Your shoulders are the most flexible joints in your entire body, which is why should pain is so common among Atlanta’s residents. There are a variety of reasons why you may be experiencing shoulder pain. When the nerve root in the spine becomes irritated, pain can transfer from the neck to the shoulders, arms, or hands.
Shoulder impingement occurs when the tendons connected to the rotator cuff are compressed as they pass through the shoulder joint. This condition is commonly referred to as “swimmer’s shoulder” because those who continuously move their arms over their shoulders are vulnerable to irritation and pain.
When exhausted, your shoulders suffer from inflammation, tendinitis, and bursitis. If left untreated or not approached correctly, the rotator cuff tendons can begin to wear down and thin out.
Some of the common symptoms of swimmer’s shoulder include:
Our Atlanta Chiropractors approach shoulder pain from a number of perspectives that includes traditional Chiropractic techniques and physical therapy, depending on the circumstances. Manual adjustments help alleviate pain by reducing inflammation that exists around the neck and collarbone.
Applying ice to the affected area also helps reduce pain and inflammation. To rehabilitate your shoulders, your Chiropractor may recommend a combination of joint movement, deep tissue massage, and controlled stretches. Functional training that educates patients on how to adjust their posture and mechanics when performing everyday activities can help prevent shoulder pain from returning over time.
To determine the most appropriate treatment plan for your unique health needs, your Chiropractor will perform a complete examination to determine the source and extent of your injury. Based on the results of your tests, your Chiropractor will develop treatment solutions that are customized to align with the characteristics of your pain, giving you the best chance to experience a complete, healthy recovery.
If you experience shoulder pain that persists for more than a few days, contact our office right away to schedule an appointment or same-day examination. Our office is open Monday through Sunday and provides 24/7 access for your convenience. Contact or call us today – just dial (404) 889-8828.