Shoulder pain might develop from an acute injury, overuse, or a degenerative disease. If your shoulder pain worsens or fails to improve after a few days of rest, contact board-certified Quentin Smith, DC, and his team at The $25 Chiropractor in Queen Creek, Arizona. They offer high-quality chiropractic care to people of all ages to address the underlying causes of shoulder pain. Call The $25 Chiropractor today or schedule a consultation online for affordable shoulder pain treatment.
To understand why you have shoulder pain, it’s useful to know how your shoulders work.
The shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint with many moving parts, providing you with a versatile range of motion. The ball is the top of your upper arm bone (humeral head). The socket is a hollow in your shoulder blade called the glenoid and lined with cartilage.
The humeral head, clavicle (collarbone), and glenoid come together to form your shoulder. Surrounding them is the rotator cuff — four tendons connecting bones and muscles — that provides more range of movement than any other joint in your body.
If any of these parts become injured or worn, the result will likely be shoulder pain and reduced range of motion.
The most common shoulder pain causes include:
Acute shoulder pain from a mild strain or overuse might resolve as your body heals. However, lingering shoulder pain often needs expert treatment to relieve discomfort and restore your range of motion.
To determine the cause of your shoulder pain, Dr. Smith completes a thorough physical exam and discusses your symptoms and medical history. You might need an X-ray, ultrasound, or other diagnostic imaging procedure to assess the damage in detail.
Dr. Smith takes a natural and holistic approach to treating shoulder pain. After identifying the underlying causes, they design a personalized treatment plan consisting of conservative and noninvasive approaches to reduce inflammation and pain and improve your range of motion. Your plan might include:
These treatments help loosen tight muscles and connective tissues and encourage healing. If your shoulder pain results from repetitive movements or overuse, you’ll need to avoid those activities so your shoulder has time to heal.
For long-term relief from shoulder pain and reduced mobility, call The $25 Chiropractor to schedule a consultation. You can also complete the convenient online booking form to arrange your appointment.