The shoulder is a very mobile joint that we use every day. What most people call the shoulder are really several joints that combine with tendons and muscles to allow a wide range of motion to the arm - from scratching your back to throwing the perfect pitch. Most shoulder problems involve the soft tissues-muscles, ligaments, and tendons-rather than bones.
Due to the wide range of potential causes, shoulder pain and abnormal motion in the joint may develop gradually or come on suddenly. Since the shoulder joint is used in the vast majority of activities that we engage in daily, all symptoms involving the shoulder should be monitored carefully and treated promptly to avoid advancement of the issue. Contact us immediately if you are experiencing:
- Shoulder pain that lasts for more than a week
- Shoulder pain that goes away and then returns frequently
- Difficulty raising your arm above your head
- Trouble or pain when carrying objects
- Pain in the shoulder joint that becomes more pronounced in the evening
- Any visual signs of damage to the joint such as bruising or swelling
- Unusual snapping or clicking sensations in the joint during movement
Chiropractic care is a gentle and non-invasive alternative to medications and surgeries which provides fast and effective results. Chiropractic is also holistic, meaning Dr. Carter won’t just look at shoulder pain in isolation. He will examine how exactly this problem came to be and develop a long-term plan for resolving it and potentially preventing it in the future. This often includes regular adjustments of the shoulder joint, along with suggestions for lifestyle changes. For example, we may put you on an exercise regimen specifically designed for strengthening key muscle groups connected to supporting the shoulder.
You don’t have to cover up shoulder pain with medication or resign to living with a persistent shoulder issue. Family Tree Complete Care is here to help Oklahoma City residents explore their options for shoulder relief through chiropractic care and treatments. Contact us today to set up a free consultation at (405) 757-2577 to see how we can help you!