Shoulder Pain Relief

Tight Or Achy Shoulders Holding You Back?

Try Physical Therapy!

We use our shoulders constantly throughout the day. It goes without saying that if your shoulders are bothering you, you’ll know something is wrong almost instantly. Finding shoulder pain relief is no small feat!

The good news is that you’re not alone in this. We can help you with whatever is causing your shoulder pain. Forward Physical Therapy in Knoxville, TN is committed to offering you natural shoulder pain management solutions. To discover more about how physical therapy can provide you with shoulder pain relief, schedule an appointment with us today!

Reasons for shoulder pain

Shoulder pain can range from minor pains to severe bone-on-bone discomfort.

Shoulder pain is caused by a number of factors. You may have been in an accident, injured a muscle, or suffered from arthritis.
Whatever amount of discomfort you’re experiencing, here are some frequent causes of shoulder pain for which you can seek treatment in Knoxville, TN:

Rotator cuff injuries

Shoulder soreness, arm weakness, difficulties reaching behind the back, and sleeping problems are all symptoms of rotator cuff injury.
Physical therapy can often help to relieve discomfort and improve strength without the need for surgery. However, if surgery is required, physical therapy will be an important part of the recovery process.

Frozen shoulder

Are you experiencing a painful loss of motion and a tightness of the shoulder joint? You might have a condition known as “frozen shoulder”, causing restriction in movement. This syndrome can occur if your arm has been in a cast or sling for a long time or if you have been bedridden.


The two most frequent kinds of arthritis that affect the shoulder are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Both result in shoulder muscle weakness, making it difficult to execute daily tasks.

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes the immune system to target the membranes that surround the shoulder joint. Discomfort and inflammation are symptoms of this illness.


Impingement typically occurs because of abnormal movement and tracking of the humeral head as you lift your arm overhead. Pain typically occurs when you lift your arm at or above 90 degrees.

Osteoarthritis develops when the cartilage in the shoulder joint wears down significantly. This is usually a result of age or overuse. Our Knoxville, TN physical therapy clinic can help you find relief for both of these issues!


Tendinitis is inflammation in the shoulder joint. When tendons become inflamed over time, tendinitis will cause swelling and severe impingement when you raise your arm.

Poor posture contributes to tendinitis because it disrupts the equilibrium of your shoulders and causes tension and weakness.

How can physical therapy provide shoulder pain relief?

Physical therapy is a non-invasive, natural, and comfortable solution for shoulder pain. Our physical therapists have treated a wide range of shoulder pain disorders, with many patients seeing considerable relief and improvement after just a few sessions!

Our physical therapist will assess several aspects of your overall health. Some of these include:

  • Medical history
  • Joint mobility
  • Joint motion mechanics
  • Range of motion
  • Strength
  • Coordination

The magic of physical therapy begins once you’ve pinpointed the root of your shoulder pain. Custom treatment plans are designed by physical therapists to manage and eliminate pain.

Gentle manual therapy treatment may be used to help restore movement, ease soft tissue limitations, and improve circulation. In addition, treatment may include strengthening exercises.

You can also expect education on how to avoid future shoulder problems, so that you don’t find yourself back in our office a month after recovery!

Find shoulder pain relief in Knoxville, TN today!

Shoulder pain should not control your life. We will give you the help you need to get back to doing the things you enjoy without pain. Request an appointment with Forward Physical Therapy in Knoxville, TN today to begin your journey toward full shoulder pain relief!

Your Next Steps…

  1. Request An Appointment

  2. Receive A Custom Treatment Plan

  3. Work Hard and Progress In Your Recovery

  4. Recover & Enjoy Life Pain-Free!