Your shoulder is a complicated joint structure with many supportive muscles, tendons, and tissue to allow you to move your arm in many different directions and support you when you lift items, weights, or even yourself. However, all of the motion our shoulder facilitates can also take a toll on the various parts of the shoulder, sometimes resulting in pain. Pain may be temporary or long-lasting and it may hurt all the time or only when you are moving your arm. Regardless of the type of pain, you have in your shoulder, it can greatly affect your life.
There are different types of shoulder injuries and the following are brief descriptions of some common conditions that cause pain:
- Inflammation or wearing down of your tendons, including your rotator cuff tendons
- Inflammation of the bursae,1 which are small sacs filled with fluid that provides cushioning for your joints
- Partial or total tears in your tendons from a sudden injury or due to repeated overuse
- Impingement of the shoulder blade onto your rotator cuff tendons or bursae
- Instability of the shoulder, resulting in partial or complete dislocation of the upper arm from the socket of the shoulder
- Fractures or breaks in the shoulder blade (scapula), collarbone (clavicle), or the upper bone of the arm (humerus)
- Arthritis – commonly osteoarthritis2 – in the shoulder joints, which can lead to pain, limited movement, tightness, and stiffness
Most shoulder conditions are treatable with a variety of non-invasive therapies. If you are experiencing shoulder pain, it is always worth it to be examined by an experienced chiropractor who understands how to relieve your pain and help you recover.
Call Tampa Bay Spine & Injury to Discuss Your Shoulder Treatment Options Today
Shoulder pain can seriously impact your ability to perform daily tasks or activities and the pain can even become debilitating. There is no reason why you have to live with continuous shoulder pain. Instead, please call to learn more about your treatment options at Tampa Bay Spine & Injury. Our goal is to help you live a pain-free life as soon as possible and we have two locations for your convenience. Please call our Brandon office at 813-381-3852 or our St. Petersburg office at 727-898-3852 for help today.