The Rotator Cuff muscles (four muscles) are the primary support structures for the shoulder.
Even minor injury connected to using these muscles can cause discomfort and decreased performance in everyday tasks. A shoulder injury could be caused by falling with an outstretched arm, falling and landing on the elbow, being pulled from the arm, repetitive motion, and chronic improper posture.
Below are examples of shoulder injuries chiropractors treat effectively:
Rotator cuff tears can be a partial tear of one of the four shoulder muscles, and if so, can be treated effectively with Chiropractic care. Rotator Cuff muscle tear symptoms are deep achy discomfort within the shoulder and arm weakness.
Tendonitis is when the tissue connecting muscle to bones becoming irritated. The signs and symptoms of rotator cuff tendonitis are frequently trigger points of discomfort within the shoulder and arm weakness.
Impingement syndrome is from chronic injury resulting in a “pinching” of the tissues passing within the shoulder.
Peripheral neuropathy can result from a nerve being pinched while passing through the tissues of the shoulder on its way to the hand. Signs and symptoms frequently include numbness, tingling or sharp shooting discomfort into the arms or hands, mimicking symptoms such as “Carpal Tunnel”. If this pinch is caused by rotator cuff issues, it can often be treated easily and effectively.
Traditional treatment for rotator cuff injuries may have involved anti-inflammatory medicines, cortisone injections and surgery. Although these meds and injections may reduce the seriousness of discomfort connected with rotator cuff injuries, they aren’t a long-term solution and could cause more difficulties over time.
Due to the shoulders complexity, untreated rotator cuff injuries can persist easily. However, treatment can bring immediate and lasting improvement. Contact us to discuss a treatment plan for your rotator cuff injury.
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