Shoulder pain can interfere with your ability to perform tasks like lifting and reaching. If you partake in physical activity like tennis, swimming, or volleyball, shoulder pain can also worsen from your hobbies. Fortunately, the Chiropractic Injury Center, serving Charlotte, NC, and the surrounding area, offers services to help relieve your pain and possibly recover from an injury or at least manage your condition better. If you are suffering from auto accident injury, our chiropractor can help you relieve your pain.
Common Causes of Shoulder Pain
A dislocated shoulder may cause you pain. This issue occurs when your upper arm bone is no longer in the socket in your shoulder blade. This is a common problem because your shoulder is highly mobile, the most mobile joint in your body. You might notice that your shoulder looks like it is out of place. You might also have swelling, bruising, or pain. You could lose the ability to move that joint.
You might also have shoulder pain from damage to your shoulder bursae, which are the fluid-filled sacs in between your joints that serve the purpose of relieving friction. When you have bursitis, a bursa becomes inflamed. Your shoulders are a common location for bursitis.
You might also experience frozen shoulder — a condition that arises when the tissue in your joints thicken and tighten, making it hard for them to move. You might also injure your rotator cuff or develop a strain or sprain.
Treatment for Shoulder Pain
Our chiropractor understands that shoulder pain is common and wants patients to understand that treatment does not have to consist of medication or surgery that can cause other problems. Treatment can be natural and help you get back to moving your arms like normal.
One treatment option offered at our clinic is a chiropractic alignment, which consists of our chiropractor repositioning the bone into the joint manually. We may also recommend massage to relieve tension and encourage blood flow to the area. These techniques help to reduce pain and swelling while also encouraging the area to heal quicker.
Another treatment we may recommend for shoulder pain is exercise therapy. This treatment consists of our chiropractor guiding you through exercises that stretch the muscles, tendons, and other soft tissue. This helps you regain your function and flexion in the shoulder. It encourages blood flow to reach the area to promote healing.
We will also recommend at-home treatments you can use to manage your pain and assist with your recovery.
Shoulder pain does not have to disrupt your life. You can back to moving your shoulders like you once did with natural, chiropractic techniques. Plus, every treatment is tailored to your specific needs.