Whether you’re suffering from acute shoulder pain due to an injury or chronic shoulder pain that’s gradually increasing over time, your symptoms can prevent you from enjoying daily living. Fortunately, you can find shoulder pain relief at Ivy Commons Family Chiropractic. We have gathered a few frequently asked questions to explain more about the possible causes of shoulder pain and how Dr. Custer in Charlottesville, VA can help.

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What’s causing my shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain can occur due to a chronic condition, muscle overuse, shoulder injury, or by repeating the same motions over and over again at work or while playing sports. Poor posture and bad ergonomics can also contribute to this condition. Your shoulders have a complex anatomy that facilitates mobility, range of motion, and flexibility. Constant use of your shoulder muscles and joints makes them more prone to strains and sprains that can cause discomfort and pain.

What other symptoms can shoulder problems cause?

In addition to pain, shoulder problems can cause shoulder or neck stiffness, inflammation, loss of joint mobility, restricted range of motion, and numbness in your arms and hands. Depending on your condition, you may have a hard time raising your arms above your head or picking up heavy objects. You may be unable to move your neck without experiencing pain.

The loss of movement can make it difficult to perform daily tasks like dressing, cooking, driving, caring for your children, etc. If your shoulder pain symptoms persist or worsen, it’s best to contact our Charlottesville chiropractor for a diagnosis to see if chiropractic care can help.

What kind of shoulder problems can be treated?

At Ivy Commons Family Chiropractic, we have experience treating the following shoulder conditions and injuries:

  • Frozen shoulder
  • Dislocated shoulder
  • Shoulder bursae
  • Joint strains and sprains
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Tendinitis
  • Neck and back pain caused by shoulder injuries

How can chiropractic care provide shoulder pain relief?

Chiropractic care offers a safe, non-invasive, drug-free means of treating shoulder conditions and injuries. We use natural techniques and therapies like chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue massage, and corrective exercises to manage pain and help your body heal. Adjustments help realign the joints that are out of position to relieve pressure, reduce pain, and restore mobility. Massage therapy helps circulate blood to the injured tissues to promote quicker healing. Stretching and strengthening exercises help stabilize the muscles and joints to restore your range of motion and mobility.

Get Shoulder Pain Relief in Charlottesville, VA

To schedule a consultation for shoulder pain diagnosis and treatment, contact Ivy Commons Family Chiropractic. Call our team today at (434) 293-2779 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form to schedule an appointment with Dr. Custer.