What causes shoulder pain?
Shoulder pain is very common and affects almost 50% of the population at some point in life. Shoulder pain is common because the shoulder is the most mobile joint in the human body. In the shoulder, there are four tendons that connect the upper arm bone to the shoulder allowing for a wide range of motion. There are many different causes leading to shoulder pain. These include issues such as bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, a rotator cuff tear, shoulder instability, shoulder dislocation, and shoulder separation.
There are a number of symptoms which may appear that are a sure sign that chiropractic care
should be sought. If you are unable to carry items or use the arm, experience pain that occurs at night or while resting, notice swelling or bruising around the joint of the arm, show any signs of infection such as fever or warmth, or have any other unusual symptoms, you can be sure that treatment is needed. Like other issues with the body, symptoms can be more serious than they seem so it is important to seek treatment right away. Waiting for the injury to resolve itself on its own can cause permanent or chronic results. And, the sooner treatment begins; the sooner recovery can be started. More importantly, it is then the sooner your pain can be relieved and your quality of life can be restored.