Shoulder Design

The Humerus fits into a socket in the shoulder blade, creating a joint. This joint is surrounded by the shoulder capsule, which is made up of connective tissue.

 

Shoulder Pain Causes:

Frozen shoulder occurs when the shoulder capsule thickens, making the joint tight. In addition, adhesions (stiff bands of tissue) develop and there is often less synovial fluid in the joint.

Rotator Cuff Injuries

Impingement Syndrome can occur in the shoulder from continuously working with ones arms raised overhead. It can also be caused by repetitive actions and throwing motions, which can cause debilitating pain. Impingement syndrome occurs when the rotator cuff tendons rub against the roof of the shoulder (AC joint). Rotator cuff injuries can be from inflammation, partial tears and complete tears.

Treatment

A large percentage of patients improve with non-surgical treatments such as:

  1. Specific exercises, therapies and stretches under the supervision of a chiropractor to increase range of motion.

  2. Cold laser therapy for pain reduction.