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Shoulder Pain FAQ

The shoulder joint is one of the most commonly dislocated joints in the entire body. The shoulder joint is supported by surrounding tendons, muscles, and ligaments susceptible to injury. Forward and backward movement in the shoulder is possible because of its versatility in various motions. This continuous movement of arms in any direction causes too much friction, thus subjecting your shoulder joint to pain.


Don't let shoulder pain disrupt your daily life. Our team at Secrest Family Chiropractic is ready to help you live a pain-free life through the use of our professional chiropractic care.

What Are the Causes of Shoulder Pain?

Dislocation of a shoulder happens when the humeral head is disconnected from its socket in the glenoid fossa forcefully. These dislocations can occur in three ways:

  • Anterior dislocation: This occurs when the humeral head has been moved in front of the joint in a vulnerable position. This injury can happen when hitting a volleyball.
  • Posterior dislocation: This occurs when the humeral head has been moved back towards the shoulder brain.
  • Inferior dislocation: This occurs below the joint. The humeral head gets stuck between the ribs.

What Are Common Types of Shoulder Pain?

Bursae are small sacs filled with fluid near the joints. These sacs act as the cushion between movable parts in the joint to prevent bones, tendons, and muscles from rubbing together. Once the shoulder bursa is irritated, it becomes inflamed and increases in size. This inflammation, Bursitis, creates less space in the shoulder limiting tendon and muscle movement and causing pain and motion loss.

Frozen shoulder is a condition also known as adhesive capsulitis. A shoulder is comprised of bones, ligaments, and tendons, which are intertwined by interconnective tissue. When this interconnective tissue thickens and stretches, it restricts shoulder movement causing stiffness and pain in the area. Physical therapy treatment is the ultimate solution for this kind of condition.

A rotator cuff injury may result from a substantial injury or when the shoulder muscle tendons are compressed causing pain. Undertaking a repetitive activity like lifting heavy objects over a long period can damage your tendons. Treatment such as resting, using ice, and physical therapy can help recover from rotator cliff tendonitis.

How Can Chiropractic Care Help Relieve Pain?

Sometimes your shoulders can move out of alignment resulting in muscle spasms, inflammation, and pain. This misalignment of your shoulder can be restored by our team through the use of chiropractic adjustments to regain its normal alignment. Our chiropractor may also use implements such as a speeder board, drop table piece, and reflex-type hammer tool to mitigate shoulder pain. If you are a resident in the Scottsdale area who is suffering from shoulder pain, then our team at Secrest Family Chiropractic is here to help. Contact us at 480-994-4411 today to see how we can get you back to a pain-free life.

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