Your shoulders are comprised of a complex system of bones, muscles, and tendons that work together to support various arm movements. However, your shoulders are prone to injuries and chronic pain, but with the help of chiropractic care at Back Talk Chiropractic in Lexington, KY, our team can provide treatment that can alleviate your discomfort. Below are some common reasons why you may be encountering shoulder pain:
Your shoulder consists of three bones:
- The humerus, or upper arm bone
- The scapula, or shoulder blade
- The clavicle, or collarbone
The head of the upper arm bone fits into a rounded socket in the shoulder blade. Your rotator cuff is the group of muscles and tendons that cover the upper arm bone and attach it to the shoulder blade, which provides stability to the shoulder joint.
A tendon tear or inflammation can be disruptive to your entire shoulder joint. It often happens due to excessive shoulder use, an acute injury, or degenerative changes, such as age. This can cause rotator cuff tendinitis and a fully torn tendon if not treated.
Arthritis is commonly linked to rotator cuff injuries, infection, or inflammation in the joint lining. It typically results due to aging joints and causes pain, swelling, and stiffness.
Instability often happens when you dislocate your shoulder, which can occur suddenly due to an auto accident injury, rotator cuff injury, or sports injury. While the intimal dislocation can cause pain, you may feel discomfort for a week or tow later, and the pain may be reoccurring. Dislocations can also result in instability when moving the arm and an increased risk of arthritis.
Rotator Cuff Injuries
A rotator cuff injury is typically caused by repetitive arm movements that strain the rotator cuff constantly and can lead to pain, stiffness, limited movement, and weakness. You may experience also inflammation, swelling, or partial or complete tearing in your rotator cuff tendon, which can be caused by a sudden injury from an auto accident or lifting something heavy.
If left untreated, shoulder pain can become chronic and disrupt your daily activities. At Back Talk Chiropractic, we are focused on improving your overall health and wellness. We will utilize chiropractic care to treat your shoulder pain and provide guidance on how to prevent future injuries. Our team will help determine the cause of the pain and provide relief.
Schedule an Appointment for Shoulder Pain Treatment Today
If you are experiencing shoulder pain, our team at Back Talk Chiropractic in Lexington, KY, would be delighted to help. We can assess your condition and develop a treatment plan that will alleviate the discomfort and provide long-term results. Call us at (859) 309-0377 to schedule your consultation today!