posted by Dr Eric Pragle
Shoulder pain relief can be elusive. Especially, If you have had it for a long time. Thousands of american's every year struggle with shoulder pain. Whether is be an old sports injury, injured in a car accident, worn out bed or even a repetitive motion injury, shoulder pain can be chronic and progressive at times developing in to frozen shoulder and a strain of the rotator cuff.
Symptoms of Shoulder Pain
- Numbness/Tingling in arms and hands
- Neck and Shoulder Pain when turning head
- Muscle knots in the shoulders
- Restricted shoulder motion
- Difficulty Turning Head
- Sharp shooting pain
By definition, shoulder pain is not a serious injury. However, whenever this area is affected it hampers your ability to move freely and can cause a great deal of discomfort. The shoulder joint is the most mobile part of the body. You can injure your shoulder by performing manual labor, practicing sports, or even car accidents. Treatment usually depends on the cause and severity of the pain. Common home treatments include compressing the area with an elastic bandage to reduce swelling. Application of ice, taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicine such as ibuprofen. However, the first step to rehabilitation therapy is a simple range of exercises using weight machine or free weights.
At Pragle Chiropractic and Massage, depending on the severity of the pain, we use cervical traction to help reduce pain. We also recommend the AO treatment, which is an alignment that removes the pressure from the nerves. Along with that, a trigger-point massage usually follows the AO treatment to reduce the knots in the shoulder area. A combination of treatments will help the injury heal faster so you can get on with your day without pain. You can book your free consultation at www.praglechiro.com or call 850508 5951.