The shoulder joint is one of the most mobile joints you have in your body. Your shoulder joint consists of ligaments, tendons, nerves and other tissues-all of which can become injured, causing irritation and pain. Injury to the shoulder joint and/or the surrounding tissue can lead to serious problems if the injury isn’t treated quickly and appropriately. Fortunately, Campion Chiropractic in College Station can provide a variety of treatment options for shoulder pain. Here are 6 of the most common causes of shoulder pain.
Shoulder bursitis is a condition in which the small, fluid-filled sacs that cushion the bones and tendons (the bursae), become inflamed. Shoulder bursitis can cause stiffness, pain, swelling, and redness. Treatment suggestions from the chiropractor often include heat/ice therapy and resting the shoulder; however, if you notice a rash or the pain intensifies, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible.
Frozen shoulder syndrome gets its name from the severe stiffness that you get in your shoulder joint. The symptoms of frozen should generally start gradually and then worsen, but it typically resolves itself in 1-3 years. The chiropractic treatment for frozen shoulder pain may include a range of motion exercises, massage therapy and in extreme cases, corticosteroids may be recommended by your medical doctor.
The rotator cuff contains several ligaments, muscles, and tendons that surround your shoulder joint and helps to hold the top of your upper arm bone secure in the shoulder socket. Rotator cuff injuries usually occur from excessive overhead motions, as such in basketball players. Chiropractic treatment may include range of motion exercises, ultrasound, electric stim, graston, cold laser and other state of the art therapies.
The symptoms of a strain or sprain often include redness, swelling, bruising and limited mobility in the shoulder. A strain occurs when the tendon has been torn or stretched and a sprain means stretching or tearing of the ligaments. Chiropractic treatment initially includes rest, elevation and ice, and therapies. Simple sprain/strains can usually be helped and on the mend in about 6-8 weeks. More moderate to severe sprain/stains can take longer and require other diagnostic tests such as MRI to determine the extent of your injury.
Shoulder tendinitis is an overuse or repetitive injury. It is common in people who use their shoulder joint excessively, such as baseball players or carpenters (those who work with arms overhead). The most common type of treatment includes chiropractic care, heat/ice therapy, rest, massage therapy and electrotherapy treatments, such as ultrasound and cold laser therapy.
If you are experiencing any type of shoulder pain, you should schedule an appointment with Campion Chiropractic in College Station to begin treatment as soon as possible. Call us at (979) 464-4400 to speak with our doctor today.