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Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Treatment for Common Causes of Shoulder Pain in San Jose

Man sitting at his desk with shoulder pain

The shoulder joint is surrounded by tendons, nerves and other tissues, all of which can become irritated and cause pain. The tendons are what help attach the muscle to the bone and the ligaments attach bone to bone. There are several injuries to the ligaments, tendons, muscle and nerves that cause extensive damage, such as dislocated shoulder or rotary cuff damage. The good news is, in the majority of cases, shoulder pain can be repaired and treated with chiropractic care in San Jose. Here are some of the most common causes of shoulder pain.

Dislocated Shoulder

A dislocated shoulder means the bone in your upper arm has come out of the socket that is part of the shoulder blade. Although it requires a strong force to pull the bone out of place, the shoulder joint is one of the most frequently dislocated joints in the body. A dislocated shoulder can be caused by sports injuries, falls or a trauma, such as a car accident. Symptoms of a dislocated symptom generally include swelling or bruising, intense pain, inability to move the joint and it can be visibly seen out of place.

Shoulder Bursitis

Shoulder bursitis is a condition that affects the bursae, which are small, fluid filled sacs that help to cushion the tendons, bones and muscles near the joints. If the bursae becomes inflamed it causes bursitis. Treatment usually involves resting the shoulder and protecting it from other injury. The symptoms of bursitis may include, feeling stiff or achy, intense pain when moving the shoulder or pressing on it, swelling and redness. You should see a doctor in Saratoga or Cupertino if you are suddenly unable to move the shoulder, if you have a fever or a rash develops on the affected shoulder.

Frozen Shoulder Syndrome

Frozen shoulder syndrome is a condition that is characterized by pain and stiffness in the shoulder joint. The symptoms generally begin gradually and worsen over time and then within one to three years will it resolves. Chiropractor treatment in Cambrian Park for frozen shoulder includes range of motion exercises, massage therapy and sometimes, corticosteroids.

Contact Us Today

Visit your chiropractor in Los Gatos or Willow Glen if you are experiencing disabling shoulder joint pain, excessive redness, swelling, and rash or bruising in the affected shoulder, a sudden inability to move your shoulder or sharp/shooting pain in your shoulder, especially when doing an activity.

If you are experiencing pain in your shoulder, contact Mouroux Chiropractic at (408) 379-8888 to schedule an exam.



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