Shoulder pain is so common because many of the solutions out there just take one area into consideration. The muscles, the joints, nerves, strength, weakness, etcetera. The simple truth is that shoulder pain is a complex condition with many contributing factors. The good thing though, is that the solution to most shoulder pain is a lot more simple once it’s understood and applied correctly.
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.
Step 1: Find the Root Cause
The core issue, which has been proven time and again in the best research, is that the body has developed compensation patterns in order to protect itself. These patterns are hardwired into the brain, and will continue to persist unless they are fixed.
This pattern is what CAUSES the tight muscles, and the stiff joints. These tight muscles and stiff joints eventually damage different structures in your shoulder, causing shoulder pain. Therefore, correcting the pattern is the true root cause. If you want proof of this, look no further than the testimonials on our website and our Google listing from happy people who once had shoulder pain, and now they’re pain free.
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.
Step 2: Develop a Strategy
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.
Step 3: Take Measurements On Your Way To Success
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 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.
We understand that shoulder pain is frustrating, and that people have been told many different things about it, including that they have to stretch forever to keep it at bay. That’s why we created our Discovery Visit. It’s completely natural to be skeptical to try new things, and we wanted to create a way for people to meet our doctors, and learn about this effective approach to treating the root cause, WITHOUT any risk.
To apply for a DISCOVERY VISIT is simple. All you need to do is click the Application Button and fill out the form. If instead, you’d like to think about it, take our shoulder pain guide, it’s full of simple tips you can start using today to get some relief.