Dislocated Shoulder Help from a Matthews Chiropractor
If you suffer from ongoing shoulder pain, you know how difficult it can be. From making you unable to pick up a child to reach things on a high shelf, from limiting driving to hugging, from compromising work and daily life – it’s not okay. Luckily, if you are experiencing either chronic or acute shoulder pain, we have a treatment that can help you out.
Today, let’s discuss some of the most common causes of shoulder pain, then address what can be done to help you feel better and move better today!
A dislocated shoulder is when your humerus, the upper bone in your arm, pops out of the socket in your shoulder blade. It is very painful but can be put back into place by a knowledgeable medical provider. If you’ve had a dislocated shoulder, though, it’s important to continue treatment even after your arm has been popped back in. The trauma to the area will not cease right away, so for the best chance of healing, get chiropractic help. Other common causes of shoulder pain include:
In order to increase the mobility of your joints, the body has little fluid-filled sacs called bursae sitting at the junctions where one bone meets another. Typically, these sacs make movement easier and less painful, but if they become inflamed, the opposite is true. If you have a shoulder bursae that’s acting up, you’ll need chiropractic care to manage it.
Frozen shoulder is a stiffening of the shoulder joint. As the name implies, this makes it more difficult to move your arm. It is especially common following a surgery after which you cannot move your arms, such as a mastectomy or stroke. Frozen shoulder can be cured with the right combination of chiropractic care and physical therapy.
Rotator Cuff Injury
The rotator cuff is a collection of muscles and tendons that help keep your humerus in your shoulder socket. When you overuse these tissues, especially with repeated overhead motions, you can injure the rotator cuff. This causes achiness or pain in the affected shoulder and may need physical therapy, adjustments, massage and other lifestyle advice to fix.
Strains & Sprains
While they have similar symptoms of pain, swelling or limited mobility, strains and sprains are different. A sprain involves an injury to ligaments, while a strain affects muscles and tendons. In either case, chiropractic care will likely be similar.
Tendinitis is just an inflammation of a tendon, which can happen anywhere in the body. Because the shoulder is so mobile (the most mobile joint in the body), it can be especially painful in this region, so getting chiropractic help as soon as possible is a good idea.
Come See a Matthews Chiropractor for Help with Shoulder Pain
Ready to relieve some of that pain and start down the road to permanent healing? Here at Matthews Family Chiropractic, we’ll do the best we can to get you there as soon as possible. Please give us a call at (704) 845-0699 or request an appointment on our website, and we’ll see you as soon as we can.