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Common Questions About Shoulder Pain Relief

FAQs About Shoulder Pain Relief

What's causing your shoulder pain and does it need medical treatment? Several factors could be at play when it comes to shoulder pain, but one thing is constant -- if you have it, you need relief. At Lubbock Advanced Physical Medicine, in Lubbock, TX, we've answered some of the frequently asked questions regarding that nagging ache in your shoulder.

What is a Dislocated Shoulder?

Dislocated shoulders are terribly painful and can result from trauma such as a car accident or sports injury. When your shoulder becomes dislocated, it means the upper bone of your arm has popped out of its cup-shaped socket. Symptoms of a dislocated shoulder include:

  • intense pain
  • reduced mobility
  • swelling, bruising
  • visible knot

Could I Have a Frozen Shoulder?

Frozen shoulder is a casual term for the thickening of the shoulder capsule. Your shoulder capsule is the tissue that surrounds the bones in your shoulder, including your clavicle, humerus, and scapula. When this tissue is affected, scar tissue forms, synovial fluid dries out, and there's insufficient lubrication. This makes movement painful or even impossible. Symptoms of frozen shoulder include:

  • pain
  • stiffness
  • immobility

What Caused My Rotator Cuff Injury?

Your rotator cuff is the group of muscles and tendons that surround your shoulder joint that helps to keep the joint in place. When damaged, it may become painful or impossible to lift your arm away from your body. Lots of things can cause injury to your rotator cuff, including repetitive, overhead motion such as painting a house or installing drywall on a ceiling. Symptoms of a rotator cuff injury include:

  • dull aching pain
  • reduced mobility
  • arm weakness

Where Can I Find Treatment for My Shoulder Pain?

Other common causes of shoulder pain include shoulder bursae, sprains, strains, and tendonitis. Any of these issues can cause intense pain and immobility. But, there's good news for anyone who suffers from shoulder pain in the Lubbock area. Your chiropractor at Lubbock Advanced Physical Medicine can help you find fast, non-invasive pain relief through a range of diagnostic therapies. We provide chiropractic care, injury rehabilitation, regenerative medicine, and more. Call (806) 791-3399 today to schedule an appointment with our experienced chiropractor.


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