Shoulder Pain and Chiropractic Care
As we hit the peak of the summer months, we may be getting more active than usual. Our bodies may not be used to all the additional activity and you may be beginning to feel it. A common problem-area is the shoulder, which can easily develop new issues.
You may be playing baseball, softball, or football with your kids, family or friends. While throwing a ball around can be a great time, you may also begin to have problems with your shoulder. It is important to address this pain immediately. Not only could ignoring it limit your summer playtime, but it could also cause significant damage leading to chronic conditions. A chiropractor can help you get back to normal.
Signs that you Need Treatment
You need treatment if you experience:
- Persistent pain.
If your shoulder pain is persistent and lasts for a few days, you should get it checked out.
- Finding it hard to do certain things.
If you have problems carrying things or raising your arm, you need treatment.
- Other physical signs.
If you have significant swelling or bruising around your joint or arm, you should get checked out.
- Signs of infection.
Watch out for signs of infection as well. These include swelling, warmth, fever and redness.
How a Chiropractor can Help
A chiropractor can help a great deal with shoulder pain. They can:
- Access your injury.
You will not be able to access the extent of your injury on your own. A chiropractor will be able to access your condition and determine the severity of your injury. From there, he or she can help you determine the best course of treatment.
- Help with discomfort.
Chiropractic care is a great way to help relieve discomfort and swelling caused by your shoulder injury.
- Help manage conditions.
By participating in routine chiropractic care, you will have a safe and non-addictive way to alleviate your pain. If you are managing your discomfort through chiropractic care, you will not have as much of a need for medications that may just be masking your problem.
- Help your body overall.
Chiropractic adjustments can have a variety of benefits. They help to reduce misalignments or joint restrictions in the spine and other joints to improve function and reduce inflammation. When you have shoulder pain this helps improve your range of motion, decrease discomfort, and improve strength and flexibility.