Chiropractic Care For Shoulder Impingement

by Administrator 5. August 2016 14:58

Shoulder Impingement is an orthopedic condition characterized by inflammation of the rotator cuff bursa (fluid filled sac) or tendons (strong connective tissue structures) within the joint. Once inflamed, the tendon may rub against the bony structure of the shoulder blade and cause discomfort. The rotator cuff is an important group of muscles that help to maintain the stability of the shoulder. These muscles keep the upper end of the humerus within the socket and therefore any injury or problem in this part may lead to joint instability.

Causes

  • A direct fall on the shoulder or arm
  • Overuse injury
  • Repeated overhead movement of the arm
  • Partial or complete tendon tears
  • Deposition of calcium deposits in the joint
  • Postural problems
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Congenital abnormalities such as small or narrow sub-acromial space
  • Weakness of the supporting muscles
  • Shoulder Immobilization for a considerable period of time
  • Wear and tear due to aging

Symptoms

  • Pain which may increase with the movement of the arm
  • Tenderness
  • Swelling and redness
  • Limited range of motion
  • Pain may radiate downwards to the elbow and forearm
  • Discomfort while lying on the affected shoulder
  • A feeling of the joint or surrounding muscles giving out

Benefits Of Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is an alternative form of therapy which aims at stimulating the nerves and spinal cord to establish proper alignment of the vertebrae which, in turn, control the functioning of other organs. The chiropractor may follow a series of processes to treat Shoulder Impingement. These may include:

  • The treatment may begin with a thorough evaluation of the patient’s medical history and symptoms. Imaging tests may be conducted to diagnose the root cause of the problem
  • The chiropractor may manually stimulate the spine to adjust the vertebrae and cure any structural abnormalities.
  • The muscles and soft tissues in the shoulder joint may be treated by electrical stimulation to restore their functioning as well as strength. It may also help to regulate the blood flow to the joint.
  • The patient may be suggested to perform certain exercises to ease out the symptoms as well as prevent aggravation of the condition.

The chiropractors at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness specialize in the treatment of Shoulder Impingement and various other medical conditions. Patients in Killeen, TX can call at (254) 698 – 1600 to schedule an appointment with the chiropractor.

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