Shoulder Pain FAQs
As your shoulders are in constant use throughout the day, shoulder pain can make it difficult to keep up with daily tasks. Severe pain can make even simple jobs like getting dressed or doing the laundry a burden. At Allied Chiropractic, Sports Rehab & Whole Health Center, we offer chiropractic solutions to shoulder pain issues. These FAQs from our Plainville, MA, chiropractor explain more about the causes of shoulder pain and how chiropractic care can help with treatment.
What are the main causes of shoulder pain?
The two main causes of shoulder pain are: acute injuries and overuse injuries. Acute injuries may occur due to slip and falls, trauma to the shoulder, or sudden, abnormal twisting. Some examples of acute injuries are contusions, ligament sprains, muscle strains, torn rotator cuff and dislocated shoulder. Shoulder pain may also be caused by overuse of shoulder muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints due to repetitive motions. The stress placed on those tissues can lead to tissue tears, inflammation and pain. Some examples are bursitis, tendinitis and frozen shoulder.
Besides pain, what other symptoms are associated with shoulder injuries?
In addition to pain, you may suffer from restricted range of motion or mobility. You may be unable to raise your arms above your shoulders or in certain directions. You may be unable to lie on your shoulder or complete such tasks as dressing, lifting, cooking or driving. You may experience sharp pain in your shoulder or dull, aching pain accompanied by numbness or tingling in your arm or hand. If shoulder pain symptoms become severe or interfere with your daily living, contact our Plainville, MA, chiropractor for diagnosis of your condition to see if chiropractic care is an option for treatment.
How can a chiropractor provide shoulder pain relief?
Chiropractic care offers natural therapies for shoulder pain relief, which include:
- Adjustments to realign misplaced joints, reduce pain and restore the natural function of your shoulder and arms
- Massage to help circulate blood to injured tissues for accelerated healing
- Corrective exercises to strengthen injured rotator cuff muscles, stabilize shoulder joints and help your body heal
- Lifestyle and nutritional counseling to identify and eliminate lifestyle habits that contribute to shoulder dysfunction and injury
How can I avoid problems with shoulder pain?
By being mindful of actions that can lead to shoulder injuries, you reduce your risk of suffering shoulder pain. This includes minimizing heavy lifting, not overdoing repetitive motions at work or play and maintaining good posture throughout your day.
See Our Plainville, MA, chiropractor for Shoulder Pain Treatment
If you need help with shoulder pain relief, contact Allied Chiropractic, Sports Rehab & Whole Health Center in Plainville, MA, at 508-455-4600 today to learn more about our chiropractic shoulder pain treatment.