What Can I Do About My Shoulder Pain?
April 05, 2017
Tags: Shoulder Pain  

Don’t let chronic shoulder pain keep you from doing what you love.shoulder pain

There are many reasons you may be dealing with shoulder pain, whether from a sports-related injury or a condition such as tendonitis. Regardless of the circumstances, our Bethesda chiropractor Dr. Gina Beech believes that you should get the quality care you need to reduce pain and make everyday activities easy again. Find out what options you have when it comes to tackling your shoulder pain.

When it comes to pain of any kind it’s important to seek treatment right away. By getting the treatment you need as soon as possible pain can be eliminated and you can get back to what really matters. Getting treatment as soon as possible will also prevent problems from getting worse or leading to permanent damage.

Do you know the cause of your shoulder pain? If you don’t, that’s okay. That’s why your Bethesda, MD, chiropractic doctor is here. When you visit Dr. Beech she will perform a thorough examination, as well as appropriate diagnostic tests to determine the root cause of your pain. Pain is treated differently depending on the condition that’s causing your symptoms. Determining the root of the problem will go a long way to providing you with a treatment plan that works.

What can cause shoulder pain?

There are many conditions and problems that can lead to shoulder problems including:

  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Referred pain
  • Ligament tear
  • Instability
  • Dislocation
  • Labral tear
  • Bicep tendon injury
  • Arthritis

When should you see a chiropractor?

If you have shoulder pain that:

  • Lasts several days
  • Is recurring or chronic
  • Makes it difficult to move the arm or perform certain activities
  • Makes it challenging or painful to hold objects
  • Occurs at night and causes sleeplessness
  • Reducing range of motion
  • Is also accompanied by inflammation, bruising or fever

Depending on the cause of your shoulder pain we may often recommend simple conservative measures for treating your condition such as:

  • Resting and avoiding activities that make your condition worse
  • Customized stretches and exercises
  • Electrical stimulation

A chiropractor also offers spinal manipulation to help alleviate pressure placed on areas of the body due to certain vertebra that are out of alignment. Spinal manipulation is a great way to reduce pain and swelling while also improving range-of-motion and function. In just a few sessions you’ll start to notice a marked difference in your symptoms.

If shoulder pain is keeping you from what you love and you can’t find relief on your own then it’s time you called Bethesda Back Center to find out how they can help. Our shoulder pain experts in Bethesda can make you feel right as rain again.