Relieve Shoulder Pain With Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic Care for Shoulder PainShoulder pain is an especially limiting condition because so much of what we do throughout a typical day involves movement of the shoulder. Among overhead athletes, such as those who play volleyball, tennis, baseball, and racquetball, ongoing shoulder pain can be career ending. Additionally, shoulder pain is a common complaint within worker’s compensation cases and is a frequent cause of occupational disability.

Fortunately, conservative chiropractic care has been shown to be effective in reducing and even eliminating shoulder pain from many common causes. Some shoulder conditions that we treat in our Johnston chiropractic clinic include:

  • Shoulder Impingement: pain at the top of the shoulder when moving the arm overhead.
  • Traumatic instability: pain with overhead activities; frequent fatigue; a feeling of looseness or instability.
  • Rotator Cuff Tear: most likely a history of an acute event; however, can result from repetitive overhead activities. Pain in the shoulder with movement and often times weakness.
  • Labral Tear: pain with movement; instability; and clicking with shoulder movement.
  • Scapular Dyskinesia: shoulder blade winging when moving the arm or performing pushups.
  • Acromioclavicular Separation: usually after a traumatic event like a hit or landing on a shoulder.
  • Little Leaguer’s Shoulder: Pain when throwing hard in a child; tender over shoulder.
  • Bicepital Tendinitis/-osis: pain over the shoulder in the area of the biceps tendon; usually in overhead athletes.
  • Adhesive capsulitis/-osis (Frozen Shoulder): moderate to severe pain limiting shoulder motion in all directions. This can interfere with sleep.

Prevent Shoulder Pain With Pre-Screening

It should be noted that prior to participating in athletics a Functional Movement Screen (FMS) can be performed in order to identify weaknesses which can then be addressed with various strengthening, stretching, and mobility exercises. The FMS program has been shown to reduce the frequency and severity of injury as well as speeding recovery time when injury does occur. It is used by several college and professional sports teams but also has value for amateur and weekend athletes, as well.

If you have any questions about your shoulder pain or would like to schedule an Functional Movement Screen, please contact the Johnston chiropractic clinic of Team Chiropractic and Rehabilitation using the form below, via email or phone (515-276-8326). We look forward to answering your questions and helping you to Work Hard. Play Harder. Expect More.