Keyword(s): shoulder pain
Did you know… your shoulder is the most unstable and moveable joint in your body.
It doesn’t matter if you live in Lake Hallie, Chippewa Falls, or Eau Claire your shoulder and its wide range of motion is facilitated by four primary muscles and their tendons, which together are called the rotator cuff.
If your shoulder becomes inflamed or an impingement occurs, you may make the mistake of avoiding using your arm to help it heal.
It may surprise you to learn that controlled movement is one of the best ways to heal.
Not moving your shoulder can actually contribute to more pain – or even lead to a frozen shoulder!
Why it Matters:
The most common source of pain in the shoulder is the tendons.
Your tendons attach the muscles of the shoulder to the bones.
- If the sac of fluid that cushions your shoulder becomes swollen and painful as a result of repetitive motion, you may have bursitis.
- If a tendon in your shoulder becomes inflamed, you may have tendonitis.
- If a tendon gets pinched between or under the bones of your shoulder, it can result in shoulder impingement. Lifting overhead repetitively can cause impingement, and you may experience swelling and pain.
- If a tendon in your shoulder becomes torn, you guessed it – you have a rotator cuff tear. Your rotator cuff can become damaged due to overuse, injury, or age, and tears usually cause pain when lifting and may be accompanied by a popping sound.
Your shoulder and spine work together.
While it may seem like they are two completely different and independent areas of the body, research has shown that postural abnormalities can play a significant role in your likelihood of developing shoulder pain.
Maintaining a full range of motion in your shoulder and in the spinal joints of your neck and mid-back can help reduce your chances of experiencing shoulder pain.
If you’ve been living with shoulder discomfort or difficulty moving, take a moment to contact us for a complete evaluation.
We’ll work together with you to create a movement-based plan that gives you the best chance of finding long-term relief, naturally. Lake Hallie and Chippewa Falls have a wealth of amazing practitioners but we are unique in that we offer a Graston Therapy and/or a version of Active Release Technique. These soft tissue techniques work in conjunction with the chiropractic adjustment to get you better faster and stay better. For the cherry on top we add in strengthening and stretching to help you manage your issue long term and prevent it from coming back. Most importantly these stretches and strengthening save you time and money by helping you stay out of the our office.