Shoulder Pain Reduction Overview

Shoulder pain following stroke is very common, often debilitating, and difficult to treat. It is a major rehabilitation problem affecting a large number of stroke survivors, and it is associated with poor rehabilitation outcomes, including impaired activities of daily living and poor quality of life.

There is no standard treatment for shoulder pain following stroke, although physical therapy is usually a component. Investigators at the FES Center explore several areas of research in order to better understand both the problem of shoulder pain and its potential treatment, including treatment by corticosteroid injection as well as by Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation.