If you are experiencing pain in the shoulder, it is best to seek professional consultation and assistance sooner rather than later. As with other types of pain, the faster you get help for shoulder pain, the faster it will go away and the less likely it will be to develop into a chronic, recurring or permanent problem.
The shoulder is a complex structure—easily the most complicated and versatile joint in the body. As a result, shoulder pain can have a broad range of different causes. For instance, four vital tendons in the shoulder make up the rotator cuff, which can often tear in sporting, repetitive strain, and falling injuries. The shoulder is also made up of cartilage, ligaments, nerves and other tissues—all of which could feasibly be the source of your pain. Dislocation of the shoulder joint is a more severe cause of shoulder pain and requires immediate medical attention.
In other words, it’s hard to tell whether a shoulder pain is a temporary no-big-deal kind of thing or a more severe injury. It’s a good idea to seek the opinion of a professional immediately if:
If you are experiencing any of the above issues, we are happy to meet with you at Yeronga Chiropractic. Dr Aidan McGuigan can look at your shoulder and determine what the best course of treatment might be. If the optimal treatment is chiropractic, we can provide it on site. If another type of treatment is required, we can refer you to the necessary medical professionals.