Shoulder pain can happen to almost anyone. The joint can lose flexibility, the muscles can get stiff from underuse, or shoulders may suffer any number of sports or general activity-related injuries that may lead you to seek out a chiropractor in Harrodsburg in order to gain relief. At Bluegrass Chiro in Kentucky, we have a network of chiropractors located across the state that are ready to help with a variety of ailments that contribute to shoulder pain. Common causes of shoulder pain include:
Rotator cuff injuries happen when the muscles and tendons surrounding the shoulder joint are overused or stretched too far. It is common for those who have a lot of overhead motions in their work or in sports, such as painters, or tennis players. People generally feel a dull deep ache in their shoulder which may affect sleep or arm strength.
Subluxated shoulders happen when your upper arm pops out of the socket. If this happens your shoulder may look physically deformed, and there may be extreme pain with possible spasms and immobility as well as swelling and/or bruising. Ice may be used to treat immediate pain, but a medical professional, such as a chiropractor, should be seen as soon as possible. Even after the shoulder is put back in place, a higher risk of re-injury remains and should be monitored.
Frozen shoulder is a type of stiffness in the shoulder joint. For most, the condition sneaks up gradually and the risk intensifies for those who have another condition that limits their movement, such as those who have suffered a stroke or undergone a mastectomy. In addition to pain, frozen shoulder also affects your range of motion.
Bursae are fluid-filled sacs that exist near joints in order to control friction. Inflamed shoulder bursae can lead to pain. Tendons are cords that attach muscle to bone and when these become irritated the result is a pain just outside the joint. Bursitis and tendonitis often feel similar and can be caused by repetitive motions or too much time in an awkward position.
Sprains are injuries involving tissues that connect bones together, while strains affect the muscles directly or the tissues that attach them to the bones. Both are caused by over-extending or overexerting the area. In either case, the result is painful and can limit mobility.
If you experience any of these injuries, we at Bluegrass Chiro can diagnose your problem and in most cases help you get back on the road to recovery. Bluegrass Chiro has nine Kentucky locations including Albany, Bardstown, Bowling Green, Danville, Frankfort, Harrodsburg, Lebanon, Lawrenceburg, and Richmond. To contact our Harrodsburg office at please call 859-734-2800, or find the office closest to you to make an appointment.