Shoulder Pain Treatment With Chiropractic Care
Shoulder pain is common in active individuals, especially athletes and those who perform jobs that require heavy or overhead lifting. It is also a condition we treat at ANEW Medical and Rehabilitation. Our Joliet chiropractor, Dr. Lisa Rubis, may recommend extremity adjustment or another appropriate treatment depending on the cause and severity of your pain. We typically integrate different chiropractic care techniques and therapies to maximize pain relief and restore shoulder function. If you are suffering from shoulder pain and are looking for relief, chiropractic care will benefit you greatly. Continue reading to learn more about shoulder pain and how you can recover from an injury.
What Causes Shoulder Pain?
The shoulder is a large ball-and-socket joint that allows you to bear weight and move the arm in different directions. It is made up of the arm bones, collarbone, and shoulder blade. There are also the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and the rotator cuff that keeps the arm bone snugly in place. As strong and flexible as it is, the shoulder can easily get injured. If your shoulder hurts, it is probably because you overused it, suffered an accident injury, or developed inflammation. Some conditions that fit within these categories are as follows:
- Strains and sprains
- Frozen shoulder
- Rotator cuff tear
- Impingement syndrome
- Osteoarthritis, tendinitis, and bursitis
- Broken or fractured shoulder blade or collar bone
- Referred pain from a neck injury, e.g., strain or sprain
Shoulder Pain Common Symptoms
The pain you feel can range in intensity from a dull, off-and-on ache to a sharp, searing pain that persists. These other signs or symptoms may occur:
- Pain at the top, front, or all over the shoulder
- Swelling, stiffness, or tenderness
- Unstable or visibly deformed shoulder bones
- Pain when bearing weight
- Difficulty lifting the arm above the shoulder
- Numbness, tingling, or weakness caused by a pinched nerve
How Our Joliet, IL, Chiropractor Treats Shoulder Pain
Dr. Rubis will conduct a thorough evaluation to figure out why you are feeling pain and what treatment options are right for you. Based on the findings, she may recommend a shoulder adjustment which is done using the hand (manual adjustment) or a small tool (Activator Method) to return the shoulder structures to their proper positions. Symptoms such as pain, inflammation, and stiffness are likely to go away following treatment. We may also recommend massage therapy, Cold Laser Therapy, Kinesio Taping, or physical therapy to help heal soft tissue injuries, reduce inflammation, and rehabilitate the joint. As part of nutritional counseling, we may recommend changing your diet to include anti-inflammatory foods and foods that help boost immunity.
Call ANEW Medical And Rehabilitation Today!
Alternative pain relief at ANEW Medical and Rehabilitation is an option you're welcome to explore particularly if painkillers or other traditional treatments are not working for you. With these effective treatments, your pain may subside, your shoulder can heal, and you can use the joint as normal again. Call 815-207-7463 to set up an appointment with our chiropractor in Joliet, IL.