Why Do I Have Shoulder Pain? Ask Dr. Skocik, Your Harrisburg Chiropractor At RxWellness Spine & Health
The shoulder is heavily involved in your everyday mobility, and so it can be vulnerable to several types of injuries that we frequently treat here at Skocik Chiropractic in our Harrisburg office. These can affect the joints, muscles, and tendons of the shoulder, which all Work together to promote your daily range of motion.
Common Causes of Shoulder Pain
We highlight these here for you so you can get familiar with the typical causes of shoulder pain. For each of these, Dr. Skocik will combine physical adjustments to realign your joints and range-of-motion exercises that are specifically tailored for your body and medical history. These not only help treat the pain, but they also help strengthen your long-term mobility to prevent further injuries or pain. This drug-free approach is a sound way to promote holistic health.
This occurs when the upper arm pops out of its socket, usually as a result of a sports injury or a fall. Typically you can see that it's popped out of its joint, with a visible deformation to the shoulder often accompanied by swelling, pain, and the feeling that you cannot move your arm. It requires immediate medical attention to prevent long-term Damage.
Should bursitis occur when the bursa, or fluid-filled sacs that help smoothen out motion if the shoulder gets inflamed. Usually, it occurs as a result of repetitive motion, causing impacts on the shoulder joint that put pressure on the bursa. You also have bursa in the elbows, knees, and hips, so you are also susceptible to bursitis there.
Frozen shoulder happens when you develop stiffness and pain in your shoulder for an extended period of time. While it usually takes 1-3 years to resolve, exercises can help strengthen your shoulder and offset the pain.
Rotator Cuff Injury
This happens when the muscles and tendons surrounding the shoulder joint become inflamed or even tear. Age and repetitive arm motions are both risk factors.
Strains & Sprains
Both of these are stretches or tears, they just differ in location. Strains are in muscles or tendons, which connect muscle to bone. Sprains are in ligaments, which connect bones to other bones.
Tendinitis is an inflammation, irritation, or microscopic tear of the tendons, resulting from repetitive motion near a joint like the shoulder.
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