Common Causes of Shoulder Pain Treated by our Dunwood Chiropractor
Most of us have moments in our lives where we feel the weight of the world is on our shoulders. While this may not literally be the case, the joints that make up the shoulder area often go through some difficult times and can be prone to several different types of injuries. Chiropractic care provided by Wilson Family Chiropractic in Dunwoody allows us to address individual types of injuries in order to provide patient specific solutions for treatments and future prevention. Some of the most common of these injuries include:
Rotator Cuff Injury
A rotator cuff injury is an injury to the muscles and tendons in your shoulder that hold your upper arm bone in the socket. This injury call result in a dull ache in the shoulder that is aggravated by additional pressure to the area. Repeated overhead motions can make people more prone to this type of shoulder pain. Sports such as baseball and tennis, and jobs such as housepainting all increase the risk of these injuries.
Frozen shoulder is another name for a condition called adhesive capsulitis, which is pain and stiffness in the shoulder joint. The condition normally starts slow, but as time goes on there is more pain and a greater loss of mobility in the shoulder. Since treatment depends largely on range of motion, seeing a chiropractor when symptoms first begins can limit the debilitating effects of the condition.
Of all the areas of the body, the shoulder is among the most susceptible to dislocation because the socket holding the shoulder joint is relatively shallow, and the shoulder itself is normally very mobile. When the shoulder pops out of the socket, it can become unstable, become swollen, may look deformed and can be very painful. A chiropractor can help get your shoulder aligned back where it belongs and work with you to build up your strength and flexibility to prevent future injury.
Tendons are the fibrous cords that attach muscle to the bone, when inflammation occurs in these areas it causes pain and tenderness on the outside of he joint, called tendonitis. Pitchers and swimmers are both susceptible to getting tendonitis in their shoulders.
Bursae are small sacs of fluid that are present in various joints in the body in order to reduce friction. The shoulder is one of the areas where bursae are found, bursitis is brought on by inflammation of these areas
Strains & Sprains
A sprain is caused by tearing or stretching of ligaments, fibrous tissue that connects bones and joints. A strain is stretching or tearing of tendon, which is fibrous tissue that connects muscles and bones. For both these conditions, the first line of treatment is rest, ice, compression, and elevation. A variety of factors can contribute to why you might suffer a sprain or strain in your shoulder, including problems with conditioning, fatigue, and the use of proper equipment or supports.
Contact our Dunwoody Chiropractor for Shoulder Pain Relief
At Wilson Family Chiropractic in Dunwoody, GA we conduct a full evaluation of new patients to determine the cause of their shoulder pain and mobility issues so we can treat the right area of the shoulder, and help increase strength and flexibility in the area in order to limit the recurrence of the injury. To learn more about all the conditions that can be helped through chiropractic care, or to schedule an appointment, contact our Dunwoody chiropractor at 678-205-1573.