Common Conditions

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is common amongst most people in the community and is often described as a complex and mobile structure. The shoulder uses the glenohumeral joint, acromioclavicular joint and surrounding muscles, joints and ligaments to keep its integrity strong.

ommon causes of shoulder pain include direct trauma or sports injury, overuse injuries, overhead movements usually with a weight, neck and mid back pain and poor posture.

Common conditions associated with shoulder pain include

  • shoulder bursitis
  • bicep tendinopathy
  • inflammation
  • osteoarthritis
  • a history of shoulder dislocations and poor posture.

    Some common symptoms include

    • pain/discomfort at raising your arms past your shoulder
    • feeling of arm weakness
    • burning pain and pins and needles
    • pain lifting objects
    • pain referring down the arm
    • chest pain
    • reduced movement.

    One of the main ways a chiropractor would help with shoulder pain is addressing and assessing the relationship between the spine shoulder and elbow, manual adjustments as well as activator methods and soft tissue therapy would be applied, strength and conditioning along with posture advice would also compliment management.

    Chiropractic treatment can help reduce pain and improve mobility with a series of strategies, this will include spinal adjustments, soft tissue therapy, joint mobilisation, exercise and strengthening rehab.