The most mobile joint in the body, the shoulder is home to nerves, tendons, and other tissues that can cause inflammation and pain. Sometimes tendons and ligaments in the shoulder rip or tear, while other times muscles tighten and knot, leading to pain in the shoulders or neck.
Sometimes shoulder pain is caused by issues with the rotator cuff, which is a small group of muscles that support the shoulder joint. This muscle group can become irritated and inflamed and can also be injured or torn. If not treated properly, issues with the rotator cuff can lead to bigger problems, including frozen shoulder.
Frozen shoulder occurs when issues in the rotator cuff are not treated effectively. Because there is a high level of pain, you stop using the shoulder as you normally do. Although this reduces the pain level, it limits the shoulder’s mobility. Eventually, adhesions develop between the tendons and ligaments, causing them to stick together. When this occurs, your mobility becomes permanently limited.
When it comes to shoulder pain, the sooner you get it evaluated by a professional, the better. If you address and treat shoulder pain quickly, your chances of complete recovery are good. Yet when it’s left untreated, shoulder pain can lead to chronic and severe complications.
If you have shoulder pain that is not improving on its own within a few days, consider scheduling an appointment with a chiropractor who specializes in shoulder pain, like Dr. Goldstein. You should also seek treatment if:
There are different treatments for shoulder pain depending on the cause. Although Dr. Goldstein may recommend specific services, most shoulder pain injuries require similar care. This includes:
If you’re located in the Ardmore, Pennsylvania, area and suffering from shoulder pain, contact Dr. Goldstein today. He can examine your shoulder and determine the best course of treatment to eliminate your pain. Schedule your appointment online now.
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