Shoulder Pain

Advanced Wellness Centre, your Richmond, VA chiropractor, provides a variety of shoulder pain treatments. The techniques we apply depend on your condition and symptoms.

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Common Shoulder Pain Causes

Dislocated shoulder: This is a condition occurring after your upper arm bone falls out of its socket. Symptoms often include swelling, bruising, sharp pains and inability to move your shoulder. Your shoulder may also appear out of place.

Shoulder Bursae (Bursitis): Bursitis is the inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs called bursae, which causes an inability to reduce body joint friction. This can cause irritation or pain when trying to move your shoulder or lift a heavy object. It often occurs in the kneecap and comes from kneeling repetitively or from sudden accident impact.

Frozen Shoulder:  Also known as adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder often occurs after a mastectomy or a stroke. It progresses from the freezing to the frozen, to the thawing stage within several months. Some untreated cases, however, can cause increased stiffening for up to about three years.

Rotator Cuff Injury: This dull pain is one that can worsen over time. It originates from damage to the muscles and tendons surrounding your shoulder joint. People who make repetitive motions while painting, performing carpentry work, or playing tennis or golf often have this problem.

Strains & Sprains: A strain is muscle tearing or stretching that typically occurs in the lower back, or you might pull a hamstring muscle. A sprain also is a stretching or tearing of fibrous tissue, but it usually occurs in your ankle. These conditions often affect your joints and cause you to hurt when you try to move.

Tendinitis: This condition irritates or inflames the tendon, which is that thick cord of fibers that attach your muscles to your bone. Tenderness and pain typically result from tendinitis, and it most commonly occurs in the elbows, shoulders, wrists, knees or heels.

How Our Chiropractor Can Treat Shoulder Pain

If rest, ice or compression and elevation at home does not work; you may need to seek help from our chiropractor. We can use manual adjustments and massage to provide you with more flexibility, improve your range of motion, and relieve pain. In addition, we provide spinal decompression, which can stretch associated vertebrae to relieve pressure that causes your back to hurt. Acupuncture can also stimulate soft tissue and eliminate pain. In addition, we provide nutritional and fitness counseling.

Contact Our Richmond, VA  Advanced Wellness Centre to Schedule an Appointment Today!

Contact Advanced Wellness Centre in Richmond, VA at (804) 673-9355, or schedule an appointment online. You can also stop into our office at 3536 Grove Ave in Richmond, VA to speak to us in person or email us.

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