Accessibility View Close toolbar

3350 North Hayden Road #112

Scottsdale, AZ 85251 US

(480) 994-4411

Open mobile navigation

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain Relief With Our Scottsdale, AZ Chiropractor

Shoulder Pain Treatment at Secrest Family Chiropractic

Shoulder pain is a fairly common occurrence, with most people having experienced it at least once in their lives. Your shoulders are a collection of bones, joints, muscles, and tendons that help conduct the mobility of your arms. When a shoulder is experiencing pain, soreness, tenderness, or restriction, it becomes harder for these structures to control movement. 

What are the Most Common Causes of Shoulder Pain?

  • Dislocated shoulder, an injury where the upper arm bone pops out of the shoulder blade socket. The shoulder is more vulnerable to dislocation because it is so mobile. This injury is characterized by a visible out of place shoulder, bruising, swelling and intense pain. A dislocated shoulder needs immediate medical attention. Falls, exercise injuries and physical traumas can lead to a dislocation. 
  • Frozen shoulder, also called adhesive capsulitis, involves a stiffness in the shoulder joints. Frozen shoulder occurs when the shoulder's capsule of connective tissue tightens around the joint. This condition begins gradually before worsening over time. In the initial freezing stage, movement becomes limited. Then in the frozen stage, the pain begins to disappear but the movement is still restricted. In the final thawing stage, the shoulder shows signs of improvement. Treatment for this condition usually entails shoulder exercises and numbing medications.
  • Rotator cuff injury. The rotator cuff is a collection of muscles and tendons surrounding the shoulder joint, holding the upper arm bone within the shallow socket of the shoulder. Rotator cuff injuries are common for people who frequently do overhead motions with their arms.
  • Tendinitis. Inflammation of the tendon, a cord that attaches muscle to bone, can cause pain outside of a joint. You may need surgical correction for tendinitis if it becomes severe or it leads to rupture.
  • Strains and other injuries. A strain in the stretching or tearing of the bands of tissue that connects bones together. Other injuries can result from overexertion of the shoulder. 
  • Shoulder Bursitis. Bursae are the fluid sacs that help facilitate smooth movement between joints by reducing friction. Bursitis is the inflammation of the bursae. This inflammation is often associated with minor traumas like impingement and tendonitis. Bursitis starts is characterized by a gradual pain over several weeks. The pain spreads from the shoulders to the elbows or wrists. This condition is worsened by arm movement. If your chiropractor suspects bursitis, he or she might perform an examination to test for rotator cuff tears or tendinopathy.

The Road to Wellness Starts Here, Visit Our Local Scottsdale Chiropractor

Secrest Family Chiropractic is committed to providing Scottsdale with quality healthcare. From neck whiplash to shoulder joint pain, we can help you with a variety of chiropractic services. Contact us at 480-462-5583 to schedule an appointment.

New Patients Receive a Complimentary Consultation

Our Specialties

Applied Kinesiology (KST)

Massage Therapy

Kinesiology Taping


Office Hours


7:00 am-7:00 pm


7:00 am-7:00 pm


By Appt


7:00 am-7:00 pm


7:00 am-6:00 pm






Find us on the map

Client Testimonial

  • "Dr Secrest really cares about his patients. He resolved a 3 year headaches issue for one of my sons that all the other doctors couldn't and he's been fantastic working with my son with autism."
    Click Here for more Testimonials

Featured Articles

Read about interesting topics

  • Relationship with Self

    The relationship you have with yourself and the journey to self-understanding is an important part of your overall wellness. ...

    Read More
  • Indoor Activities and Exercises

    Are you preparing for the winter months or looking for exercises to do when you can't make it to the gym? Follow these exercises to maintain a healthy fitness routine. ...

    Read More
  • Holiday Stress - Take a Deep Breath

    Most of us pay little attention, if any, to the daily functioning of our many physiological systems. Our hearts beat, our digestive systems digest, and our various hormones, such as those deriving from the thyroid gland, adrenal gland, and pancreas, do what they do. It's all good... until it's not. ...

    Read More
  • Proper Overindulgence Over the Holidays

    Proper Overindulgence Over The Holidays The term "overindulgence" is probably best assessed as a red flag, especially with respect to consistent overconsumption of high-calorie comfort food and desserts during the holiday season. An overall healthier perspective could be described as "indulgence" regarding ...

    Read More
  • The 5 Senses

    The 5 Senses The five senses, that is, the sense of sight, touch, hearing, taste, and smell, provide us with necessary information regarding the world around us.1 These precious capabilities enable us to navigate our environment with seemingly instantaneous feedback with reference to our actions and ...

    Read More
  • The Benefits of Sleep for Adults

    Obtaining sufficient restful sleep is an essential requirement for optimal human productivity. Such a practice is a key component of a healthy lifestyle, which includes a nutritious diet, regular vigorous exercise, and a positive mental attitude. How much sleep one needs varies from person to person. ...

    Read More
  • Back to School and Mental Wellness

    Summer is a subjectively fleeting season and school days are upon us once again. For children, this bittersweet time marks the completion of a period of relative freedom and the beginning of a new set of responsibilities. For adults, the onset of late summer and early fall signals yet another turn of ...

    Read More
  • Repetitive Motion Injuries

    A repetitive motion injury (or overuse injury) involves doing an action over and over again, as with a baseball pitcher throwing a baseball, a tennis player hitting a tennis ball, typing at a computer keyboard, and most notoriously, typing with your thumbs on the tiny keypad of your phone. It may be ...

    Read More
  • Left-Handers Day

    Left-Handers Day Left-Handers Day, celebrated on August 15th, was launched in 1992 by the Left-Handers Club, an organization based in the United Kingdom. Since then, Left-Handers Day has become a worldwide event and social media phenomenon. Around the world, approximately one in ten persons is left-handed. ...

    Read More
  • Peak Experiences

    Peak Experiences The American philosopher and naturalist Henry David Thoreau roamed far and wide over the hills and mountains of his native Massachusetts and neighboring New Hampshire. In his masterwork, "Walden," Thoreau famously stated that we must "reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical ...

    Read More


Sign up for more articles