At times, the shoulder and arm pain occur due to obvious reasons. For example, if an object fell onto the arm or if you hit the arm against something...
At times, the shoulder and arm pain occur due to obvious reasons. For example, if an object fell onto the arm or if you hit the arm against something. Sometimes, the pain develop right away, other times, it might take a few days. Eventually, you find out that you may have fractured a bone, dislocated a joint, or just bruised it.
Over reacting or over exerting your arm while playing sports, straining tendons or ligaments by lifting heavy things, keeping your arm in weird positions, or sleeping on your shoulder are some of the reasons that can cause shoulder and arm pain. The pain may result in discomfort and frustration and can end up making it hard for you to use the arm that is injured. There are very less chances of these injuries to turn into a serious problem.
Shoulder and arm pain can also evolve due to pain in some other parts of your body. For example, a person suffering from a heart attack also suffers pain in the left shoulder and left arm. The pain can also be induced from nerves that are associated with the upper spine joints or particular points in the back. These are responsive to spinal adjustments by chiropractors.
As your chiropractic doctor, I will determine the cause of your shoulder or arm pain by doing specific tests and conducting diagnosis. It is important to first find out the cause of the pain and then start treatment accordingly as varied situations have varied causes. Your chiropractor will also determine if the problem is mild and easy to handle or if your problem is serious and will require immediate medical consideration. There are different ways to treat different problems like for fractured bones, tendonitis, and bursitis. Gout and arthritis are treated differently than pain that originate from nerves that supply the arm and shoulder. Your chiropractic doctor will be in a position to put you under the right kind of treatment.
Chiropractic treatment can be used to treat frozen shoulder, a bad inflammation which is also known as adhesive capsulitis. Your chiropractor is well trained to treat pain and trigger points that are located between the shoulder and the spine. Professional and novice athletes that injure their arms or shoulders need to undergo proper treatment care and rehabilitation. Your chiropractic doctor can also help advice you as to how to change your lifestyle so that you can prevent any new shoulder and arm injuries in the future.