TREATMENT SOLUTIONS

SHOULDER PAIN

The shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in the body, due to a ball and socket attachment with supporting musculature. It is not the most stable joint in the body which makes it vulnerable to injury.

When stress is placed on the shoulder, the shoulder capsule itself can be injured. Also vulnerable are the supporting muscles and tendons – the rotator cuff often being a victim.

Due to the relationship between the shoulder, the mid back and the scapular, examination of all areas is undertaken often accompanied by a postural, orthopedic and neurological screening.

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COMMON CAUSES OF SHOULDER PAIN

  • Falling onto an outstretched hand
  • Direct impact to the shoulder
  • Repetitive overhead movements
  • Overstretching of the shoulder beyond its normal limits
  • Poor technique with exercises such as swimming and surfing
  • Poor lifting technique

COMMON SYMPTOMS EXPERIENCED WITH SHOULDER PAIN

  • Sharp pain deep in the shoulder
  • Catching, popping or locking sensations in the shoulder
  • Notable weakness in normal activities or movements accompanied by pain
  • Swelling around the joint or upper arm
  • Pain at night
  • Pain referring to the elbow

COMMON CONDITIONS CAUSING SHOULDER PAIN

  • Rotator cuff muscle tear
  • Rotator cuff muscle sprain/strain
  • Impingement syndrome
  • Acromioclavicular joint injuries
  • Fractured clavicle
  • SLAP Lesion
  • Bursitis
  • Pinched nerve in the neck

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?

At Avalon Beach Chiropractic & Wellness we understand your pain. Our Chiropractor, being a Doctor of Chiropractic, has undertaken 5 years full time study focused on the muscular-skeletal system.

Following comprehensive examination our Chiropractor will advise you on which treatment is most necessary, whether it is manual or gentle chiropractic techniques, soft tissue techniques, massage, musculoskeletal acupuncture and/or rehabilitation. Unless it is deemed unsafe, our Chiropractor will treat you following the examination and then take additional time the following visit to explain your problem and personalized treatment plan.

Our clinic’s focus is on finding your underlying problem, rehabilitating you to good health and ensuring you are educated on the necessary steps to avoid this unfortunate situation presenting again.

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