Most shoulder pain involves the joint’s tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissue, rather than the bones. Tightness, scar tissue buildup, tension, and muscular dysfunction contribute to shoulder pain, which can radiate into your neck, back, and head. Whether you have an acute injury to your shoulder or suffer from chronic pain, ChiroFit practioners offer noninvasive, long-term treatment. To have your shoulder treated with chiropractic manipulation and manual therapy, call for an appointment at ChiroFit in Barrington, Illinois, or use the online booking tool.
Shoulder pain may be due to any number of issues. It’s a complex joint with numerous muscles, ligaments, and tendons that move with a wide range of motion. Pain may come on relatively suddenly, or develop gradually over time. Shoulders are unique - many of the muscles responsible for moving your arm are also responsible for holding your shoulder in its socket. This combination of mobility and stability leads to a lot of injuries.
Shoulder pain usually originates from one of the following:
Poor posture, a sudden accident, or natural aging and degeneration of the joint are other possible causes.
The doctors at ChiroFit take a complete medical history and carefully consider the symptoms you describe. Your range of motion and points of pain are examined using various physical therapy techniques. The doctors also evaluate your movement patterns and look for areas of muscle imbalance elsewhere in your body that may present as shoulder pain.
If you have sudden or intense pain, seek treatment immediately. Don’t ignore chronic pain. If you have shoulder pain that persists for longer than a few days, make an appointment at ChiroFit. Other signs that you need treatment include:
The doctors at ChiroFit are experienced and skilled in treating and rehabilitating shoulder pain from a variety of causes. While shoulder pain results for a number of reasons, common ailments include:
Physical therapy is instrumental in healing and rehabilitating these conditions to help you restore optimal function.
Treatment depends on the diagnosis. For example, if you experience pain due to misalignments of the cervical spine, manual adjustments and postural exercises can help. For soft tissue shoulder problems, the doctors offer physical therapy and hands-on treatment to relieve pain and retrain movement patterns.