Essential Guide to Shoulder Pain & Relief

Shoulder pain typically affects one shoulder due to an injury or repetitive movement or over-working the joint. However, patients can have shoulder pain in both shoulders at the same time. Either way, this pain affects your daily activity. Whether it is driving, reaching for an item in the kitchen, typing on the computer or wanting to get back into your activities that may have caused the pain in the first place (think tennis, golf, other sports) a pain in the shoulder needs to be treated and healed. Find out some common information on shoulder pain, injuries and how to help this part of your body heal.

Causes

Symptoms

At Home Management

Treatment

Cianci Chiropractic has created this Essential Guide to Shoulder Pain Relief to help those in the community to find the answers they need to find relief from their shoulder symptoms.

Causes of Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain can be the result of an injury or overuse. Like any pain, shoulder pain that comes on suddenly is called acute pain, and it is often the result of a sprain, strain or tear in the muscles and ligaments of the shoulder. Chronic shoulder pain is pain that lasts longer than three (3) months, and its root cause is much more challenging to identify, though there are some likely culprits.

Symptoms of Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain can be dull, achy, or sharp. It can limit shoulder mobility and often it is just one shoulder that is in pain at a time. As most people have a stronger side to their body than the other (this is typical if you are right or left-handed, tending to reach for items with that hand/arm) the side that is more active/dominant seems to be the one that has the pain. When diagnosing shoulder pain, we also take into account how long you have been experiencing pain and what activities bring it on.

At Home Management of Shoulder Pain

Identifying the root cause of your shoulder pain and coming in for regular adjustments and strength building are only parts of the journey to successful management of shoulder pain. Even though it may not seem related, eating properly, stretching and exercising at home are important parts of the puzzle too. Reinforcing the good work that happens at Cianci Chiropractic with equally good work between visits will accelerate healing and lead to faster and more complete pain relief. Check out our resources below to find the best strategies for managing your shoulder health from the comfort of home.