Liberto Therapy, LLC

For Appointments Call: (561) 582-2306

Thomas Liberto, LMT
Advanced Treatment for Muscular Pain and Disorders
Auto, Work, Sports Injuries, Chronic Pain

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Do you suffer with Shoulder Pain?

People of any age and activity level may experience shoulder pain at one point or another. This is partly due to the fact that the shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body, so it is used for a wide variety of tasks and activities. You may feel shoulder pain only when you move your shoulder, or all of the time. The pain may originate is any number of areas in the shoulder, such as the ligaments, the muscles, the tendons or the joint itself.

ANATOMY

The shoulder joint is a shallow ball-and-socket joint that resembles your hip joint. The hip joint is a deep ball-and-socket joint that sacrifices mobility for the necessary stability required to support and transport the weight of the body. The shoulder's shallow joint sacrifices stability for the necessary mobility necessary to scratch your back and also reach above your head as in putting on a tee-shirt or getting a coffee cup from the kitchen cabinet. Such a mobile joint tends to be more susceptible to injury.

The shoulder is the most often dislocated joint in the body.

Your shoulder is made up of three bones:

  • your upper arm bone (humerus),
  • your shoulder blade (scapula),
  • and your collarbone (clavicle).

The head of your upper arm bone fits into a rounded socket in your shoulder blade. This socket is called the glenoid. A combination of muscles and tendons keeps your arm bone centered in your shoulder socket. These tissues are called the rotator cuff. They cover the head of your upper arm bone and attach it to your shoulder blade.

CAUSES

There are many potential causes of shoulder pain including, but not limited to:

  • Overuse or injury
  • Separated shoulder
  • Contract injury to the shoulder
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Bursitis-inflammation of the fluid-filled sac that protects the shoulder joint.
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Tendinitis
  • Being involved in athletics, weightlifting or other forms of exercise can be a risk factor since it increases the chances of an injury to the shoulder or overuse of tendons and muscles.

Sometimes, shoulder pain may be due to a problem in another area of the body, such as the neck or lungs. This is called "referred pain."

CALL TODAY for a consultation:

Thomas Liberto, LMT

309 Lake Avenue

Lake Worth, FL 33460

Telephone: 561-582-2306

Email: thomas@libertotherapy.com

My right shoulder has improved 95% since treatments began with you only a month ago.

I have been receiving massage therapy for over 20 years, including treatments in Costa Rica, Trinidad, France, and Germany. Your technique has been the most effective.”

Peter J.
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