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Shoulder Pain Treatment

Shoulder pain can be debilitating. When you are suffering from shoulder pain, it can make using your arms painful. Simple things like putting on a shirt and combing your hair can be difficult and even impossible. If you are suffering from shoulder pain, there are a few issues that could be causing it.

Bursitis

Your shoulder has small, fluid-filled sacs called bursae that act as cushions between the bones. The bursae also help to reduce friction between the muscle and the bone. Excessive use of the shoulder can result in inflammation and swelling of the bursae. This can be very painful, and it can make everyday activities difficult.

Tendinitis

Tendons connect muscle to bone. When the tendons become inflamed, it is called tendinitis. There are two types, acute, which occur during repetitive motions over your head such as throwing a ball. The second type is chronic, which occurs due to wear and tear due to age. The tendon in the shoulder that most commonly becomes inflamed is the rotator cuff.

Tendon Tears

The tendons in your shoulder can tear due to overuse, a sudden injury, or advancing age. A tendon tear can be partial, or it can completely separate from the bone. Rotator cuff tears are the most common, and they can be very painful.

Arthritis

Arthritis is a very common cause of shoulder pain. There are many types of arthritis, and the one that affects the shoulder is osteoarthritis, which is also known as “wear and tear” arthritis. This type of arthritis often occurs gradually, and it gets worse over time.

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder affects your shoulder joint, and it causes pain and stiffness. In severe cases, the shoulder can be difficult or impossible to move. It is unknown what causes frozen shoulder, and without treatment, the condition will only worsen.

Call West Omaha Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic Today!

If you are suffering from shoulder pain, our chiropractor at West Omaha Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic in Omaha can help. We can create a chiropractic care treatment plan that may consist of shoulder manipulation, massage, K Laser therapy, acupuncture, and/or exercises to relieve your pain and increase your range of motion. After your first visit with us, you should start feeling some relief.