Shoulder Pain

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We don't think much about our shoulders until they start to give us pain. Most people immediately start looking for a treatment solution because they are always using their shoulders to lift and extend their arms, to carry, wave and perform numerous other motions and tasks. The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body and as a result it is subject to a wide range of injuries and conditions.

Shoulder problems that go unchecked can lead to lifelong, debilitating issues. In order to properly treat the shoulder joint and achieve long-term relief it is important to identify the cause of shoulder pain. Learn some of the common causes of shoulder pain and how treatment by Dr. Todd Schragen of All Pro Health can return your shoulder to functional health.

"Dr. Todd Schragen is fantastic! I am a multi-sport athlete who has beaten up on her body for many years and occasionally need someone to glue me back together. Dr. Schragen is super thorough and really does everything possible to help get you back to doing what you love. He uses the "no stone left unturned" approach and is very knowledgable, professional and fun to work with. I am also a triathlon coach and would have no hesitation recommending All Pro Heath's services to my clients."

Ali Headley

ABOUT SHOULDER PAIN

The causes of shoulder pain are seemingly endless, but let’s go over some of the more common causes for pain in the shoulder. Shoulder pain may be the result of conditions, such as:

  • Athletic injuries
  • Neck and upper back tightness
  • Spinal misalignment
  • Abnormal patterns of movement
  • Arthritis
  • Automobile accidents

While a few of the items on this list may indicate localized swelling in the shoulder joint, more of them point to the spine as the probable source of pain. The nerves that control the shoulder originate in the spine. If the vertebrae around the neck and upper back are compressed or injured, the nerves that go to the shoulder will be irritated and cause pain. Even a minor spinal misalignment can interrupt communication between the nerves and the shoulder and a cascade of problems can begin. So, what appears as shoulder pain may actually be referred pain from the spinal column.

SYMPTOMS OF SHOULDER INJURY

Due to the wide range of causative factors, shoulder pain and abnormal motion in the joint may develop gradually or come on suddenly. Symptoms of a shoulder injury are occasionally very subtle, but even these can develop into major issues. Since the shoulder joint is used in the vast majority of activities that we engage in daily, all symptoms involving the shoulder should be monitored carefully and treated promptly to avoid progression of the problem. Symptoms indicating the need for an immediate evaluation of the shoulder complex include:

  • Shoulder pain that lasts for more than a week
  • Shoulder pain that goes away and then returns frequently
  • Difficulty raising your arm above your head
  • Trouble or pain when carrying objects
  • Pain in the shoulder joint that becomes more pronounced in the evening
  • Any visual signs of damage to the joint such as bruising or swelling
  • Unusual snapping or clicking sensations in the joint during movement

TREATMENT FOR SHOULDER PAIN

Shoulder injury treatment at All Pro Health is a gentle and non-invasive alternative to medications and surgeries that provides fast and effective results. Dr. Schragen is trained to deal with issues in the spine and the shoulder complex that result in shoulder pain. In order to determine the cause of your shoulder pain, treatment begins with a thorough evaluation process, using information provided from your medical history, and advanced imaging techniques. Once a correct diagnosis is achieved it will then be used to develop an individualized treatment plan that will help ensure a fast recovery from the following:

  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Impingement Syndromes
  • Labrum Injuries
  • …and many more

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Dr. Todd Schragen is amazing at what he does. I have patella femoral tracking disorder and it was very hard for me to do small tasks, after being treated and using ARP Wave I am now able to do everyday activities. He just started to incorporate ARP Wave into his practice. ARP Wave is one of the best things ever! I highly recommend All Pro Health and their services.

Maya S

I'm a multisport athlete and I saw Dr. Todd Schragen for a shoulder injury involving several different muscle groups. After just one visit, he had the situation under control so I could start healing. Dr. Schragen has an amazing understanding of athletes and how we train (and sometimes overtrain!) and approaches his treatment plan with the objective of getting you back out doing what you love! He has also devised a daily set of movements to keep his patients tuned up for a long life of activity. This guy is knowledgeable, compassionate and thoroughly understands his practice and patients. I cannot recommend him highly enough!

Maureen Higgins

Great experience. Dr. Schragen helped out with a bad sprained foot. He was very accommodating with his schedule and had very reasonable pricing. Highly recommend.

Jeff Feinstein

Dr. Todd Schragen is fantastic! I am a multi-sport athlete who has beaten up on her body for many years and occasionally need someone to glue me back together. Dr. Schragen is super thorough and really does everything possible to help get you back to doing what you love. He uses the "no stone left unturned" approach and is very knowledgable, professional and fun to work with. I am also a triathlon coach and would have no hesitation recommending All Pro Heath's services to my clients.

Ali Headley

Dr. Todd Schragen is wonderful and beyond caring! After having a surgery I needed to rehab my foot and All Pro Health was amazing! Dr. Schragen explained all the exercises very throughly and helped me see major improvement. He really cares about all of his patients and understands their needs. I highly recommend Dr. Schragen and All Pro Health!

Heather Korn

I highly recommend All Pro Health, especially Dr. Schragen! He was attentive, thorough, knowledgeable, & caring! I came in with lower back pain & Dr. Schragen made it his personal mission to have me feeling 100% again. I have already referred several friends and they are amazed at the quality of service. I’m so grateful for everything All Pro Health has done and I will continue to spread the word!

Christina Kelly

I started going to All Pro Health after having not done any kind of therapy or strengthening for years. Due to my diagnosis, it was assumed that I couldn’t build muscle, but Dr. Todd Schragen was not discouraged and gave his best effort to help me get in the best shape possible. After only a few sessions I felt a dramatic improvement in the way my body felt and operated. He brings both a wealth of knowledge, as well as a great energy. This is definitely the best experience I’ve had with physical therapy and will continue here to keep improving.

Patrick Higgins

Dr. Todd Schragen is truly amazing. I’ve been seeing him since 2012 for various work related injuries and discomforts coming from a physically demanding profession. Time and time again he’s negated all issues and allowed me to effectively do my work. He’s super enthusiastic about what he does and it shows, all you need to do as a patient is follow what he asks you to do diligently and I promise those issues will subside and go away. Thank you Dr. Schragen for the recent help you provided, you’re the man!

Zachary Savvides

Thank you Dr. Todd Schragen for helping me recover from spinal surgery. Your knowledge and attention to detail are amazing and your energy inspiring. Just what I needed to heal my mind and body.

Michael Pilla

All Pro Health has been great. I have been going for more than a few months now. Dr. Schragen is knowledgeable and dedicated to getting me back to doing what I love. He is constantly thinking of new ways to improve my recovery and quickly adapting to changes. I continue to look forward to going to each session. Highly recommend.

Cherry Song

All-Pro Health is a very professional business. I found Dr. Schragen extremely knowledgeable. His goal is to get you feeling better and out doing the activities you love. He also provides you with the knowledge to prevent injuries. He sends you home with ways to recover which allows you to heal quickly and efficiently. He is passionate about what he does and it shows. I highly recommend him for any type of physical therapy. He's very personable and makes you feel very comfortable.

Amy Driscoll

After experiencing pain in my foot and seeing a podiatrist for 8 months without relief, I saw Dr. Todd Schragen and within 10 seconds he identified a bone that was out of place. I was immediately able to walk pain-free again and am completely cured because of his holistic approach of focusing on all areas – from head to toe for posture, stretching and core strength. His energy, finesse and expertise has made all visits enjoyable. Dr. Schragen is my miracle worker!!

Jonathan Teitelbaum

I suffer from spinal stenosis. I find the exercises Dr. Schragen has taught me, his soft tissue rub down on my legs, and the ARP device very helpful in giving me back a quality of life. You too can be MEDICINE FREE with the help of Dr. Schragen and All Pro Health.

Stephen Goldman

Awesome results. Dr. Schragen fixed a shoulder injury I had been struggling with for years. Started to feel improvement after first appointment. Would 100% recommend him to anyone else.

James Glynn

Dr.Todd Schragen is amazing all around! I have been working with him for a few months for chronic knee pain. I can say I've had the most relief I have had in years. All Pro Health is very dedicated to their patients, and willing to go above and beyond to meet their patients needs. Very knowledgeable and professional, highly recommended!!!

Brittany Muraco

I recently hurt my back picking up my daughter. After a couple days of my back being in pain I decided to reach out to All Pro Health which a friend of mine referred me to. Dr. Todd Schragen is an excellent doctor. He was able to diagnose the problem and immediately went to work. After my first visit, my back immediately had relief and within a week the pain was completely gone and I started having more mobility. Dr. Schragen has a lot of experience and understands his patients. I've been going for over a month and day by day my mobility has gotten better and its all thanks to Dr. Schragen.

Damon Cooper

Dr. Todd Schragen helped me a lot with lower back and hip discomfort. Very professional, clean, and a pleasure to do business with. Very easy to schedule and accommodating when you need an un-scheduled visit.

Pat Dowd

Dr. Todd Schragen is amazing! He listens to your body and breaks everything down step by step to rebuild and reform. Very knowledgeable and great energy!

Christina

Dr. Todd Schragen is incredibly skilled and knowledgeable in his craft. His patience and persistence are reassuring and he prioritizes the patients needs, dedicating his time and attention, which is uncommon in almost any practice setting. I am thrilled with my results and would highly recommend him to anyone for treatment, maintenance or proficiency of movement. Dr. Schragen’s goal is overall functional health and it is apparent in his application to each case. If you’re an athlete, a couch potato or somewhere in between, and just want to remain injury free, definitely come here!

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