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Shoulder Pain Treatment

Using a combination of natural and non-invasive approaches to treat shoulder pain and improve your well-being.
Treatment for shoulder pain at Park North

Shoulder Pain Treatment at Park North Physical Therapy

It’s hard to get through any day if you have pain in your shoulders. You may have difficulty completing simple tasks such as getting dressed, preparing a meal, picking up objects, and more. You almost certainly can’t participate in sporting activities.

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Shoulder Pain Relief

At Park North Physical Therapy, we are committed to providing clients with holistic shoulder pain treatment. Using a range of approaches, including NEUBIE physical therapy, we can relieve shoulder pain, improve range of motion, and reduce muscle weakness.

Schedule an appointment today for a lasting solution to the shoulder pain hindering your daily activities.

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Common Causes of Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain can arise at any time. The pain may be acute or chronic, depending on the underlying cause. Some of the most common causes of shoulder pain include the following:


Rotator Cuff Injury

The rotator cuff comprises a group of four upper arm muscles that help stabilize the shoulder. They play a crucial role in shoulder and upper arm movements. Other symptoms of injury to the rotator cuff (beyond shoulder pain) include arm weakness, difficulty reaching the back, and sleeping difficulties.

Most mild rotator cuff injuries can heal on their own. However, we recommend physical therapy to fully address the underlying cause and prevent a recurrence. In severe cases requiring surgery, we can incorporate physical therapy into your recovery.


Shoulder Impingement

Shoulder impingement is a condition where the rotator cuff tendons become pinched between your upper arm bone and shoulder blade.

Shoulder impingement comes with debilitating pain, in addition to weakness and a sudden inability to move the shoulder joint. You’ll struggle with raising your arm above your head or to the side.



Arthritis is an inflammation of any joint in the body. Since your shoulder is a joint, it can suffer any of the different types of arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common type, often due to wear and tear within the shoulder joint.

You may also have rheumatoid arthritis, which is an autoimmune disease that causes your immune system to attack your joints, or psoriatic arthritis, which occurs in people battling the skin condition psoriasis. If your shoulder pain is due to arthritis, you can expect to see some swelling and significant stiffness.



This condition means you have inflammation of the tendon from overuse of the shoulder joint.


A consistent ache, intense pain during movement, stiffness, limited mobility, swelling or tenderness, muscle weakness, and occasional numbness or tingling.

What To Expect During Physical Therapy for Shoulder Pain Relief

Physical therapy is a natural approach to ensuring relief from shoulder pain without dependence on medications or surgery. At Park North Physical Therapy, we regularly treat diverse conditions that cause shoulder pain. Many patients report improvements from the first few sessions.

During your visit, we’ll use a combination of physical assessments and diagnostic tests to determine the cause of your shoulder pain. We’ll evaluate your range of motion, strength, coordination, medical history, and more.

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Next, we’ll create a specialized combination of physical therapy approaches to help manage and relieve your pain. Some of the approaches we might recommend include:

Manual Therapy
We’ll use joint and soft tissue mobilization, active release techniques and posture correction modules to ease soft tissue restrictions, improve circulation, and restore joint movement around your shoulder.
Personalized Therapeutic Exercise
We recommend several shoulder exercises to improve strength, flexibility, and range of motion in the shoulder joint and surrounding muscles. We’ll practice some of these exercises during your appointments and recommend those you can try safely at home to help you accelerate recovery.
Electrical Stimulation
Here at Park North Physical Therapy, we use a unique electrical therapy approach for shoulder pain treatment.
Our NEUBIE (Neuro-Bio-Electric) stimulator delivers high-frequency, low-amplitude currents to the nervous system around your shoulder joint. It’s a painless, non-invasive way to reduce inflammation and pain.

Get Lasting Shoulder Pain Relief Today

Is shoulder pain affecting your quality of life? It doesn’t have to! Our highly experienced therapists can help you get back to living without pain through non-invasive treatments.

Call Park North Physical Therapy in Morningside Heights, NY, today at 212-222-6525 to answer any questions you might have about our practice and to schedule a consultation for your shoulder pain and chronic lower back pain.