Shoulder pain has many possible causes, from degenerative conditions to acute injuries like fractures and connective tissue tears. If you develop shoulder pain, visit Repair Recover Restore (R3) in White Plains or Port Chester, New York. The experienced team uses chiropractic techniques, physical therapy, massage therapy, and acupuncture to treat the underlying cause of joint pain. Call your nearest Repair Recover Restore office or book an appointment online today for noninvasive, fast-acting shoulder pain relief.
The following are common shoulder pain causes:
A dislocation occurs when a significant force separates the joint’s ball from its socket. Shoulder separation happens when a fall or sudden, strong blow tears the ligaments attaching the acromioclavicular joint to your collarbone fully or partially away from your shoulder blade.
Bursitis is inflammation affecting the bursa sacs that cushion and protect your joints.
Impingement occurs when the acromion (edge of your shoulder blade) rubs against the joint’s tendon and bursa as you raise your arm, causing irritation and pain.
Rotator cuff muscles and tendons envelop your shoulder, allowing you to move your arm extensively. Tears result from falls, collisions, sports injuries, and auto accidents, restricting the arm’s range of motion.
Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) happens when scar tissue develops between the joint surfaces, often after an injury or surgery requiring immobilization. The condition restricts arm movement and can be very painful.
You should contact Repair Recover Restore if your shoulder is especially painful or the pain persists/worsens.
Sometimes, shoulder pain improves with rest, or you may take medication to reduce the pain. However, the problem’s likely to return because pills won’t tackle the underlying cause.
Some people keep going despite shoulder pain, believing it’s something to expect as they age or because previous treatment hasn’t been successful. Whatever your situation is, Repair Recover Restore can help, often resolving the problem without potent medications or surgery.
The Repair Recover Restore team evaluates your shoulder thoroughly to identify the cause of your pain. They then create an appropriate treatment plan, which may include:
Chiropractic care uses manual adjustments and instrument-assisted soft tissue therapy to correct joint and tissue misalignment in the shoulder.
Massage therapy reduces muscle tension and pain in the connective tissues. Your provider might use deep kneading techniques combined with muscle and soft tissue manipulation.
Physical therapy helps reduce shoulder pain, increase the range of motion, and promote healing. Techniques include one-on-one exercises, soft tissue mobilization, and passive treatments like electrotherapy.
Acupuncture is also beneficial for some patients.
Call Repair Recover Restore today to request a shoulder pain evaluation or schedule a consultation using the online booking feature.