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What's the Reason Behind Your Shoulder Pain?

Shoulder pain is annoying because most of us do not realize just how often we use our shoulders, even for the simplest tasks. Having shoulder pain means that every movement is excruciatingly painful and challenging. Here’s the cause behind the most popular shoulder pains.

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder happens when the shoulder muscles are not used as often as they normally are. It is common to occur after an injury, stroke, or chronic disease. Frozen shoulder is also more common in women past their 40s. The symptoms of frozen shoulder include limited mobility, pain with movement, and stiffness.

Tendinitis

Tendinitis happens when there is pain or sensitivity in the front of the shoulder. Another sure sign of tendonitis is when the pain travels down the arm, or increases when you try to do an overhead activity. The main cause of tendonitis is from repetitive use and overuse. This injury is especially common in individuals that use their shoulders a lot, such as baseball players or swimmers. It can even occur from every day tasks that are repeated too frequently.

Rotator Cuff Tear

If you experience a rotator cuff tear, you will most likely know it since the pain is always there, even at night or without movement. Individuals will also feel weakness while lifting or rotating the arm, and they will feel discomfort when lifting or lowering the arm. Rotator cuff tears can occur from repetitive stress injuries or from a single, traumatic injury. For example, stretching your hand out to catch yourself when you fall or jerking up a heavy box are ways to tear your rotator cuff.  Repetitive stress can happen when the cuff is overused. This injury can also happen if the cuff does not receive proper blood supply. Blood is needed to help heal injuries and wounds.

Chiropractic Care and Shoulder Injuries

Thankfully you can help heal your shoulder pain naturally with chiropractic care. Chiropractic care can help you in several ways, if you are suffering from shoulder pain or issues. First, regular adjustments help keep the blood flowing throughout your body and promotes our body to heal itself. Second, chiropractic care can fix any subluxations, or misalignments in the spine, which can exacerbate your shoulder pain or injury. Perhaps an unhealthy spine puts too much stress on the shoulders so that your body is able to perform certain tasks.

Whatever type of shoulder pain you have, stop by The Joint today for a wellness adjustment that promotes healing and overall good health.

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