Chiropractic Care for Shoulder Pain
Shoulders are incredible parts of the body that connect the torso to the arms and help you move your arms. You have a group of muscles and tendons known as the rotator cuffs that keep the humerus in the shoulder sockets. If any of the bones, muscles, or tendons are not working properly, it can cause a lot of shoulder pain. Our team at Boze Family Chiropractic & Wellness Center treats shoulder pain with chiropractic care and other treatment modalities. If you live in or around Brooksville or Spring Hill, FL, contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Boze.
Common Shoulder Problems
Fractures, or broken bones, come with a great deal of pain when they occur. The pain of improperly healed fractures can cause additional trouble in the future. Fractures are often due to falls and come with swelling and bruising.
Arthritis is known for stiffness, pain, and swelling. Arthritis is most commonly connected to age, due to the long-term wear and tear in the shoulders. However, other things can lead to arthritis, including:
- Inflammation of the joints
- Chronic overuse resulting in arthritis earlier in life
Inflammation or Tears in the Tendons
Inflammation and tears come in many forms and can be caused by several things. They typically come with pain and discomfort as well as reducing your range of motion and stability.
The tendons in the rotator cuff and biceps often become inflamed during overhead activities, such as throwing a ball or constantly reaching overhead. It can also be caused by age or degenerative conditions.
The tendons can be torn due to overuse or an injury. These tears can be small partial tears or they can completely pull the tendon loose from the bone.
Overuse of the shoulders can lead to inflammation in the bursa. These are sacs of fluid that act as cushions between the bones and soft tissues. When they swell, it can result in a condition called bursitis, which impacts your ability to perform daily tasks.
Injuries or overusing your shoulders can dislocate your bone from the shoulder socket. Like tendon tears, these dislocations can be partial or the bone becomes completely detached. Dislocations are typically characterized by pain and instability when raising your arm.
Treating Shoulder Pain
At times, ice packs and a few days of rest are enough to ease shoulder pain. However, you should seek chiropractic care if you notice any of the following symptoms:
- Pain that does not go away or becomes worse
- Your shoulder looks abnormal
- Being unable to move your shoulder
- Numb hands or arms
Visit Our Chiropractor in Brooksville and Spring Hill, FL
Don’t let shoulder pain prevent you from doing the things that you love. Chiropractic care provides pain relief and supports the body’s natural healing process. Call our team at Boze Family Chiropractic & Wellness Center today or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.