Shoulder Pain

Common Causes of Shoulder Pain

We use our shoulders regularly throughout the day for everything from manual labor to brushing our teeth. When we experience shoulder pain, it can be difficult to complete even the most mundane tasks. That’s why our team at Herron Family Chiropractic in Bowmanville is here to help. We offer non-invasive treatment to reduce pain and improve the range of motion of the affected shoulder. Here are some of the most common causes of shoulder pain and how they can be treated.


Dislocated Shoulder

When you dislocate your shoulder, it means that the top of your humerus is no longer in the shoulder blade socket. Our chiropractor can help push the humerus back into place. We may also recommend rest, heat therapy, and rehabilitation exercises.

Shoulder Bursitis

Throughout the body, you have small, fluid-filled sacs that act as cushions between the joints. These are called bursae. When you overuse your shoulder, the bursae often becomes inflamed. They swell, making even daily tasks become painful and challenging. Rest and ice can help. However, range of motion exercises and chiropractic manipulation may be necessary, depending on the severity.

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder is a condition that typically occurs when you don’t use your shoulder muscles regularly. For example, if you have a stroke or surgery, you might not be able to move your arm for a time, which can cause stiffness.

Frozen shoulder usually presents gradually, but it will turn into more stiffness and pain over time. In most cases, especially when addressed early, range of motion exercises and hands-on manipulation can properly treat frozen shoulder. Our chiropractor offers drug-free and non-invasive treatment to prevent the need for surgery.  

Rotator Cuff Injury

Your rotator cuff is what keeps your arm in the shoulder socket. It is made up of four muscles that form a covering around the humerus’s head. When those muscles are torn, it can be difficult to lift your arm and complete regular activities.

Rotator cuffs are often torn when a person falls with their arm stretched in front of them, lifting a heavy object, or moving abruptly. Patients either experience a full or partial tear. Treating a rotator cuff injury typically requires a mixture of strength training, joint manipulation, hands-on adjustments, and stretching.

Strains and Sprains

Shoulder strains and sprains occur when you stretch or tear your shoulder muscles, bones, ligaments, or tendons. They typically occur while playing sports, lifting heavy objects, or are due to auto accidents and falls. We can help reduce inflammation and restore motion in the affected shoulder through various chiropractic methods. Our team will work with you to find the best treatment plan for your specific condition.

Contact Us for Shoulder Pain Treatment from Our Chiropractor in Bowmanville, ON

Shoulder pain doesn’t have to control your life. Our team at Herron Family Chiropractic can manage your shoulder pain and prevent it from reoccurring in the future. We are dedicated to providing our patients the care they need to achieve optimal health and wellness. Give our team a call at (905) 623-5509 to schedule an appointment or to learn more about how we can help you return to a pain-free life. 

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