The shoulder is perhaps one of the most complex joints in the human body. It has the most degrees of freedom compared to any joint and, therefore, makes it more prone to injury. A lot of people that have shoulder pain will tend to have a lot of problems recovering quickly. Whenever the shoulder joint needs to move, it requires the co-ordination of the many shoulder muscles. If any of these muscles are not functioning properly, then you will most likely develop injuries.
Here are a couple of shoulder pain causes that you might develop:
- Dislocation of the shoulder: This is perhaps one of the most frequently dislocated joints of the human body. It occurs when a strong force pulls the shoulder joint out of the socket.
- It happens most frequently when the muscles are unprepared or is overwhelmed to hold the joint together during movement. If the joint is partially out of the socket, then this is called sublimation. If the joint is dislocated for the first time, then the likelihood of having another dislocation or sublimation is high because the joint capsules are stretched.
- Shoulder tendinitis: Shoulder tendonitis is whenever any part of the shoulder tendon becomes inflamed. This causes it to become swollen, red and painful. Usually, the rotator cuff muscles are affected because these are the main muscles that are the most active. The main symptoms are difficulty in reaching above your head and carrying heavy objects.
- Shoulder Bursitis: Bursitis is the inflammation of the bursa. The bursa contains synovial fluid that rest in-between the muscles and the tendons that slide across the bone. A good and healthy bursa will make the tendon slide effortless and with minimal friction. However, when this bursa becomes inflamed, sliding will become more difficult and result in pain. Usually, the pain is worse whenever you move your hands above your head or lean onto your shoulder joint. During the morning, the joint would feel stiff and hard to move.
- Shoulder Arthritis: Arthritis is the process whenever the cartilage that surrounds the shoulder ball and socket is eroded away and rubs onto the bone. It is caused by many things like surgery, injury, infection, inflammation, wear and tear and trauma. Patients usually complain of pain upon movement and reduce the range of motion. It is important that you always maintain range of motion by performing shoulder exercises. Another treatment option is to take a supplement to help prevent arthritis.
Chiropractor For Shoulder Pain – Chiropractic treatment of shoulder pain depends entirely on the cause of the problem. Therefore, it is important for the chiropractor to diagnose the actual cause of the problem right before to start any treatment.