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What’s Causing My Shoulder Pain?

Your shoulder is one of your most intricate joints and the most mobile.

It can move backward and forward, around in a circle, and up and away from the body. We’ve all likely experienced some type of shoulder pain, and sometimes we can easily identify the source. But other times there may not seem to be any reason for a mysterious and sudden pain in our shoulder.

Here are four common shoulder conditions that Keith Clinic Estramonte Chiropractic providers can help you with:


Shoulder Bursitis

What Is It? Within the shoulder is a fluid-filled sac called a bursa, which helps alleviate potential friction between the bones as the shoulder moves. When this bursa becomes inflamed, it can lead to considerable pain, especially during simple motions.

How It’s Treated: Chiropractic treatment of shoulder bursitis usually begins with reducing swelling within the shoulder. Once this is managed, our doctors will use chiropractic manipulation of the joint to help the patient move more easily without discomfort. 


Rotator Cuff Injury

Aching frozen shoulder pain as symptom of rotator cuff tendinitis, adult caucasian male in painWhat Is It? Even after surgical repair for a torn rotator cuff, pain can still be a very prevalent problem. It is also possible to suffer an injury to your rotator cuff that does not include a partial or full tear.

How It’s Treated: Chiropractic manipulation can help relieve this type of pain and may help you to avoid surgical intervention.


Frozen Shoulder

What Is It? Less common than shoulder bursitis, but no less painful to endure. It’s a thickening of the connective tissues within the shoulder, found mainly in people ages 40-60. If unaddressed, adhesions are prone to form.

How It’s Treated: Chiropractors can provide numerous exercises and chiropractic massage therapy to help relax these tightened tissues.


Shoulder Tendonitis

What Is It? Tendons connect various muscles to our bones. When they become inflamed, it is medically known as tendonitis. This condition will typically cause symptoms like shoulder bursitis, such as swelling and stiffness.

How It’s Treated:  A chiropractor can use spinal manipulation to reduce pain and inflammation. By aligning your spine, it can help tackle inflammation for optimal mobility. We’ll also consider why the condition is occurring and address that issue.

Research has shown that chiropractic manipulation of your shoulder can reduce pain, improve flexibility, increase range of motion, and restore lost function.

If you’re seeking treatment for any unexplained or serious shoulder pain, call a Keith Clinic location or request an appointment online.