Shoulder Pain & Injuries

Proven Physical Therapy Rehab For Athlete Shoulder Injuries

Pitching a baseball, swinging a tennis racket, serving a volleyball, hanging from gymnastics bars, pumping your arms while running – all of these athletic movements require healthy shoulders. Whatever sport you participate in, your shoulders are participating with you … 

… until one (or both) of them gets injured.

When you begin to experience shoulder pain and immobility, it’s time to throw in the towel (with your good arm, of course) and seek medical treatment. Recovering from most sports-related shoulder injuries shouldn’t take long but ignoring your pain and injury can cause irreparable damage that keeps you out of sports permanently.

Common Sports-Related Shoulder Injuries

Shoulder injuries are very common in athletes who subject themselves to high stress and repetitive motions. High-impact sports where collisions and falls occur frequently can also injure shoulder joints. The most common types of shoulder injuries -and the motions that cause them- include:

  • Rotator cuff injuriesThe rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that keep the upper arm bone in the shoulder socket. Overuse can lead to tendinitis and eventually a tear. This causes pain and weakness in the shoulder and grinding sensation may accompany any movement. Rotator cuff injuries are most common in throwing athletes and swimmers.
  • Sprain- Overuse of your shoulder can stretch or tear ligaments, leading to pain and swelling.
  • Bursitis- Bursae are fluid-filled sacs that act as cushions between bones, joints and muscles throughout the body. When inflamed from overuse of your shoulder, they cause pain, tenderness, loss of movement and swelling. 
  • Fractures- Fractures in the shoulder can involve the clavicle, scapula or humerus bones and result in severe pain, swelling and reduced range of motion. Such fractures are commonly caused by high-impact sports like hockey or football or falling from a height like in gymnastics or mountain climbing. 
  • Dislocation- Like fractures, dislocation is usually caused by a collision or fall. A dislocated shoulder looks out of place, has swelling or bruising, hurts and won’t move properly. There may also be numbness or muscle spasms.
  • Shoulder instability- Developing over time in throwers, shoulder instability happens when tissues in the shoulder fail to keep the arm centered in the shoulder socket. This can cause pain, numbness and decreased throwing ability.

The True Sports Sweet Spot – Experienced Sports and Shoulder Physical Therapy

Pain in the shoulder joint is a common cause for physical therapy referrals. A number of pathologies of the shoulder can cause pain including rotator cuff tendonitis, bursitis, glenoid labral tears and even tight shoulders and shoulder blades. 

The therapists at True Sports Physical Therapy have the experience and expertise to properly identify the source of your pain and tailor a therapy program to achieve your rehabilitation goals. Regardless if you’re looking to get back to running, baseball, football, any other organized sport or CrossFit, our therapists will help you return to your sport quickly.

As sports physical therapists, we understand the unique movements every sport requires and how they affect your body. With this knowledge, the True Sports team not only helps you treat your shoulder pain and recover from your shoulder injury, but we also help you utilize techniques, strengthening and conditioning to improve your athletic performance. Our state-of-the-art facilities are equipped to allow all types of athletic training so you can get back into peak condition and learn how to protect yourself from further injury. 

At True Sports, we use only up-to-date, proven sports medicine science in all of our treatment plans and therapies. Our therapists work as a team with you and your doctor to deliver outstanding treatment that will help you feel confident returning to the sport you love. Our services extend to athletes of all ages and skill levels, and we treat injuries and conditions from minor to severe. No matter who you are or what your rehab goals are after a shoulder injury, we have the experts and therapies you need to return to the sport you love even better than before. 

Schedule An Appointment Today. With convenient locations throughout the Baltimore area, including Fell’s Point, Timonium, Woodbine, Columbia and Abingdon, True Sports Physical Therapy is the preferred choice of any athletes and weekend warriors ready to experience the highest level of therapeutic expertise and rehabilitative care. Select your location and schedule an appointment online or call 1-410-946-1672. Contact us at your convenience by phone, 1-410-946-1672, or website message.

 

To save time when you arrive, complete our new patient form online or download our new patient packet and bring a completed copy with you to your first appointment. We work with most health insurance organizations. Please call our office at 1-401-946-1672 and our admin team will verify your insurance plan or ask us about our Self Pay rates.

The True Test - Expert Injury Prevention

CrossFit is about pushing the limits of your physical abilities, not breaking them. When you’ve taken your body too far and find yourself in pain, the CrossFit experts at True Sports Physical Therapy can guide you through a rehabilitation plan that relieves your pain and educates you on how to perform better so that you are no longer as susceptible to injury. We help you make the most of your CrossFit training and reach your goals faster and safer than before.

At True Sports Physical Therapy, we help CrossFit enthusiasts of all levels train and return to the sport they love by supporting them through recovery from athletic injuries and practicing safe exercise techniques to prevent future injuries. 

Using poor form, performing repetitive motions and overworking your body are all common mistakes made by CrossFitters that can lead to injury. Consequently, at True Sports, we often see CrossFit athletes who are suffering from:

  • Low back pain
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Knee injuries
  • Tennis elbow
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Thoracic pain
  • Neck pain
  • Plantar fasciitis pain
  • Hip impingement

All of these conditions can keep you from reaching your fitness goals, not to mention enjoying normal daily activities. It is important to take a break and seek treatment for all types of pain and injuries before returning to CrossFit training. True Sports can help.

We specialize in helping athletes understand their bodies so they can pursue their fitness goals safely and successfully. Our True Sports therapists combine their knowledge of anatomy and physiology with your drive for success to create a custom plan for your rehabilitation and conditioning so you can return to your CrossFit training faster and more ready than ever.

We look at your favorite CrossFit exercises, the injuries you have sustained and your risk of further injury and complications. 

Our CrossFit physical therapy experts will help you understand what muscles and joints you use during your CrossFit activities and the mechanics of how they work together so you can use them safely while maximizing the results you want. We can help identify the cause of your pain and help improve your technique to prevent future pain. 

With this knowledge, we can design daily workouts that will improve your strength and endurance and get you back in shape for your CrossFit training regimen. We can show you how to:

  • Stretch properly
  • Use proper fitness technique
  • Target weak muscles
  • Train muscles to work as a group
  • Develop good stability
  • Increase range of motion

Whether you need advice for training properly or guidance as you recover from pain and injury, collaborating with your True Sports CrossFit expert will give you the tools you need to develop the versatility and power you need for peak CrossFit performance.

Schedule An Appointment Today

With convenient locations throughout the Baltimore area, including Fell’s Point, Timonium, Woodbine, Columbia and Abingdon, True Sports Physical Therapy is the preferred choice of any athletes and weekend warriors ready to experience the highest level of therapeutic expertise and rehabilitative care. Select your location and schedule an appointment online or call 1-410-946-1672. Contact us at your convenience by phone, 1-410-946-1672, or website message.

To save time when you arrive, complete our new patient form online or download our new patient packet and bring a completed copy with you to your first appointment. We work with most health insurance organizations. Please call our office at 1-401-946-1672 and our admin team will verify your insurance plan or ask us about our Self Pay rates.

"True Sports knows baseball rehab. If you have an injury, these guys are the best in the biz. In all my major league experience, I have never had such great service and expertise. I can't recommend them enough."

- Sam Fuld 2x All-American, 8 year Major League Outfielder.

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