Shoulder Pain: How to Find Relief
Did you know… your shoulder is the most unstable and moveable joint in your body.
Its wide range of motion is facilitated by four primary muscles and their tendons, which together are called the rotator cuff.
If your shoulder becomes inflamed or an impingement occurs, you may make the mistake of avoiding using your arm to help it heal.
It may surprise you to learn that controlled movement is one of the best ways to heal. A low impact ROM movement of the shoulder can be helpful in some cases.
Not moving your shoulder can actually contribute to more pain - or even lead to a frozen shoulder!
Why it Matters:
The most common source of pain in the shoulder is the tendons.
Your tendons attach the muscles of the shoulder to the bones.
If the sac of fluid that cushions your shoulder becomes swollen and painful as a result of repetitive motion, you may have bursitis.
If a tendon in your shoulder becomes inflamed, you may have tendonitis.
If a tendon gets pinched between or under the bones of your shoulder, it can result in shoulder impingement. Lifting overhead repetitively can cause impingement, and you may experience swelling and pain.
If a tendon in your shoulder becomes torn, you guessed it – you have a rotator cuff tear. Your rotator cuff can become damaged due to overuse, injury, or age, and tears usually cause pain when lifting and may be accompanied by a popping sound.
Your shoulder and spine work together.
While it may seem like they are two completely different and independent areas of the body, research has shown that postural abnormalities can play a significant role in your likelihood of developing shoulder pain.
Maintaining a full range of motion in your shoulder and in the spinal joints of your neck and mid-back can help reduce your chances of experiencing shoulder pain. Contact your local Duluth Chiropractor Today!
Most often, neck conditions can be treated conservatively with chiropractic care. Here at Kenwood Chiropractic we can help! If you are someone who is suffering from these types of symptoms/ pain please contact our office today. No matter where you live in the Duluth area, we can help. Our clinic has been serving Kenwood, Hermantown, Duluth Heights, Kenwood Village, College of Scholastica, Woodland, Congdon, Lakeside, Lester Park & surrounding communities for years, and we would love to have you as the latest member of our little family. Please contact us today at (218)724-6008 to learn more.