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What should I expect during physical therapy for upper trapezius pain?
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Less pain
If you are concerned about the effect of physical therapy, then you should have your pain diminished and range of motion restored.
As far as modalities that will be used, i suspect you will have massage, stretching, heat/ice application, ultrasound, iontophoresis, may be traction. It all depends on the physical therapist, his experience and comfort level.

In brief: Less pain
If you are concerned about the effect of physical therapy, then you should have your pain diminished and range of motion restored.
As far as modalities that will be used, i suspect you will have massage, stretching, heat/ice application, ultrasound, iontophoresis, may be traction. It all depends on the physical therapist, his experience and comfort level.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine
In brief: Varies
This will vary depending on you therapist.
They will likely concentrate on your neck as most trapezial pain comes from cervical pathology. Massage, deep heating, ultrasound, muscle stim, stretching & strengthening exercises, and traction are all common.

In brief: Varies
This will vary depending on you therapist.
They will likely concentrate on your neck as most trapezial pain comes from cervical pathology. Massage, deep heating, ultrasound, muscle stim, stretching & strengthening exercises, and traction are all common.
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Dr. Brian Chimenti
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