Shoulder pain is a very common problem in today's work force and everyday living. Sometime within our life span, everyone will experience some kind of shoulder problems. Like with any other conditions or injuries, the sooner you get it evaluated and treated, the faster the problem can resolve and heal, and the less likely you will have reoccurring problems.
Here are a few signs and symptoms in which seeking care by a chiropractic physician can help with shoulder pain or injuries:
* Auto Accident injury (Car accident injury)
* Recurring shoulder pain, even if the pain goes away and then returns
* Unable to carry heavy objects or lift objects
* Shoulder pain that only occurs at night or at rest
* Swelling around the joint, sings of infection
* Pain that lasted longer than a few days
* Chronic pain
Chiropractic physicians can help treat and diagnosis these shoulder problems to insure proper steps are taking to receive the correct form of care. Before taking matters into your on hands, and self diagnosing yourself for any type of injury or problems, make sure that you are receiving the correct form of treatment for your condition.
What Can You Do At Home For Shoulder Pain Injuries
Always remember, taking painkillers by themselves, can only hide the problem, but is not truly correcting the primary issue. One thing that is highly recommended for a self home remedy is the use of "RICE", Rest-Ice-Compression-Elevate (and some cases exercise).
Rest- First step with any injury is that you want to rest the joint No strenuous activities that may cause increase in swelling and aggravate the area even more.
Ice- As the saying goes, when you are unsure if to use heat or Ice, Go for Ice first! You want to Ice the injury for 20 minutes at least 3 to 4 times a day. Don't go over 20 minutes on the ice during the ice treatment, for you don't want the swelling to become worse.
Compression-Due to the location of the shoulder, it's hard to compress this area with an ace bandage, without some assistance from someone else helping you to wrap it. In this case, Anti-inflammatory medication can be useful to help decease the swelling of the area
Elevate (Exercise)- Elevation of the area, allows the swelling to move back into the heart. For any injury, this is highly recommended. Most importantly once the area has decreased in pain and swelling, mobility (movement) is important to get the joint moving properly.
Causes Of Shoulder Pain
There are several causes of shoulder pain, such has Rotator Cuff Injury, Neck Pain (which can cause the shoulder to become immobilize due to soft tissue injuries of the neck), Biceps Tendon Rupture, Arthritis, Ligament Injuries (such as AC Joint Tear).
Here at Discovery Chiropractic and Wellness Center, we commit to the care of our patients to receive the proper care in receiving correct diagnosis of these injuries. We evaluate and treat, sports injuries, auto accident injuries, personal injuries with chiropractic care.
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