Shoulder injuries don’t always occur from sports activities like lifting, swinging, throwing or big knocks. They also commonly occur in people partaking in regular everyday activities like office work, carrying objects or even hanging the clothes out at home. The key to a lot of shoulder injuries is repetitive actions (including bad posture) that create inflammation or that close the space where other soft tissue structures pass through.
Your shoulders are joints where the upper-arm bones (humerus), shoulder blades (scapula), and collarbone (clavicle) meet. The humerus fits into the rounded socket of the scapula on each side of your body. Each shoulder is held in place by a group of four muscles and tendons, called a rotator cuff, which covers and protects the humerus and lets you raise and move your arm.
Common conditions and injuries of the shoulder are;
- rotator cuff tears
- tendon impingement
- referred pain from the neck/midback
- labral tears
For most of these conditions, Innervate Chiro in Woolloongabba can help!
A thorough investigation into the structural cause will allow the Chiropractor to pinpoint which structures need help with healing and what surrounding structures need improving to take the pressure off the area. Given there are many interconnecting structures around the shoulder, more than 1 can be affecting movement and causing pain and addressing all will give best results.
Your Chiropractor will use a combination of;
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Muscle releases
- Specific exercises
- Postural advice
If you’ve been struggling with Shoulder pain for a short or long time, book a time to see one of our experienced Chiropractors by calling 0481 88 22 78 or email firstname.lastname@example.org