Shoulder Rehabilitation: Exercises And Treatments

There are many ways to injure the shoulder if we are not careful: after a sudden movement, after prolonged physical activity, or simply from a bruise.

If your shoulder hurts and you think you may have suffered an injury, don’t let it “go away on its own” and go to a specialist at One Wellness. These types of injuries require rehabilitation with exercises and treatments to prevent them from becoming chronic, preventing us from returning to a normal routine. Don’t wait any longer and start your shoulder rehabilitation.

Most Common Shoulder Injuries

Shoulder injuries are very common in our society since it is a joint that can be easily injured if you are not careful.

Shoulder pain is one of the most common, especially in athletes or elderly people. It is the most mobile joint since it brings together bones, muscles, tendons, cartilage, and nerves; and that contains a synovial bursa, which in case of deterioration or rupture can cause severe pain and difficulty moving.

One of the most common shoulder injuries that usually occur is in the rotator cuff, that is, pain in the area formed by muscles and tendons which can lead to tendinopathy or bursitis – rupture of the synovial bursa. On the other hand, if you are an athlete, you are surely familiar with the term “shoulder dislocation” (it is a dislocation of the shoulder). It occurs when the head of the hummer dislodges from its place, causing very acute pain and deforming the shoulder.

Finally, between the rotator cuffs is the supraspinatus tendon, which helps stabilize the joint and is the most frequently, injured. These three injuries are the most common in the shoulder area and can be treated with physical therapy and, if necessary, surgery.

The recovery time for a shoulder dislocation ranges between 6 and 12 weeks if treated promptly with rest and sports physiotherapy. Another pathology that can occur is shoulder subluxation, although it is milder than the previously explained “dislocation.” Shoulder subluxation is the partial separation of two bones that form a joint.

How Is Shoulder Surgery Performed?

There are several types of shoulder surgery and, depending on your injury; you will need to undergo one intervention or another. One of the most common is shoulder arthroscopy, in which a small camera (arthroscopy) is used to help us examine and repair the damaged area and is introduced through a small incision in the skin. Thanks to arthroscopy we can repair injuries that cause shoulder pain, such as a muscle tear or rotator cuffs.

Time Off After Shoulder Surgery

Recovery after arthroscopy usually lasts between 1 and 6 months and causes less pain and stiffness than other surgeries. In general, there are usually no complications during shoulder arthroscopies since, as mentioned above, it is a routine procedure for most surgeons and, as long as the instructions provided by grammatologists and physiotherapists are followed, You will be able to return to normal without the risk of worsening your injury.

You should wear a sling and exercise your wrist and fingers so that they do not lose mobility, avoiding moving your arm as much as possible. To sleep, you should avoid resting your weight on the injured area and adopt a posture, preferably vertical, elevating the trunk with pillows and cushions.

Treatments For Shoulder Recovery

At One Wellness we have innovative rehabilitation treatments for the shoulder, thanks to our state-of-the-art machinery and the manual therapies performed by our specialist physiotherapists.

Shoulder Rehabilitation Exercises

To reduce shoulder pain and if there is inflammation in the area, we recommend undergoing manual therapies and electrotherapy that will stimulate the joint. In addition, we will improve the joint with stretches and exercises guided by your physical therapist so that you can do them in our clinic and at home, according to their instructions.

You can also rehabilitate your shoulder in the water with movement exercises since the aquatic environment allows you to improve mobility with hardly any pain in the rehabilitation after undergoing shoulder surgery. There are therapeutic pools where you can perform flexion and extension, abduction, and adduction exercises, among others.

Use flotation material or pikes for this type of movement. You can also walk through the water exaggerating your arm movement and even write the letters of the alphabet in the water, without pushing your joints to the limit. We remind you that these exercises must always be supervised by an expert to avoid possible subsequent damage.

Shoulder Physiotherapy

In our physiotherapy clinic in One Wellness we have a rehabilitation pool for patients who suffer from any shoulder pathology, such as after undergoing surgery or a pathological disease, as well as specialized machinery to strengthen and rehabilitate the joints or muscles that have been damaged.

Come to our clinic and trust our professionals to return to your routine in the best possible way. At One Wellness we have everything you need to make your rehabilitation process the most effective, painless, and even fun.

You can enjoy the latest technology machinery and the most advanced manual therapies and, with our recommended treatments and exercises, they will help make your recovery quick and easy.

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