Shoulder Pain

All About Shoulder Pain

When something happens or goes wrong with your shoulder, it will take away your ability to move your arm freely without causing a great deal of discomfort and pain.

The shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in the body because it allows the shoulder to move forward and backward. Shoulder injuries can come from a variety of different activities such as playing sports and manual labor.

Certain diseases can also lead to shoulder pain. If you are dealing with shoulder pain and need to see a chiropractor, please visit Dr. Tom Molstad at Molstad Chiropractic Clinic in Sioux City, IA.

Shoulder Pain Causes

Many factors can contribute to shoulder pain. One of the main causes of shoulder pain is known as rotator cuff tendinitis which is a condition associated with swollen tendons.

Impingement syndrome is another common cause of shoulder pain. This condition happens when the rotator cuff gets stuck in between the acromion and the humeral head.

Other times, shoulder pain results from injury to another part in your body such as the bicep or neck. Doctors categorize this type of pain as referred pain.

Other causes of shoulder pain include:

  • Torn cartilage
  • Arthritis
  • Swollen tendons
  • Torn rotator cuff
  • Bone spurs
  • Pinched nerves in shoulder or neck
  • Dislocated shoulder
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Frozen shoulder
  • A broken arm or shoulder bone

Treatments & Chiropractic Care

Depending on the severity of your shoulder pain, treatment will vary. Sometimes, treatment will consist of physical or occupational therapy. Other times, surgery might be required.

Medications are also available for those who need them such as NSAIDs and corticosteroids. These medications can help with the reduction of pain and inflammation.

Chiropractic care is an attractive option for addressing shoulder pain because it is natural and non-invasive. Chiropractic care consists of reducing and relieving pain through gentle adjustment.

Chiropractic care also helps to restore function to the joint and increase flexibility. During your initial visit with Dr. Tom Molstad, he will evaluate you to develop a comprehensive chiropractic care plan tailored to your needs.