Shoulder pain is a common issue that affects millions of people of all ages worldwide, whether due to trauma, overuse, posture, or general wear-and-tear. Understand the cause of your shoulder pain and get effective treatment for relief from the team at Motion Medical Center. The team offers chiropractic care, regenerative medicine, and cold laser to adults in Gardnerville, Nevada, to provide gentle and personalized treatments without resulting to drugs or surgery. Set up an appointment today by booking online or calling the office.

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Shoulder Pain Q & A

What are the signs of a shoulder injury?

As the most flexible and mobile joints in your body, your shoulders are also the most easily injured, often by repetitive movements, overhead activities, and throwing-based movements. Common signs of a shoulder injury include:

  • Decreased range of motion or stiffness
  • A feeling that your shoulder may pop out of the socket
  • Tenderness at the front, back, or side of your shoulder
  • Popping, clicking, and cracking in your shoulder
  • Inability to raise your arm overhead
  • Numbness and tingling in your arm or hand
  • Pain when sleeping on your injured shoulder

In order to determine the cause of your shoulder pain, your provider at Motion Medical Center performs a thorough consultation and exam to determine which anatomical structures are involved in your injury and the severity of your diagnosis.

Why does my shoulder hurt?

Shoulder injuries can cause different pain levels depending on which structures in your shoulder are injured and how the injury occurred. Common causes of shoulder pain include:

  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Frozen shoulder syndrome
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • SLAP tear
  • Labrum tear
  • Impingement syndrome

Posture can be a major contributor to shoulder pain as well, especially if you sit hunched at a desk for hours every day. Sometimes correcting your posture can relieve shoulder pain, especially if there’s no other known cause of pain or trauma to your shoulder.

How is shoulder pain treated?

Treatment for shoulder pain at Motion Medical Center focuses on relieving any pain, inflammation, or swelling you’re experiencing in your shoulder along with improving your range of motion and the strength of the muscles surrounding your shoulder. Multifaceted treatment approaches may include:

  • Regenerative medicine
  • Chiropractic care
  • Cold laser
  • Rehab stretches and exercises
  • At-home recommendations

Your provider may recommend one or more of these treatment strategies to address your pain. Every shoulder treatment plan is personalized based on your unique diagnosis and lifestyle needs. The team also provides rehab to recover after shoulder surgery, so you can get back to the activities you love pain-free.

Get help with your shoulder pain by calling Motion Medical Center or requesting a consultation and exam online now.