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Chiropractic Help for Shoulder Pain

By Sara Butler

You use your shoulders for a variety of different things each and every day. When they start to hurt, even the most mundane tasks can be painful and challenging to complete. From playing your favorite sport to simply reaching over your head for something on an upper shelf, shoulder pain can keep you from doing what you need or want to do in a day. The chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic know how common shoulder pain is and they've treated a lot of it. If you're having shoulder pain, then here's what you need to know and how the chiropractors at The Joint may be able to help.

Why Your Shoulder Hurts

Shoulder pain isn't a simple problem because the shoulder itself isn't a simple joint. There are all different types of structures that must work together in order for your shoulder to work as it should.

Shoulder pain can be the result of an injury from a muscle tear to a dislocation. Or it can be due to a degenerative condition that results from daily wear and tear. Whatever the reason, it's important to identify just what is causing the pain so it can be treated -- and your chiropractor can help with that.

Common Causes of Shoulder Pain

So, what commonly causes shoulder pain? Several things! The most common include:

  • Overuse injuries - These injuries develop over time as you force your shoulder on a regular basis to perform more than it should. This can include repetitive motions, even small ones, that can cause damage to the tissue in the joint that never gets the opportunity to fully heal.
  • Bursitis - This condition is marked by painful inflammation in the fluid-filled capsule that surrounds and lubricates the joint. It can be the result of constant friction from nearby muscles and tendons.
  • Frozen shoulder - A frozen shoulder refers to something called adhesive capsulitis. It causes the tissues in the shoulder to stiffen, giving it a feeling of being frozen or locked up.

How the Chiropractor Can Help

The chiropractors at The Joint can assess your shoulder pain to determine what the underlying cause is, then work with you on a treatment plan to address the root cause. They can ensure your shoulder is working as it should, free from joint restrictions and dysfunctions that may be adding to your pain. With hands-on chiropractic adjustments, muscle strain can be eased and joint function improved.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Los Angeles, Calif.

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