• Ben Harris

Shoulder pain with movement

Is your shoulder in pain with some movement? The shoulder is an extensive and adaptable part of our body. When your shoulder encountered an injury, it restricts your mobility. This results in a lot of pain and discomfort, often making our daily activities hard to do.


Our shoulder consists of three main bones, first is the humerus which is the long arm bone. Second is the clavicle or in layman’s terms, the collarbone, lastly, the scapula which is also known as the shoulder blade.



These three main shoulder bones are protected by a layer of cartilage which consists of two main joints. Between the uppermost section of the scapula and the clavicle is the acromioclavicular joint.


The second main joint is the glenohumeral joint. It is a ball-shaped structure that is located at the top of the humerus bone and the outer edge of the scapula.


The shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in our body, the one responsible for the forward and backward movement of the shoulder. With its mobility, it also allows the arm to move in a circular motion and to move it up and away from our body.


In case you are wondering where our shoulder gets its range of motion, it is from the rotator cuff. You can find 4 tendons on a rotator cuff.


These tendons are the tissues that connect the muscles to the bones. When the tendons or bones around the rotator cuffs get damaged or swollen, it will cause a painful sensation making it difficult for you to lift your arm over your head.


Injuries on your shoulders can be acquired from manual labor, playing sports, or even the simplest thing like repetitive movement in the area. Some diseases can affect the shoulder, such diseases like diseases from the cervical spine, heart, liver, or gallbladder.


Problems around the shoulder mostly come up when a person reaches the age of 60. This is for the reason that the soft tissues surrounding the shoulder start to degenerate.

Often you can always treat your shoulder pain at home, but there will also be times that a doctor or physician needs to attend on that shoulder pain, especially if necessary.

I will list down things that you need to know about shoulder pain.


What are the causes of shoulder pain?


There are many reasons why shoulder pain is acquired, one of these reasons and the most common one is the rotator cuff tendinitis. It is a condition where the tendons get swollen.


Another reason for shoulder pain is impingement syndrome, which is when the rotator cuff gets caught in between the humeral head and the acromium.


There are times that the pain from our shoulders does not come from itself. Sometimes the pain is caused by certain body parts such as the neck or biceps. This pain is called referred pain.


Other factors that can cause shoulder pain are the following:


· arthritis

· torn cartilage

· torn rotator cuff

· swollen bursa sacs or tendons

· bone spurs

· broken shoulder or arm bone

· frozen shoulder

· dislocated shoulder

· extensive usage

· spinal cord injury

· heart attack


What are the treatments for shoulder pain?


The treatment for a painful shoulder varies depending on its severity. Some treatments include physical therapy, a shoulder immobilizer, or sometimes surgery.


A doctor may also prescribe medication that includes nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, or corticosteroids. In case you are wondering, corticosteroids are powerful anti-inflammatory drugs that can be injected directly into your shoulder.


When should you seek medical help?


If fever is present, or you cannot move your shoulder, or there is heat and tenderness around the joint, or there are bruises that lasted for long, or the pain on your shoulder stayed for more than a few weeks, you should immediately seek out your doctor for medical help.


If by any chance that you are experiencing shoulder pain and it is not from an injury from the shoulder itself, immediately dial 999. This is because it could be a sign of a heart attack. Other signs of a heart attack may include the following:


· trouble breathing

· chest tightness

· dizziness

· excessive sweating

· numbness in the left arm


Choosing Chiropractic Therapy


It is proven that chiropractic therapy does a lot of great things to our overall well-being. The ability to relieve pain and permanently solve the problem is extraordinary.

Falcon Health are a team of experts that specializes in the rehabilitation of shoulder injuries.


We have consultants that will help figure out the right strategy for your specific condition. Remember to always seek out medical attention immediately if the pain is worse than normal and always see your GP.

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