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Common Causes of Shoulder Pain

By Sara Butler

Many take their shoulders for granted, assuming that the back and neck do most of the heavy lifting in daily life. The reality is quite different because the shoulders are an important part of your body’s ability to function properly. If you run into problems with your shoulders, then it can have a major impact on the rest of your body. Here are some of the most common shoulder problems the chiropractors at The Joint see and how they can help you to keep your shoulders healthy!

All About the Shoulder

Your shoulder is made up of tendons, ligaments, and muscles that work together to allow you to move, lift, and go through the normal range of motions. If one of its three components is off, then it can cause major problems. In fact, there are many injuries or conditions that can impact the shoulders and result in serious pain.


Tendonitis is when the tendons become inflamed and is probably one of the most common causes of shoulder pain. Any activity that involves repetitive motions such as sports or physical labor, can contribute to this problem. If you experience pain in your shoulders after participating in an activity, you should bring it to the attention of your chiropractor.


Arthritis is a condition that impacts the lives of millions of Americans each year and it can have a big impact on joints just like the shoulders. Osteoarthritis is caused by a breakdown of the cartilage that helps to cushion the joints. If you have it in the joints of your shoulders, then even small movements can become painful. While mostly attributed to the aging process, repetitive stress and motion can make it worse.

Frozen Shoulder

The chiropractors at The Joint see a lot of frozen shoulders! This condition tends to impact people who have previously injured their shoulder joints or have some other condition that impacts them. When you have frozen shoulder, scarring and tightening of the muscles prevent normal range of motion.

There are many different types of conditions and injuries that can impact the shoulders, resulting in pain and reduction in the range of motion. Many people assume that chiropractors are only trained to deal with issues related to the spine, but the truth is that pain in your shoulder is something your chiropractor can get to the bottom of and treat. So, discuss it with your chiropractor and get started on the road to recovery!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Jacksonville, Fla.

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