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Shoulder Pain Treatment
Our shoulders are crucial to all of our upper body activities. When we sustain a shoulder injury, we are unable to perform many of the activities we take for granted. Work and sports activities can be almost impossible. However, even routine activities like getting dressed or doing housework can be a struggle. Our Boca Raton chiropractor at Shadowood Chiropractic Center is highly experienced in chiropractic interventions that can effectively relieve shoulder pain and pave the way for healing. The following is an overview of the most common shoulder issues our chiropractor treats:
A shoulder strain is when a muscle or tendon becomes aggravated or stretched. Shoulder sprains refer to when one or more of the shoulder ligaments become torn. Treatment for shoulder sprains and strains includes resting the area, compression treatment, and icing. Your Boca Raton chiropractor can diagnose shoulder pain so that the optimal course of treatment can be prescribed and implemented.
Frozen shoulder is an all too common shoulder injury. It’s characterized by loss of mobility and chronic stiffness that continues to get worse over time. A chiropractic adjustment can help to loosen scar tissue in the shoulder joint that is often at the root of frozen shoulder issues. Chiropractic care can also help with correcting any movement or tracking issues.
A dislocated shoulder involves the upper arm bone popping from the socket of the shoulder blade. Your Boca Raton chiropractor can assist with correcting this issue as well as stabilizing and strengthening the shoulder joint so that future dislocations are less likely.
Tendinitis of the shoulder refers to irritation and/or inflammation of the tendons located in the shoulder. Repetitive use is the most common cause, which leads to persistent pain, tenderness, and loss of mobility.
There are four rotator cuff muscles in the shoulder that assist with the swinging and rotating motions of the arm. Swinging a racket, golf club or baseball bat utilizes the muscles of the rotator cuff. Throwing a ball uses them as well. This shoulder mechanism is complex and can be injured by either repetitive physical activity or by an acute incident.
The shoulder bursae are fluid-filled sacs in the joint that optimize functioning by reducing joint friction. Shoulder bursitis is a condition that is characterized by irritation and inflammation of the shoulder bursa.
Arthritis tends to come on gradually and gets worse over time. Symptoms include swelling, inflammation, stiffness, and pain. Osteoarthritis is its most common form. It can affect any joint, including the shoulders. Untreated arthritis reduces mobility and can be very painful.
We don’t simply treat symptoms; we will diagnose and identify the source of the issue and treat your shoulder injury at its root. We will diagnose your shoulder injury and take steps to ensure you receive the ideal shoulder treatment for your issue.
If you are experiencing pain from a shoulder injury or other condition, contact our Boca Raton chiropractor at Shadowood Chiropractic Center. We’ll diagnose your issue and formulate an ideal plan for effective, non-invasive shoulder treatment.