3 Tell-Tale Signs You May Need Shoulder Pain Management
Many people experience pain in their shoulder at some point in their life – and the most common reason for this is a shoulder injury. Shoulder pain can also be triggered by other medical conditions such as arthritis, tendinitis and bursitis – and it’s important that you manage this pain early on, to avoid any future complications.
Shoulder pain management is crucial for your health and wellbeing as it can have a major impact on our day-to-day lives. Shoulder pain can limit a person’s shoulder movement – and it often causes a great deal of discomfort. Shoulder injuries can be caused by sports or other physical activities – but they can also be triggered by non-sports-related injuries such as falls at home or posture at work.
Shoulder pain is a common problem I see in my chiropractic clinic. The shoulder is a complex, mobile joint so there are plenty of things that can go wrong with it. Our shoulder joints are very mobile, providing a wide range of motion to our upper limbs, but comes at the sacrifice of stability. This makes the shoulder joint prone to injuries big and small from things like dislocated shoulders, rotator cuff tears, bursitis to minor muscle imbalance and aches.
The best way to avoid a shoulder injury is to prevent imbalance and dysfunction from starting in the first place. Here are 3 tell-tale signs that you may need some early shoulder pain management.
We are all guilty of sitting or standing with poor shoulder posture, often hunched over laptops or gazing down at our phones.
The age of technology has meant that it is becoming increasingly difficult to maintain good posture which creates strain on the shoulder joint. A slouching posture causes the pecs to tighten, pulling the shoulders into an anterior position. This causes the small rotator cuff muscles to become stretched and painful, which then sets them up to be prone to developing painful trigger points or rotator cuff tears.
If you suffer from chronic poor posture, I would suggest seeking shoulder pain management to prevent shoulder injuries from developing later on.
Another signal of shoulder injury can be noticed by hearing or feeling “clicking” as you lift your arms over your head.
This is due to the many tendons of the shoulder muscles flicking across one another or clicking across the shoulder joints. While this is annoying, it won’t necessarily cause too much pain but it does indicate that there may be an underlying posture imbalance. If you notice a lot of clicking in your shoulder it may be a good idea to seek shoulder pain management to find out the underlying cause and correct any imbalances.
Frozen shoulder is a debilitating condition that can renders the shoulders stiff with very limited range of motion. The cause of frozen shoulder is often unknown but the shoulder will gradually become more and more stiff over time. I recommend seeking treatment early if you start to notice signs of frozen shoulder.
If you start to notice any considerable loss in range of motion in your shoulder, it’s critical that you have it looked at by a professional. Recognising the signs early and beginning soft tissue treatment may be all that is required to loosen your shoulder up. Failing to seek help will only exacerbate the issue until it becomes very restricted.
Learn More About Shoulder Pain Management
Dynamic Chiropractic works with patients from a diverse range of backgrounds. Whether your shoulder injury developed over time from your work, a sporting injury accident or out of the blue, we can help.
Our approach encompasses a range of therapeutic treatments such as Active Release Technique (ART), Trigger Point Therapy, Dry Needling and Massage. A single or combination of these techniques may be used to alleviate the discomfort and treat the cause at its source.
If you want help with shoulder pain management, we would be delighted to help.
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