Shoulder pain and discomfort affects many people in the United States and across the world. According to Penn Medicine, "the most common cause of shoulder pain occurs when rotator cuff tendons become trapped under the bony area in the shoulder." When this happens, inflammation or tendon damage occurs and results in pain, aches, and general discomfort.
Rotator cuff injuries can happen in one-off events (like a fall) or can occur through repeated motion or activity over time (like performing a job that requires frequent shoulder motion). Generally, rest, ice, and physical therapy can get a shoulder back on track, but sometimes, surgery is needed. If you've injured your shoulder and are looking for a helpful tool for rehabilitation and physical therapy, we recommend Treat Your Own Shoulder, available on Amazon. The book includes many tried and tested techniques by doctors, physical therapists, and more. As an Amazon Associate, Rehabilitation Health and our health professionals/practices earn from qualifying Amazon purchases.