What Causes Shoulder Pain?
Your shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body. Surrounded by nerves, bursa, tendons, and other tissues that can experience or cause irritation, it’s extremely common for people in Singapore to seek chiropractic care for shoulder pain.
Shoulder pain can be caused by a multitude of different factors and conditions. The leading cause of shoulder pain is rotator cuff tendinitis, where one experiences swollen tendons.
Other common causes include impingement syndrome, frozen shoulder, dislocation, strains from overexertion, fractures and joint instability.
Shoulder pain may also be the result of another injury, typically in the neck or biceps. Known as referred pain, this pain usually does not worsen with shoulder movement.
Symptoms of Shoulder Pain
Shoulder pain symptoms vary depending on the condition you may have and these can include:
Intense pain in the shoulder joint, front, or back, and upper arm
Loss of range of motion in the shoulder
Difficulty moving the shoulder
Weakness of the shoulder, upper arm or hand
Tingling or numbing sensations, which are most likely associated with the neck’s nerves
Deformed shoulder joint
Swelling in the shoulder
How can Chiropractic help?
Diagnose the right condition for a personalised treatment
Our chiropractors will assess the cause and severity of the shoulder pain with a physical assessment during the consultation. In addition to the physical exam, we'll look into your past medical history and any recent X-ray results available to pinpoint the cause of the pain. Determining the source of the pain is essential to recommend the right method of treatment and rehabilitation. Treatment will be customised to your condition and these options can include:
To decrease pain and improve range of motion in your shoulders.
Increases blood flow and reduces inflammation while promoting healing in tears, sprains, and strains.
Active Release Therapy
Usually applied for patients with chronic pain issues to treat the soft injury tissue by breaking the adhesions.
Trigger Point Therapy
Using an isolated finger pressure to “deactivate” the trigger points and alleviate the pain.
Relaxes contracted muscles and releases the fascia that covers the muscle.
Electrotherapy (TENS machine)
TENS help to block the transmission of pain signals along the nerves and also release the body’s natural painkillers, endorphins.
Providing long-term care as your healthcare partner
Whole-Body Treatment Approach
Our chiropractors adopt a whole-body treatment approach to evaluate your pain areas as a whole because other regions of the neck (cervical), mid back (thoracic) and low back (lumbar) may be affected as well. We aim to treat the “whole person,” not just to treat your specific symptoms.
Advice on Posture, Exercises, Diet and Nutrition
In order to treat the root of chronic pains that are recurring over time, our chiropractors seek to understand your lifestyle and work demands so as to provide personalised patient-centric care and advice over a longer time horizon as your healthcare partner.