Shoulder pain and arm pain often are a result of one another. Your shoulder (or Glenohumeral joint) is the most moveable joint in the body. With all this range of motion occurring in the GH joint it is often the site of dysfunction and pain. The shoulder is composed of four rotator cuff muscles, which when working in harmony help keep the shoulder centrated in the socket. Any muscle imbalance in one of these four muscles causes abnormal joint motion and stress/strain to the soft tissues in the area often resulting in pain down the arm/into the hand, and trouble moving your arm overhead.
Abnormal motion of the shoulder/dysfunction causes forces and motion to be compensated for elsewhere in the body. This is often the cause of neck pain. Causes of shoulder pain and/or arm that we treat pain can be:
Strains from overuse
Tendonitis from overuse
Shoulder joint instability
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Pinched nerves (also called radiculopathy)
At Topeka Sports & Family Chiropractic we conduct a complete assessment of your shoulder and neck utilizing movement based tests as well as orthopedic tests to determine the cause of your pain. Our services include soft tissue therapies, corrective exercise and manipulations. The combined therapy of the three have been researched and proven to resolve issues related to musculoskeletal disorders. Our clinic prides itself in correcting the problem causing the pain and having the patient be an active participant in their treatments.
Topeka Sports & Family Chiropractic is accepting new patients, if you or anyone you know is suffering from shoulder pain and/or arm pain please don’t hesitate to give us a call and schedule an appointment.