Shoulder Pain

Whether you’re an athlete, a desk worker, or simply someone seeking to live pain-free, addressing shoulder pain with the guidance of a qualified chiropractor ensures a path to improved mobility, function, and overall well-being.

Understanding the Causes of Shoulder Pain:

Shoulder pain can stem from various sources and is often a result of:

  • Lifestyle factors: This can include things like sedentary habits, repetitive motions, and poor posture. These can all lead to muscle imbalances and pain in the shoulder.
  • Overuse injuries: This is a common cause of shoulder pain, especially in athletes or people who perform repetitive motions at work.
  • Impingement issues: This occurs when the tendons or bursa in the shoulder become compressed.
  • Trauma: Falls, accidents, and other traumatic events can cause shoulder pain, including fractures, dislocations, muscle tears and instability issues.
  • Poor posture: whether from slouching or rounded shoulders, places undue stress on the shoulders, contributing to muscle imbalances, strain on joints leading to discomfort

Understanding these factors is crucial in addressing shoulder pain effectively and preventing its recurrence.

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Symptoms of Shoulder Pain:

Shoulder pain manifests in various ways, often accompanied by symptoms that can significantly impact daily life. Individuals experiencing shoulder discomfort may describe sensations ranging from:

  • Dull aches to sharp, stabbing pains.
  • Stiffness and limited range of motion are common complaints making simple tasks like reaching overhead or behind the back challenging.
  • Weakness in the shoulder muscles can affect activities requiring lifting or carrying objects.
  • Swelling and inflammation can further exacerbate discomfort and restricted movement.
  • Inability and/or pain when moving the arm in specific directions.
  • Instability
  • Difficulty sleeping due to pain, particularly laying on the affected side.

Recognizing these symptoms is essential for effective shoulder pain management, allowing for timely intervention and restoring comfort and function to the shoulder.

Shoulder pain can often stem from conditions like rotator cuff injuries, frozen shoulder, tendonitis, bursitis, and impingement. These issues involve strains, stiffness, inflammation, or compression in the shoulder joint, leading to discomfort and limited mobility.

Chiropractic Approach to Shoulder Pain:

At our clinic, we prioritise addressing the root cause of shoulder pain through chiropractic care rather than merely alleviating symptoms. Our approach involves a combination of techniques aimed at restoring proper alignment, function, and mobility to the shoulder joint.

Chiropractic adjustments, mobilizations, and soft tissue therapies such as massage and myofascial release target areas of tension and dysfunction, promoting healing and pain relief. We also incorporate rehabilitative exercises tailored to your specific needs and home/ergonomic advice along with orthopaedic testing to assess strength and range of motion. By restoring balance and function to the shoulder, our goal is to provide long-term relief and improve overall quality of life.

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Our Prevention Strategies:

Preventing shoulder pain requires proactive measures to maintain shoulder health and prevent injuries. Simple strategies such as maintaining good posture, practising proper lifting techniques, and incorporating shoulder-strengthening exercises into your routine can help reduce the risk of discomfort and injury. Avoiding overuse or repetitive movements that strain the shoulder joints is also essential for long-term shoulder health.

Our chiropractors provide personalised guidance and support to help you implement these strategies into your daily life, empowering you to take control of your shoulder health and prevent future shoulder issues and pain.

Be Better Chiropractic offers comprehensive shoulder pain solutions to alleviate discomfort and restore function.

Take the first step toward relieving shoulder discomfort by scheduling a consultation with one of our experienced chiropractors today. Let us help you achieve optimal shoulder health and improve your quality of life.

Looking for Relief beyond Shoulder Pain?

At Be Better Chiropractic, we’re dedicated to your overall wellness. Alongside our shoulder pain treatments, we provide solutions for back pain, neck pain, posture correction, sciatica discomfort, and headaches. We believe in empowering you to live pain-free and thrive in every aspect of your life. Contact us today to embark on your journey towards better health and well-being.