“Does achy and nagging shoulder have you down or frustrated? Is the pain interfering or preventing you from enjoying your workouts, recreational activities, or even restricting your everyday movements? Have you tried rest, ice, stretching, and medications without much improvement?"
From the Shoulder Specialists at Competitive EDGE:
We believe in providing you education up front so you can start your journey to pain free activity today!
Below you will find our 100% FREE report on “8 Ways to Effectively Eliminate Shoulder Pain”. Just click the button below, fill out your information, and your free report will be sent to you in just seconds.
In this report you will learn...
1. Tips to help decrease your pain with lifting
2. Strategies to reduce pain with sleeping
3. Keys to using strength training to improve function
4. The BEST tricks to keep working out without medication
Dear Shoulder Pain Sufferer:
It doesn’t matter if you’re a novice, professional, or just a weekend warrior, when your shoulder starts to hurt it becomes difficult to enjoy playing tennis, volleyball, baseball, yoga, golfing, swimming, or exercise classes.
If you’ve recently been skipping out on arm exercises at the gym or making excuses as to why you can’t get out with your friends to play the activities you love, then the following information is just what you need!
What usually starts out as some mild shoulder or neck discomfort after training or performing your activity often progresses into an annoying and constant ache with occasional intense, sharp pains during shoulder movements…
…If left untreated, the shoulder pain not only prevents you from exercising, but starts limiting your everyday movements like reaching up to grab a glass, driving your car, picking up your kids, or getting a good night’s rest.
You should know that you are not alone in dealing with shoulder pain. Approximately 15-25% of people report having shoulder pain on a weekly basis; however, only 50% of people report a full recovery after 6 months.
This is because typically the first treatment prescribed is rest and medication, which RARELY fixes the SOURCE of the problem.
Sure, the pain goes away when you stop using your arm (not really a practical fix), but it just comes right back as soon as you resume your activity. And medication only blocks the pain you are feeling at the time, not to mention the side effects can discourage some people from taking them.
Perhaps you’ve already discussed your shoulder pain and gotten this advice from you doctor, coach, trainer, or friends. But they don’t understand how good you feel after a hard training session or how you really look forward to your next exercise class, game, or workout session later in the week.
They don’t understand that stopping the activity that gives you so much enjoyment and keeps you healthy is absolutely the LAST thing you want to hear.
Here at Competitive EDGE, we take a different approach because we know a BETTER WAY to get you out of pain fast while staying active!
If you are worried that persistent shoulder pain will prevent you returning to the activities you love, want to find the source of your shoulder pain, and learn how to exercise and stay healthy without medication or rest, there is HOPE!!
Competitive EDGE takes a different approach than traditional physical therapy clinics. Instead of using passive modalities like ice, heat, ultrasound, and electric stimulation to treat the symptoms of your pain, we believe that “MOVEMENT IS MEDICINE” and take a more active approach to rehab.
Our team of specialists embrace the use of technology in order to collect movement data, state-of-the art biofeedback equipment for training, and use hands-on care to pinpoint the exact cause of your shoulder pain. Our hour long one-on-one treatment sessions allow us to spend the time to properly diagnose and provide fast, effective, and purposeful treatment sessions that gets you back to the activities you love.
At Competitive EDGE we believe your movement education is the number one way you not only get out of pain quickly, but also keep your pain from returning!
If you have tried ice, rest, stretching, easy generic exercise programs that weren’t tailored to you, and medication without any relief from your shoulder pain… then it’s time to use biomechanics and change the way you move!
I have helped hundreds of active Bay Area residents figure out the exact cause of their shoulder pain and return to the sports that they love.
Having been a baseball pitcher for over 10 years, I’m no stranger to shoulder pain. I’ve experience first-hand how repetitive overhead motions can fatigue the muscles and lead to a break down in throwing mechanics causing shoulder pain.
Rest would allow the pain to go away temporarily, but rest wasn’t always an option, and as soon as I returned to the mound, the pain would come back.
Having a movement strategy that is built on biomechanics, strength, endurance, and flexibility will allow you to get rid of your shoulder pain for good, learn more about your body, and allow you to excel in your sport!
So, if you starting to see that not all “physical therapy” treatment is equal in quality, and you are interested in how our specialists at Competitive EDGE can help alleviate your shoulder pain, then read on…
Here is HOW we can help…
What I want you to know is that at Competitive EDGE we don’t claim to help EVERYONE. We specialize in helping active people who want to overcome their pain without medication, injections, surgery, or surgery and who desire to stay healthy and active. Learning to move better take time, but it is well worth the effort. If you can say “YES” to any of the following, then the specialist service we provide is RIGHT for you:
- You’ve noticed an annoying “ache” or “sharp” pain in your shoulder for more than 2 weeks
- You have pain that limits you from reaching overhead, lifting, or dressing
- Your pain limits you from throwing with the same velocity or power
- Your shoulder pain keeps you from playing your sport at the highest level
- Your shoulder pain keeps you from getting a good night’s sleep
- You value the enjoyment of exercise and strongly dislike the idea of “resting”
- You dislike using medication or relying on injections to manage your pain
If you said “yes” to any of the above, then you are a perfect fit for our specialized clinic and we will help you achieve your movement goals.
At Competitive EDGE, we have a successful protocol for helping alleviate your shoulder pain and returning to your sport. After helping others just like you, we have a comprehensive system of evaluation and biofeedback training that works!
Our system will get you back to lifting, throwing, or serving with less pain, more strength, and better performance. Plus, we offer the longest evaluation and treatment TIME per visit in the Bay Area. We take the time to listen to you, understand your goals, and provide individualized treatment.
If you are interest in receiving specialist care, learning how to use movement as medicine, and are ready to take control of your shoulder pain, then start by making a no-hassle or obligation request for more information on cost and availability by filling out an inquiry form on the side of this page.
Do you have more pressing questions that you would like answered?
If so, you can call and set up a time to speak to one of our shoulder specialists! We will spend 10-15 minutes on the phone to ensure your questions are answered.
To schedule a “free phone consultation” call 408-784-7167.
Move to Improve!
- Matt Rickerts and the Competitive EDGE team