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Crossfit Shoulder Injury Treatment in New York City
Dr. Steven Shoshany and his team work with NYC Crossfit enthusiasts, as well as the adventure racing communities to prevent and treat injuries sustained through Crossfit workouts. A common condition treated at Dr. Shoshany’s practice in NYC is shoulder impingement, and a good percentage of patients who exhibit this condition practice Crossfit.
Crossfit is one of the most popular and effective exercise regimes practiced in the country.
However, because of Crossfit’s high level of intensity, injuries of the shoulders, upper body, and knees are common if exercises are not performed in the proper form.
Prompt treatment is essential when it comes to shoulder impingement. Because of the pain caused and the limit imposed on daily activity and fitness regimes, it is important to treat the injury and prevent further damage.
Shoulder impingement occurs when the tissue of the rotator cuff (the group of muscles and tendons that stabilize the shoulder joint) become inflamed and cause uncomfortable or painful friction with the shoulder blade.
Shoulder impingement (also referred to as “thrower’s shoulder”) can adversely affect the rest of the arm if left untreated. Clear symptoms of shoulder impingement include discomfort, weakness, numbness, tingling, diminished range of comfortable motion, loss of mobility, and pain that can be localized in the shoulder or extend down the arm.
One of the most effective treatments for shoulder impingement is Active Release Techniques® (ART), which Dr. Shoshany and his team members are certified in and have practiced for several years. ART® is a manual technique that mobilizes the affected tissue to remove adhesions and scar tissue, which are the lead cause of shoulder impingement.
Additionally, a highly effective therapy offered by Dr. Shoshany is Cold Laser Therapy, in which a low-level laser is directed at the affected area. The treatment is comfortable and painless, and it works by targeting the cells’ mitochondria to increase ATP production and speed up healing by reducing inflammation.
In addition to ART® and Cold Laser Therapy, Dr. Shoshany offers a wide range of treatment options for rotator cuff disorders and other sports injuries that can be sustained by practicing Crossfit. Some of the most sought-after treatments include Graston Technique®, therapeutic ultrasound, medical massage therapy, physical therapy, acupuncture, and more.
Crossfit enthusiasts in NYC who are looking to prevent and treat sports injuries are encouraged to contact Dr. Shoshany's NYC Chiropractic Team for an evaluation at 212-645-8151.