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Most Common Causes of Shoulder Pain Treated by our Chiropractors in Everett, WA

Your shoulder joint, which is one of the most mobile joints in the body, consists of nerves, tendons, and ligaments. When there is irritation to any of these components, it causes pain and discomfort in the shoulder and surrounding area. Fortunately, shoulder pain treatment at Everett Spine & Rehab is available for the majority of shoulder injuries. Here are few of the most causes of shoulder pain that our Everett chiropractors treat.

woman holding her shoulder in pain before chiropractic treatment for shoulder pain relief

Dislocated Shoulder

When the upper bone pops out of the socket (in the shoulder blade) it is known as a dislocated shoulder. It typically requires extreme force to pull the bone from the socket, but a dislocated shoulder is a frequently dislocated joint in the body. The symptoms of a dislocated shoulder may include extreme pain, swelling, bruising, not being able to move the joint and can be visibly seen out of place.

Bursitis of the Shoulder

Bursae are small, fluid-filled sacs that cushion the tendons and bones. Shoulder bursitis occurs when the bursae become inflamed. Symptoms of shoulder bursitis generally include extreme pain, stiffness, redness, and swelling. Chiropractic treatment often involves recommendation to rest the shoulder and heat/ice therapy. If a rash develops on the affected shoulder, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible.

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder is a painful condition that typically has symptoms of stiffness in your shoulder joint. If you have frozen should pain diagnosis, the symptoms typically begin gradually and then become worse over time, but within 1-3 years it resolves itself. Shoulder pain treatment for frozen shoulder may include massage therapy, range of motion exercises and depending on the severity, corticosteroids may be recommended.

Rotator Cuff Injury

Your rotator cuff is made up of several muscles, tendons, and ligaments that surround the shoulder joint, which helps to keep the top of your upper arm bone secured in the shoulder socket. This type of shoulder injury often occurs from performing overhead motions, such as basketball players or painters. Symptoms of rotator cuff injury may include intense pain, reduced range of motion, dull shoulder aches, arm weakness and sleep disturbance. Chiropractic shoulder pain relief for rotator cuff injury includes physical therapy, range of motion exercises and ultrasound.

Sprains & Strains

A sprain is the tearing or stretching of ligaments and a strain is when the tendon is stretched or torn. Symptoms of a sprain or strain typically include swelling, redness, and bruising, limited ability in moving the joint and/or muscle spasms. Treatment initially includes ice, rest and elevation, but severe injuries may require surgery to repair the torn ligaments or tendons.

Contact Our Everett Chiropractors for Relief of Your Shoulder Pain

If you are experiencing any type of shoulder pain, you should see our chiropractor for a shoulder pain diagnosis as soon as possible to begin treatment.

To schedule an appointment for shoulder pain, contact Everett Spine & Rehab. Call us at (425) 347-8614.

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