Shoulder pain stems from various injuries and ranges in severity. Our clinic provides solutions that treat the condition, never masking the pain, which can lead to further and worsening injuries.
Having an understanding of the body’s musculoskeletal system and how it’s meant to support you allows your chiropractor to implement a plan that relieves discomfort, restores function, and strengthens the tissues and joints of the shoulder to help prevent re-injury.
Rotator cuff injuries
One of the most common reasons for shoulder pain is a rotator cuff injury. The rotator cuff is made up of four muscles that hold the shoulder in its socket. It’s surrounded by larger muscles that help support and move it.
These rotator cuff soft tissues can become strained with use, whether from everyday wear or because of repetitive motions. In either case, pain can become significant and is usually found in the front and outer area of the shoulder.
Rotator cuff injuries are categorized into three parts based on their damage: partial tear, complete tear, and rupture. Chiropractic solutions may be able to help heal all three.
Other common reasons for shoulder pain include:
- Tear or bruising in soft tissue
- Frozen shoulder
- Pinched nerve or nerve impingement
- Cartilage tear
- Herniated disc
Some reasons you may be experiencing shoulder pain include:
- Physical professions, such as construction, painting, and landscaping
- Sport-related activities, such as baseball, tennis, volleyball, fly fishing, and weightlifting
- Desk workers who use a mouse for extended periods
- Muscle and joint overuse
- Poor posture and ergonomics
- Poorly designed workstation setup
- Old injuries that healed incorrectly
A comprehensive approach to your care will ensure we find the imbalance and treat it accordingly. We’ve seen several kinds of injuries that affect the shoulder, but not all are due to an injury to the shoulder. In some cases, a spine injury or neck injury is causing your shoulder discomfort.
Your health is our top priority, and we want to see your body working at its best and able to fully support your movements. You rely on your shoulder for too many activities to let the pain go untreated. Let’s get it healed the right way.