Shoulder Pain Treated At Cliffs Chiropractic Southend

The shoulder joint is a shallow ball and socket joint therefore it relies on stability from its surrounding soft tissues. The shoulder provides a wide range of motion; however, these characteristics make it prone to injury. There are four joints which have to function properly for good shoulder mobility.


Causes of Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain can be caused by associated musculo-skeletal conditions of the back and neck. The joint, muscles or ligaments may become inflamed from undertaking repetitive motions, a fall, or yanking the arm as well as poor posture.

A condition commonly referred to as “frozen shoulder” also known as adhesive capsulitis occurs when chronic inflammation of the shoulder joint leads to the accumulation of scar tissue within and around the joint. If untreated the shoulder can become severely limited in motion.


Treatment of Shoulder Pain

Restoring the shoulder to proper function requires a combined approach that addresses both the joint mechanics and the muscles that support joint function. Joint mechanics are best corrected with chiropractic adjustments, mobilisation and soft tissue muscle therapy can aid the recovery process too. Medical acupuncture may also be useful.

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