The shoulder is one of the most complex joints in the body. It is called a ball-and-socket joint because it is formed when the “ball” end of the humerus (upper arm bone) fits into the “socket” of the scapula (shoulder blade). This arrangement allows the shoulder to have a wide range of motion, but also makes it vulnerable to injury.
The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder and give it support. A rim of cartilage on the “socket”, called the labrum, also provides support by forming a cup for the ball-like head of the humerus to fit into.
If any of the muscles or tendons around the shoulder are compromised, injury can occur. Some conditions that can occur if muscle/tendon tissue is injured are:
Lucas Therapies can treat all the above conditions and more with a variety of treatment techniques. Our skilled Therapist use treatment techniques that include: Thermal (heat/cold), Individualized Therapeutic Exercise Program, Manual Therapy, Dry Needling, Ultrasound, Electric Stimulation, Joint Mobilization, Cupping, Taping, and Patient Education.
Lucas Therapies is one of the most diverse practices in Virginia. Let one of our physical therapist help with your pain.