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Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain refers to the pain experienced around the shoulder where the arm joins the upper torso. Shoulder pain can be caused by some elements, and we will have a look at them briefly.

Frozen Shoulder

This refers to stiffness in the shoulder joint that persistently makes it difficult to achieve full shoulder motion range. Frozen shoulder is as a result of tightening, swelling and thickening of the tissue surrounding this joint. This takes up the space the shoulder uses for movement and makes any motion stiff and painful. The actual cause of frozen shoulder is not known though there are factors that increase the risk. These include surgery, injury, diabetes and other health conditions such as hyperthyroidism.

Rotator Cuff Disorder

Rotator cuff refers to the group of tendons and muscles around the shoulder joint. These tendon and muscles are responsible for keeping the shoulder in the right position and allowing controlled motion. Common symptoms of rotator cuff disorder include pain when the arm is above the shoulder, pain when you move the arm in an arc away from the body, pain at night and pain experienced at the side and front of the shoulder.

Shoulder Instability

The shoulder joint is a ball and socket joint. Shoulder instability develops when the ball is not moving as it should in the socket. The related issues include slipping or dislocation of the shoulder when the ball comes out of the socket completely. Shoulder instability symptoms, as described by patients, include tingling, shoulder fatigue, weakness, numbness, and popping, locking or clicking sensation when moving the shoulder. Dislocation can cause extreme pain; muscle spasm, limited movement, and the arm will be visibly out of position

Acromioclavicular Joint Disorders

The acromioclavicular joint refers to the joint at the top of the shoulder not to be confused with the main ball and socket joint. There are some possible disorders that can affect this joint and cause shoulder pain. These disorders include stretching or tearing of the ligaments linking the bones in the joint, dislocation of the acromioclavicular joint and osteoarthritis. Symptoms include pain at the top of the shoulder, movement limitation and pain in the affected joint.  If the joint is dislocated, it will be visible.

Broken Collarbone or Broken Arm

If your collarbone or arm is broken, it might lead to pain in the shoulder. This is mostly caused by accidents, falls or trauma. If you suspect a broken collarbone, see a medical practitioner immediately. In most cases, any breakage will be visible, or there will be an extreme pain with small movements.

Treatment

At Wellness In Motion Chiropractic Center, we handle each case individually. The diagnosis will identify the cause of the pain and the necessary treatment processes will start. Our treatment approach is through chiropractic medicine, exercise, physical therapy, massage, and rehabilitation. We have the experience and the equipment to treat your shoulder pain and save you from the agony that comes with this problem.

If you are dealing with shoulder pain, give us a call today to book an appointment or talk to us about any health condition that you might be facing.