There are many different conditions and injuries that can result in pain in the shoulder. Fortunately with a trained team on your side should pain can be relieved and you can get back to living your life!
Some of the most common conditions resulting in shoulder pain include:
- torn cartilage
- torn rotator cuff
- pinched nerve in the neck or shoulder
- broken shoulder or arm bone
- swollen bursa sacs or tendons
- bone spurs (bony projections that develop along the edges of bones)
You don't need to continue to struggle with shoulder injuries.
The group of four small muscles that keep your shoulder in its shallow socket while larger muscles move it is defined by the word "Rotator cuff". The most common cause of shoulder issues are strains and fractures to the rotator cuff, accounting for 4.5 million physician visits each year. Injuries are defined as' partial tears',' full-thickness tears' or' ruptures' depending on the amount of harm.
A "partial tear" indicates that you have partly frayed one side of your tendon. A "full-thickness tear" describes a hole or slit in your tendon, also called a "complete tear", much like what might be produced by running a knife down a rope lengthwise. The most severe injury is a "rupture" which means that your tendon has been broken into two parts.
Getting you back to normal as soon as possible is our number one goal. To do that, we will likely recommend one or more of the following:
- Joint manipulation to decrease your pain, limit inflammation and ease muscle spasm.
- Therapeutic streching to restore your flexibility and ease pain.