We use our shoulders for many tasks throughout the day, lifting and lowering, pushing, and pulling, so unfortunately many of us will likely suffer from shoulder pain at some point in our life, from overuse or an acute injury.
Since we rely on our shoulders so often and for so many things on a daily basis, shoulder pain can have a significant impact on our quality of life. But no need to worry, ProMotion Health Care in Barrie can help!
We have over 10 years of experience in treating a wide variety of shoulder pain and discomfort using various non-invasive modalities such as physiotherapy, acupuncture, and chiropractic care.
Why Do I Have Shoulder Pain?
Shoulder pain is often caused by overuse or trauma. Pain and discomfort brought on by overuse are common among athletes and people whose job requires repetitive movements, or lots of lifting and pulling.
Shoulder pain from acute trauma is also common among athletes and may occur as a result of a fall or direct blow to the shoulder. Dislocation and overstretched ligaments and tendons may also occur as acute, one-time injury.
Causes of Shoulder Pain
- Rotator Cuff Injury: Comprised of 4 muscles and tendons, the rotator cuff is used to stabilize the shoulder during movement. The most common rotator cuff injuries are bursitis, tendonitis, and strains. All three are caused by overuse and result in pain and inflammation.
- Labrum Tear: Also known as a SLAP tear (superior labral tear from anterior to posterior). Common in athletes and occurs from overuse or acute trauma. You may feel a grinding sensation, or experience decreased range of motion when moving the shoulder
- Osteoarthritis: Pain and stiffness develop when the cartilage that cushions the ends of bones wears down over time.
- Frozen Shoulder: Pain and stiffness may develop after extended immobility. Most often occurs in bedridden individuals, or when the shoulder is placed in a cast.
- Separated Shoulder: Common in young, active adults. Pain, swelling and limited range of motion occurs when there is trauma to the ligaments that connect the clavicle to the shoulder blade.
- Dislocation: May occur during a fall, or while playing a contact sport. The ball and socket joint are susceptible to injury as it is the most mobile joint in the body. Pain is described as severe.
This list is not all-inclusive. There are many other causes of shoulder pain that we have successfully treated at our clinic in Barrie. Contact us to schedule a consultation and find out how we can help!
Treatment Options for Shoulder Pain
- Chiropractic Care: Helps to align joints, which in turn increases mobility, reduces inflammation, and promotes healing.
- Physiotherapy: Enhances range of motion, increases strength, improves balance, and alleviates pain.
- Acupuncture: Reduces swelling by increasing circulation and provides pain relief by stimulating the body’s natural analgesic response.
Frequently Asked Questions
There is no one size fits all for solution for treating shoulder pain at home. Schedule an appointment at our award-winning clinic in Barrie and we will work with you to create an individualized plan of care.
If symptoms are not alleviated with rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE), or if the pain and swelling are a result of trauma or an acute injury, contact ProMotion Health Care to schedule an appointment.
Tired of living with shoulder pain? Contact ProMotion Healthcare in Barrie to schedule an appointment. We look forward to serving you!