Experiencing pain when moving your arm? Suffering from stiffness on your arms and shoulders? When you experience these, it might be instinctive to reach for the pill, but treating the symptoms and not the cause will do more harm than good to your body. One more lasting and effective solution to shoulder pain and other body pains is chiropractic treatment. In this article, we’ll be discussing rotator cuff strain or injuries which cause shoulder pain, as well as its causes, and treatment.

Rotator Cuff Strain

The rotator cuff consists of four muscles — Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Teres minor, and Subscapularis. It surrounds the shoulder joint and is responsible for arm and shoulder movements. The rotator cuff connects the upper bone of the arm and your shoulder blade’s socket.

That’s why when there’s a strain or injury on your rotator cuff, you’ll suffer from shoulder pain and stiffness in the affected shoulder and arm area. You may also find yourself unable to rotate or having difficulty with rotating your arms and shoulders. It may also cause pain in the upper arm, as well as in the bottom or top part of your shoulders. Some may also experience “Frozen shoulder” characterized by freezing pain or difficulty in raising your arms above shoulder level.

Causes of Rotator Cuff Strain

Rotator cuff strain is a common occurrence for a lot of people, especially athletes who overwork the muscles on their arms and shoulders. It can be caused by strenuous activities, such as overstretching your muscles, throwing or reaching for objects, washing windows, vacuuming the house, or carrying heavy items. It can also be caused by aging since muscles lose their elasticity and mobility as a person ages.

Chiropractic treatment has been known to treat various body pains, including shoulder pains caused by rotator cuff injuries.

Treatment for Rotator Cuff Strain

Our licensed chiropractor Dr. Michael Grossman will perform a physical check-up, make a diagnosis, and also apply the appropriate chiropractic treatment. Licensed chiropractors can provide holistic treatment to address not just the pain in your shoulders or arms, but the root causes as well. Dr. Michael Grossman can educate you on the causes and prevention of your body pains, and provide you with the proper treatment to restore movement and regain normal function of your muscles.

The range of chiropractic treatment for rotator cuff strain include the following:

  • Joint or Muscle Stimulation and Adjustment – to correct or reposition the alignment of the bones and muscles
  • Shoulder Mobilization
  • Soft Tissue Release – such as Active Release Technique, Laser Therapy – Photobiomodulation, Rocktape, and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)

Aside from these treatments, Dr. Grossman can also provide you with proper education and exercise programs to increase your flexibility and mobility. It is best to consult and check with a licensed chiropractor, such as Dr. Michael Grossman, who can give you the proper diagnosis, advice, and treatment specifically for your condition.

At Grossman Chiropractic Clinic, we provide chiropractic treatment not just for shoulder pains but also for a wide range of body pains, trauma, and injuries. If you’re suffering from any of these conditions, get in touch with us by contacting our clinic at 669-244-2126 or emailing us at info@grossmanchiropractic.com for a free consultation.

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