and movement to heal. We do not use hot-packs, estim, or other forms of passive temporary treatments. 
  • A standard our doctors hold themselves to, that makes sure you get the highest possibility of achieving your outcome.

Common Diagnosis We Help

  • Rotator Cuff Pain
  • Shoulder Bursitis
  • AC Joint Pain
  • Impingement
  • Shoulder Instability

Common Causes

  • Muscle imbalance
  • Muscle tightness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Trauma
  • Postural Tendencies

If you would like to inquire further about your condition, and if we help people in your particular situation, you can click the button below and fill out a form to request a call-back. 

Click To Speak With An Expert

“How Can Choosing Physical Therapy at DPT Help Me?”

  • With our PHIX approach, we can identify the ROOT CAUSE of your pain, and design a plan to address it. 
  • We will identify all the individual components of your injury, and make sure nothing gets left out.
  • We will explain clearly why the other things you have tried, have only resulted in temporary relief. 
  • You’ll get back to being active, which we know is about more than just being active. It’s about stress relief, and it helps you live a high-performance life. 
  • You’ll sleep better at night, knowing that you have a solution. 
  • You’ll get clear and straightforward communication, and finally get the lasting solutions you’ve been looking for. 
  • You’ll be working with a team of doctors. Even though you may be seeing one doctor, we hold round-tables in our clinic to deal with cases of all levels of difficulty. 
  • We know when it’s time to change direction of treatment to ensure that you keep progressing.

Basically we design a detailed plan, and have a standardized process for getting you from where you are at now…back to the active, healthy, mobile lifestyle you love. 

If you’re ready to go, but you’d like to know more about availability for appointments at our Scottsdale shoulder pain treatment clinic, and what it costs. Simply click the button below and fill out the short form on the next page.

Click To Ask About Cost And Availability

Please Take A Few Moments To Hear What Our Clients Have To Say About DPT

“My first visit to DPT was the best experience I have ever had. First, Lesa and Victoria were in the front and greeted me and just made me feel so comfortable and welcomed! I sometimes don’t even want to leave my appointments anymore cause they’re just a fun bunch to be around!

But, my consultation with Dr. Tom was LIFE CHANGING. After 18 years of accepting that my pain was “degenerative” and not really knowing what was causing my pain- Dr. Tom was finally able to give me an answer! I literally cried on my drive home because he gave me hope that I didn’t have to live my life in constant debilitating pain.”

We hear this story all the time!

Have you been told, or are you concerned that the only solution seems to be surgery, or waiting until it’s bad enough that you’re a surgical candidate? 

Is your shoulder pain starting to cause tightness in your neck, chest, and back? 

Is it important to you to try a conservative treatment method that doesn’t involve pills or surgery? A treatment for shoulder pain that works to get to the root cause of the problem? 

If you said YES to one or ALL of these questions, you’ve come to the right place to start learning more about shoulder pain, what the root causes are, and what can be done to help your shoulder pain.

If you simply want more information, download our free report on how to treat shoulder pain. There are tips inside that will help you get some relief quickly.

What’s better, is you can start with a completely FREE first session where we can tell you exactly what is causing your sciatica – and why it so far hasn’t healed – in less than 30 mins. We only offer a limited number of these for free. We do this because we recognize that finding the right provider can be overwhelming. We want you to be certain you’re choosing the right specialists to help you with your situation.

Click “Request A Free Discovery Visit” Above to Apply.

Does This Sound Like Your Shoulder Pain?

If it does, then you may have already tried many of the traditional methods of solving shoulder pain such as:

  • Going to your MD, who told you to rest and take pain medication. They told you that if this didn’t work, they would refer you to an orthopedic surgeon for a consultation.
  • Going to that orthopedic surgeon, and being told that surgery was your only option.
  • You’ve asked some friends who kind of laugh and say “That’s just what happens as we get older!” 
  • Getting a massage which helps keep the pain down, but never quite seems to make it go away entirely. 
  • Looking up some exercises on youtube, but not finding anything that provided lasting results.

At this point it’s understandable to be frustrated, and you might be thinking that there’s a better way, and you just have not found it yet. 

How Does Shoulder Pain Get Solved For Good?

There are 3 steps that are necessary, in order to solve this common issue in a way that it doesn’t easily come back…

Step 1: Accurate diagnosis of the ROOT CAUSE…Where your symptoms are located, is not always where the problem lies. This is the reason it tends to come back.

Step 2: Develop a comprehensive PLAN to get you from point A to point B (Point B is your goal activity)…There are many pieces to an injury. Tight muscles, sprained ligaments, weakness, stiff joints…the plan needs to include all of these to have a shot at being a long-lasting solution.

Step 3: Take frequent measurements to tell you if you’re on the right track, and be willing to change directions…Just because you have a hammer in your hand, doesn’t mean what you’re looking at is a nail…You might need a screwdriver. This means that as your body changes, your program changes to make sure you continue progressing. 

Can You Handle The Truth?

The truth is, that we live in a society that’s obsessed with quick-fixes. This has led to short-sighted medicinal solutions to shoulder pain, that simply fail to address the root cause of the issue. 

There are enough people out there who are ok with taking pills, or waiting until surgery, that doctors and insurance companies have shifted towards this model. As a result, it’s difficult for active people who want real solutions to find good help. 

When living an active life is important to you, it can be gut-wrenching to have a doctor look you in the eyes and tell you to stop doing what you love. It can feel like a big part of your life has just fallen away. That’s why it’s important to find a Scottsdale shoulder pain treatment doctor who is on-board with you helping you live the best life you can.

Click the video below to hear what Dr. Tom has to say about your shoulder pain, or keep reading to learn more about how to find a real solution. 

“How Do I know If I’ve Received a Quick-Fix for Shoulder Pain?”

  • You have gone to the MD, who prescribed some medications, and asked you to come back if they didn’t work. 
  • You have been given surgery as your only option. Unless you’ve had a major accident or event this typically is not the case. 
  • You have been getting massages to manage your aching muscles, but they seem to just tighten right back up.
  • You have been to chiropractic, and it feels nice afterwards, but your joint stiffness keeps returning. 
  • You have been to physical therapy, and the exercises they gave help a little, but you have to do them all day long to feel any better. 
  • You have been to any doctor, and they have only focused on the area of pain, and not what the other areas of your body are doing.

“How Do I know If I’ve Found The Root Cause?”

It’s important to know that the “diagnosis” or the injured area, is very rarely the actual ROOT CAUSE of your pain. Everything in your body works together in a cause-effect relationship. 

When it comes to the shoulder there are 17 muscles that attach to your shoulder blade alone. While it may be your rotator cuff that’s painful, that could be because of muscular weakness in any one of the other muscles that is causing the rotator cuff to work harder than it has to. Over time, this leads to rotator cuff injury. 

Some surgeons will look at this injury and want to cut into your shoulder to fix the rotator cuff. But what about the weakness that caused it in the first place? This is why you hear about people having multiple surgeries on the same body part…

When you find the root cause, the doctor will be able to explain to you exactly what’s wrong, and all of the components that are contributing to your injury. When it comes to your shoulder, this could mean tight muscles, weak muscles, poor movements, bad daily habits, or any number of other issues. It’s important to have a complete understanding of your shoulder pain before a strategy can be developed. 

STOP and re-read that last sentence. In case you zoned out I’ll repeat it… “It’s important to have a complete understanding of your shoulder pain before a strategy can be developed.” Notice that I use the word “STRATEGY.” Because that’s what you need to fix the root cause of shoulder pain. You can’t just look at the thing causing you pain and let the treatment stop there. Unless of course you want to be in the same boat 6 months from now. 

7 Reasons Shoulder Pain Lasts Longer Than It Should

  • You rely mainly on word of mouth, and you’ve run out of places to go.
  • You’ve gotten so much advice, you’re paralyzed by your options, so you’ve done nothing. 
  • You’ve been burned in the past, and you don’t want to waste time again by choosing the wrong option, so you’re doing a lot of research.
  • Your shoulder pain used to go away on its own, so you’ve been waiting.
  • You looked up exercises to do on YouTube, but they only helped a little. 
  • You’re currently getting care, and the provider is insisting that you just keep being patient and eventually it will work (without good explanation as to why). You’re staying with them a little longer because they’re “nice.”
  • You’ve had physical therapy in the past, so you’ve tried the same exercises, but it’s not working this time.

What Can I Do About My Shoulder Pain Right Now?

  • The best thing that you can do is decide to get help from an expert. With all the options out there, it’s difficult to find someone reliable who you can trust. Which is why we offer a non-committal Discovery Visit option. You can see more below. 
  • Whatever you do, keep moving. Don’t let things stiffen up and get worse. 
  • Stay hydrated. Especially in Phoenix during the hotter months of the year. We need about ½ our body weight in ounces each day. Add 10% if you’re active. This helps your muscles get circulation, which helps them heal. 
  • Try your best to avoid sleeping on your side, or leaning on your shoulder when you’re seated in a chair or driving.
  • Request A Copy of our Free Report: How To Stop Shoulder Pain Without Risking Surgery & While Staying Active. Inside you’ll find a series of 3 techniques that you can do that will start giving you some relief.

If you would like to know more about our approach to shoulder pain treatment, including rotator cuff physical therapy, in Scottsdale, and you’d like to get to know us better before deciding, now is your chance. Click the button below, and fill out a short form to apply for a Discovery Visit. We offer just 4 per week only to people who are serious about getting back to their active, healthy, mobile lifestyles free of shoulder pain. 

Click Here To Apply For A FREE Discovery Visit

“Can You Tell Me More About Your Approach?”

Sure, it’s called the “PHIX” approach – pronounced “fix.” Here’s how it works: 

  • A complete analysis that looks at your body as a system, not just one piece at a time. 
  • A combination of the latest and most impactful research across many industries. 
  • An analysis of the root cause of your shoulder pain.
  • An individual treatment plan to address every aspect of your limitation.
  • The bridge between getting you “healthy” and keeping you active, mobile, and strong. 
  • A focus on using hands on treatment and movement to heal. We do not use hot-packs, estim, or other forms of passive temporary treatments. 
  • A standard our doctors hold themselves to, that makes sure you get the highest possibility of achieving your outcome.

Common Diagnosis We Help

  • Rotator Cuff Pain
  • Shoulder Bursitis
  • AC Joint Pain
  • Impingement
  • Shoulder Instability

Common Causes

  • Muscle imbalance
  • Muscle tightness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Trauma
  • Postural Tendencies

If you would like to inquire further about your condition, and if we help people in your particular situation, you can click the button below and fill out a form to request a call-back. 

Click To Speak With An Expert

“How Can Choosing a PT at DPT Help Me?”

  • With our PHIX approach, we can identify the ROOT CAUSE of your pain, and design a plan to address it. 
  • We will identify all the individual components of your injury, and make sure nothing gets left out.
  • We will explain clearly why the other things you have tried, have only resulted in temporary relief. 
  • You’ll get back to being active, which we know is about more than just being active. It’s about stress relief, and it helps you live a high-performance life. 
  • You’ll sleep better at night, knowing that you have a solution. 
  • You’ll get clear and straightforward communication, and finally get the lasting solutions you’ve been looking for. 
  • You’ll be working with a team of doctors. Even though you may be seeing one doctor, we hold round-tables in our clinic to deal with cases of all levels of difficulty. 
  • We know when it’s time to change direction of treatment to ensure that you keep progressing.

Basically we design a detailed plan, and have a standardized process for getting you from where you are at now…back to the active, healthy, mobile lifestyle you love. 

If you’re ready to go, but you’d like to know more about availability for appointments at our Scottsdale shoulder pain treatment clinic, and what it costs. Simply click the button below and fill out the short form on the next page.

Click To Ask About Cost And Availability

Please Take A Few Moments To Hear What Our Clients Have To Say About DPT