Can't raise your arm above your shoulder? A chiropractor can find out the root cause of your shoulder restriction and treat it. If you have been diagnosed with shoulder pain, then keep reading for tips on home remedies. As with any health advice, confirm that the following is applicable for you and your specific health care needs with your healthcare provider.
WHAT IS THE ROTATOR CUFF OF THE SHOULDER?
The rotator cuff includes the muscles on the back of the shoulder blade (the scapula) that keep the ball of your shoulder (the head of the humerus bone) in the shallow socket of your shoulder, and stabilize the shoulder during all movements. The muscles of the rotator cuff more specifically assists in lifting your arm up (abduction), turning your arm inward (medial rotation) and outward (lateral rotation).
HOW IS ROTATOR CUFF Injury DIAGNOSED?
Simple orthopedic exams can confirm your pain is due to a rotator cuff injury and not other conditions like frozen shoulder.
If there is injury to the rotator cuff, actively moving your shoulder becomes painful, as it hurts to contract hurt muscles. If small movements of your arm hurts are shoulder yet you can move your arm passively (someone else can move your arm for you) with minimal to no pain, chances are, you have injury to your rotator cuff.
HOW IS ROTATOR CUFF INJURY TREATED?
We have great success with Dynamic Tape (which helps stabilize the shoulder) and Graston therapy (which breaks up the adhesions around the shoulder). We also show you how to stretch and strengthen your shoulder between visits to speed your recovery.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS DOES ROTATOR CUFF INJURy TAKE TO TREAT?
With rotator cuff injuries, one of the limiting factors is how fast your tissue repairs. To speed your recovery, supplements may be suggested. Once most of the stability of the shoulder and painless range of motion has been achieved, then we start spacing out treatments as you will be shown how to keep the benefits of your treatments with home stretches and exercises.
For a sneak peak of the common stretches and exercises we prescribe, check out our YouTube video:
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Drummond Chiropractic, LLC
Shoulder Chiropractor Experts
565 N Walnut St
Bloomington, IN 47404
(812) 336 - 2423