Chiropractics And Shoulder Pain

by Administrator 5. October 2011 13:09

People often witness shoulder pain in their lives and tend to take it casually. It is important to remember that the shoulders are the most mobile joint in the human body and any sort of injury to it can be hazardous.

Some of the signs of shoulder pain include difficulty in carrying objects, any injury causing deformity of the joint, pain occurring during night, difficulty in raising the arm, infection, including fever, redness, warmth, swelling or any other unusual symptoms.

The causes of shoulder pain:

  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis: When the tendons become compressed under the rigid bony arch of the shoulder, it is termed as Tendonitis. These compressed tendons become inflamed or damaged and hence cause a lot of pain. This happens with age and requires constant shoulder use like baseball pitching, or an injury.
  • Bursitis: The inflammation of a fluid-filled sac or bursa that lies between tendon and skin or between tendon and bone is termed as Bursitis.
  • Rotator Cuff Tear: This condition occurs when the tendons of the rotator cuff separate from the bone.
  • Frozen Shoulder: It leads to stiffness of the joint and requires physical therapy.
  • Calcific Tendonitis: When calcium deposits within a tendon, most commonly within the rotator cuff tendons it is known as Calcific Tendonitis.
  • Labral Tear: This is caused due to the dislocation of the joint.
  • Shoulder Instability, dislocation or separation: While instability can be caused by traumatic injury, shoulder separation is totally different from dislocation. Dislocation is a condition which occurs when the top of the arm bone becomes disconnected from the scapula.
  • Biceps Tendon Rupture: This condition occurs when the biceps muscle ruptures near the joint.

Treating shoulder pain with chiropractics can be immensely useful. Your chiropractor not only concentrates on your shoulder but also takes a look at your lifestyle too. This approach helps to determine the type of treatment to be followed. Your chiropractor will also note the previous injuries, your family history etc before treating you for shoulder pain.

It is likely that the chiropractor may also ask you to follow other treatments like moist heat, ice packs, massage, traction, or stretching and strengthening exercises.

For more information on chiropractics visit us at Corrective Chiropractics and Wellness 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548. You can also call us at (254) 698-1600.

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