A movement as simple as lifting your arm can become difficult when one or more of these muscles in your shoulder are irritated. The following are just a few treatments that we can use to help relieve your shoulder pain.
How Can Integra Medical Center Treat My Shoulder Pain?
Our chiropractors in Robinson Township focus on treating underlying issues that could be causing your shoulder pain. Once we identify the source of your pain, our integrative medical team works with you to develop a plan for immediate pain relief and long-term, natural pain management.
Treatments For Immediate Relief
Lidocaine is a local anaesthetic that is used to relieve pain by blocking pain receptors from the irritated area.
Kenalog relieves pain by reducing your immune system’s response to disease and pain.
Treatments To Reduce Inflammation
Add Omega-3 Fatty Acids To Your Diet
Your immune system naturally uses inflammation to heal areas of your body that are irritated or infected. If you suffer from arthritis, bursitis or other inflammatory conditions, your immune system’s natural responses are overactive and can actually degenerate the tissues in your body. This process can result in constant swelling, inflammation and pain. Adding omega-3 supplements and foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce the inflammation caused by your immune system. Some foods to add to your diet include walnuts, chia seeds, flaxseed, sardines, salmon, and other types of fish.
Follow An Anti Inflammatory Diet
There are foods that actually trigger inflammation in your body. These foods include saturated and trans fats, processed foods, and refined carbohydrates. By decreasing the amount of foods that worsen pre existing inflammation, and following an anti inflammatory diet full of whole grains, organic fruits and vegetables, omega-3 fatty acids, and lean protein, you can reduce inflammation and pain in your body.
Treatments For Long-Term Rehabilitation
Our chiropractors in Robinson Township specialize in how one part of your body affects every other part. Our goal is to help patients of all ages live life pain free and to the fullest with natural, drug-free treatments and state-of-the-art equipment.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger point therapy is a type of massage that delivers deep, pinpointed attention to muscle fibers that have become tight as a result of overuse.
Cold Laser Therapy
Cold laser therapy uses low level lasers to stimulate the healing process in tissues that are too deep to be targeted by other therapies.
What Are Some Causes Of Shoulder Pain?
Because your shoulder is made up of several joints, tendons, and muscles, activities or jobs that require repetitive motion can result in shoulder pain. Previous injury and other health conditions can also cause shoulder pain. The following are a few conditions that may be contributing to your shoulder pain.
Bursitis occurs when the cushions, called bursa, located between your tendons, muscles, and joints become inflamed.
The following are a few symptoms of bursitis:
- Stiffness and tenderness in the affected area
- Joint pain
- Swelling and inflammation around the joints
Tendinitis, also known as tendonitis, occurs when injuries or repetitive movements irritate the tendons and cause painful swelling.
The following are a few symptoms of tendinitis:
- Grating sensation when moving the affected tendon
- Pain that worsens while moving
- Swollen and weakened joints
Torn Tendon Injuries
Rotator Cuff Injury
Your rotator cuff consists of several muscles and tendons. When these muscles or tendons are overworked or injured, and rotator cuff injury can occur.
The following are a few symptoms of a rotator cuff injury:
- Pain that starts in the outer shoulder and upper arm
- Pain that may spread from the upper arm to the elbow
Tears In The Bicep Tendon
Your bicep tendon is located in the front of your upper arm. When this tendon is overworked, a bicep tendon tear of injury can occur.
The following are a few symptoms of bicep tendon tears:
- Sharp and sudden pain in the upper arm
- Bruising that starts at the middle of the upper arm and spreads down to the elbow
- Shoulder and elbow weakness and tenderness
- Difficulty rotating your arm so that your palm faces up or down
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that occurs when the cartilage at the ends of your bones wears down.
The following are a few symptoms of osteoarthritis:
- Joint pain and tenderness
- Stiffness and a decrease in flexibility
If you have specific questions about shoulder conditions that haven’t been answered here, you can Ask The Doctor by completing the form to the right. A member of our staff will contact you as soon as possible.