Shoulder pain can happen to almost anyone. The muscles can lose flexibility they can get stiff from not using them enough, or they 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 get 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
Rotator cuff injuries happen when the muscles and tendons surrounding the shoulder joint are overused or stretched. This condition is common for anyone who has had a lot of overhead motions in their work or in sports, such as painters, or tennis players. It is felt as a dull deep ache in your shoulder which may affect sleep or arm strength.
Dislocated shoulders happen when your upper arm pops out of 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 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.
Shoulder Bursae and Tendonitis
Bursae are fluid-filled sacs that exist near joints in order to control friction, compromising shoulder bursae can lead to pain. Tendons are cords that attach muscle to bone and when these become irritated the result is 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 and Strains of the Shoulder
Sprains are injuries involving tissues that connect bones together, while strains affect the muscles directly. Both are caused by over-extending or overexerting the area. In either case, the result is painful and can limit mobility.
Chiropractic Treatment of Shoulder Pain
If you experience any of these injuries, we at Bluegrass Chiro can diagnose exactly why you are experiencing shoulder pain or issues with mobility in your shoulder and in most cases we can help you get back on the road to recovery. Bluegrass Chiro has 10 locations in Kentucky including Albany, Bardstown, Bowling Green, Danville, Frankfort, Harrodsburg, Lebanon, Lawrenceburg, Nicholasville and Richmond. Contact our Harrodsburg office at 859-734-2800, or find the office closest to you to make an appointment.