Shoulder Pain

High Line Rehab PT

Doctors of Physical Therapy & Physical Therapy located in Midtown, New York, NY

Because the shoulder is a complex structure with an incredible range of motion, shoulder pain is quite common. Nadim Elshazly, DPT, and Hisham Senan, DPT, OCS, at High Line Rehab PT in Midtown Manhattan have extensive experience uncovering the root cause of shoulder pain and providing effective treatments. To find out the right treatment for your shoulder pain, call the New York City office or book an appointment online today.

Shoulder Pain

What are some common causes of shoulder pain?

There’s a number of different injuries and conditions that can result in shoulder pain, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Acromioclavicular (AC) joint injury 
  • Bursitis
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Impingement
  • Tendinitis
  • Torn cartilage
  • Frozen shoulder


In many cases, poor posture and overuse cause stress to the muscles, ligaments, and other tissue that supports your shoulder. 

High Line Rehab PT works with you to determine the cause of your condition. You and your physical therapist work together to develop a comprehensive treatment plan designed to relieve your pain as quickly as possible and restore the full range of motion to your shoulder.  

When should I seek medical attention?

In most cases, shoulder pain clears up with at-home care. If self-care measures like rest, ice, and over-the-counter pain relievers aren’t effective, High Line Rehab PT can help you find the right treatment. 

You should also book an appointment if your shoulder pain is accompanied by swelling, redness, or warmth around your shoulder joint. 

How is shoulder pain diagnosed?

The movements of the shoulder are incredibly complex, making shoulder pain difficult to pinpoint. The physical therapists at High Line Rehab PT are highly skilled at movement analysis of the shoulder. The practice has years of experience evaluating shoulder movement to determine the exact location of your pain. 

Your physical therapist also evaluates your strength, movement, coordination, and medical history to determine your diagnosis. An accurate diagnosis is the best way to help you achieve a successful, pain-free recovery as quickly as possible. 

What treatments are available?

High Line Rehab PT uses manual therapy as the foundation for shoulder pain treatment. Manual therapy consists of a number of different hands-on techniques used to manipulate your soft tissue and joints to relieve pain. 

Depending on your needs, your treatment plan may include a number of other treatments, like:

  • Electrical stimulation
  • Zero-gravity postural training
  • Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy 


The practice also offers personalized exercise programs to help you strengthen the muscles that support your shoulder and prevent pain in the future. 

In severe cases, surgery may be required to treat your shoulder pain. High Line Rehab PT provides post-surgical rehab to help you rebuild your strength and regain the function of your shoulder. The practice works with your physician to ensure the most successful recovery. 

To speak with a physical therapist about treating your shoulder pain, book an appointment at High Line Rehab PT by phone or online today. 

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