Do you feel pain in your shoulder when you move your arm in certain ways? Does this pain keep you from doing the things you love? Our team at Lake Marion Chiropractic in St. Paul and Lakeville can help you find relief from your shoulder pain. We will conduct a thorough examination and develop a customized treatment plan that is specific to your needs.
Symptoms of Shoulder Pain
Many different symptoms can be associated with shoulder pain. The most common symptom is a dull ache in the shoulder that gets worse with activity. Other symptoms include sharp pain, weakness, numbness, and tingling. You may also have difficulty moving your arm or feel a grinding sensation when you move it.
Causes of Shoulder Pain
Shoulder pain results from a variety of different causes, including:
Rotator Cuff Injury
A rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that hold the shoulder in place. A rotator cuff injury can occur due to overuse or sudden trauma. This type of injury can cause pain and weakness in the shoulder.
Osteoarthritis is arthritis that occurs when the cartilage in the joints breaks down. This can lead to pain, stiffness, and inflammation in the joints.
A frozen shoulder is a condition that causes the shoulder to become stiff and painful. It is often caused by an injury or overuse of the shoulder. The condition can also be caused by diabetes or a thyroid condition.
Calcific tendinitis is a condition that occurs when calcium deposits build up in the tendons. This can cause pain, stiffness, and inflammation in the shoulder. Calcific tendinitis is often seen in people with diabetes or thyroid cancer.
Chiropractic Care for Shoulder Pain
A chiropractor can provide chiropractic care for shoulder pain. Chiropractic treatment is a drug-free and non-surgical way to treat pain. It involves techniques such as:
Electrical stimulation involves using electrical impulses to relax the muscles and reduce pain.
Manual manipulation involves using the hands to manipulate the joints and soft tissues. This can help reduce pain and stiffness in the shoulder.
Physical therapy can help stretch and strengthen the muscles and tendons around the shoulder. This can reduce pain and improve the range of motion.
Ultrasound uses sound waves to create heat that can reduce pain and inflammation. This treatment is often used in conjunction with other chiropractic treatments.
Contact Our Chiropractors in St Paul and Lakeville, MN
If you are suffering from shoulder pain, contact Lake Marion Chiropractic serving St Paul and Lakeville to schedule an appointment. We will conduct a thorough examination and develop a treatment plan that is specific to your needs. Call our team today at (952) 469-8385 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.