Shoulder pain has many names: Shoulder joint pain, shoulder blade pain, or simply chronic shoulder pain. Whatever you may call it, this pain can affect people of all ages and can limit a person’s range of motion. The cause of shoulder pain may be due to strain to the joint, muscles, ligaments, or tendons surrounding the area.
Strains to the shoulder can be caused by:
Poor ergonomics at work or home
Slip and fall accident
People also experience shoulder pain when suffering a rotator cuff tear. Your rotator cuff consists of muscles and tendons that keep your upper arm bone in place in the shoulder socket. It allows you to raise and rotate your arm. A tear can occur from wear and tear while working, playing sports, or sustaining an injury.
Symptoms of a rotator cuff tear include:
Worsening ache while sleeping
Like rotator cuff symptoms, general shoulder pain symptoms affect more than just the shoulder. Symptoms include numbness or tingling in the arm and hands, pain when turning the head, restricted motion, stiffness, soreness, and sharp or shooting pain.
People suffering these types of shoulder pain may be advised to take over-the-counter pain relievers, ice the area, rest, and avoid heavy lifting. While these suggestions may reduce symptoms, do they truly get to the root of the problem?
Massage therapy can significantly help shoulder pain by releasing adhesions, which improves blood flow and range of motion. Dr. Eric has 10 years of experience as a massage therapist and can help relieve your shoulder pain! For more information, please visit Pragle Chiropractic and Massage Therapy at www.praglechiro.com or call 850-508-5951.
Posted by Natalie Burdick