Are you experiencing shoulder pain? A possible cause could be a rotator cuff injury. Made up of muscles and tendons, the rotator cuff surrounds the shoulder joint giving it support and range of motion. Injuries in the tendons are commonly the cause of shoulder pain. If a rotator cuff injury does not require surgery, chiropractic care can be a viable treatment option.
Rotator cuff injuries are common in athletes such as swimmers and tennis players who have to move their arms over there head frequently. They’re also common as a symptom of aging. Other rotator cuff injuries can occur from a hit to the shoulder, getting it pulled abruptly or falling on the arm with it is outstretched.
Common treatment for rotator cuff injuries that require no surgery are rest and prescription drugs. Chiropractic care can be effective as a non-invasive treatment by focusing on the pain and inflammation of the rotator cuff injury. A treatment technique known as a chiropractic adjustment works to restore joint mobility and increase range of motion. Home exercises may be recommended as well.