Is shoulder pain keeping you awake at night? If so avoid lying on it as it tends to make it worse. The night pain is due to the body’s response to inflammation. Chiropractic treatment may help with this inflammation.

Are you unable to comb or wash your hair? This is a sign that you shoulder needs attention. We have exercises on our website, shoulder exercises that can assist in recovery.

The shoulder is the most freely moving joint in the body, which is why it is commonly injured. The shoulder is surrounded by ligaments, muscles and tendons that provide strength and generate the movement. However, these structures can all be affected with the overuse or abnormal motion of the shoulder. The most common conditions related to these structures include:

  • The Rotator cuff is comprised of four muscles the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis and teres minor. Injury to the rotator cuff is most commonly seen in athletes or those that perform routine tasks that puts a sudden strain on the shoulder, damaging one of these four muscles.
  • “Frozen Shoulder”/ Adhesive capsulitis is when scar tissue forms around the shoulder. It tends to present as a dull or aching pain and loss of motion and stiffness in the shoulder.
  • “Slap Lesion”/ Superior labral tear is damage to the cartilage that covers the top of the            shoulder. It can present as a clicking with movement or pain in the front or top of the shoulder.
  • Shoulder Impingement syndrome is seen in older adults. Blood flow is reduced to muscles causing them to become rope like. Symptoms include pain and difficulty with reaching behind and overhead.

The supraspinatus, one of the major rotator cuff muscles is commonly affected. The muscle acts as a stabilizer for the arm in the shoulder. Trigger points from this muscle tends to refer to the mid shoulder and part way down the arm, as a deep ache. Patients often find reaching above the shoulder difficult and some experience shoulder pain at night, interrupting sleep.

The shoulder is a common referral site for pain, even when conditions or diseases are actually located in the lower back, hip and leg.  Our experienced chiropractors here at Lakeside Chiropractic, will determine the cause and source of your shoulder pain. Dr Linda Schiller or one of her assosiates will perform an in depth examination of your specific type of shoulder pain, confirm a diagnosis and help you throughout the healing process.

Along with the chiropractic techniques used to assist in the recovery of your shoulder, Lakeside Chiropractic also offers a variety of other therapies to maximise the benefits of your treatment. This includes massage, acupuncture, soft tissue therapy, ultrasound, interferential, strapping , exercises.

Lakeside Chiropractic is central to the northern suburbs of Perth in Joondalup. We are located opposite Lakeside Shopping Centre, local to Currambine, Connolly, Edgewater, Iluka, Ocean Reef, Tapping, Kinross, Clarkson, Beldon, Woodvale and Heathridge. No referral is required.

If you are experiencing shoulder pain, do not hesitate to contact the Lakeside Chiropractic clinic in Joondalup on 9300 0095 or book online at www.lakesidechiro.com.au.

 

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