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Mar. 02 2018 Published by: Dr. Craig Singer

Rotator Cuff Injury? Talk to a Chiropractor

Rotator Cuff Injury? Talk to a Chiropractor

If you have a rotator cuff injury, you’re probably frustrated by your inability to perform daily tasks due to stiffness or chronic pain and inflammation. The good news is that chiropractic care provides relief without medication or surgery. In this post, we’ll detail the specifics about rotator cuff injuries and how chiropractic care can help you.

Rotator Cuff Injury Basics

Your shoulders are the most moveable joints in your body. Unfortunately, this flexibility is what makes the shoulder joint especially prone to injury.

Any activity or sport that requires you to raise your hands above your head or repeatedly extend your shoulder can lead to a rotator cuff injury. Examples include pitching or serving a ball, painting walls, or washing windows.

Some medical conditions also contribute to rotator cuff injuries. If you have tendonitis, bursitis, or arthritis, for example, you may have shoulder pain in your rotator cuff area.

You may experience symptoms like a dull ache, arm weakness, restricted motion, and disturbed sleep. If your muscles are completely torn from an acute injury, you might suffer sharp, debilitating pain. If your rotator cuff injury is due to the natural aging process, pain may intensify slowly over time.

How Chiropractic Care Can Help with Your Rotator Cuff Injury

Chiropractic care can rehabilitate your rotator cuff, which will relieve your pain and restore full function to your joint.

At our clinic, we often see nerve pinching and tears that occur with rotator cuff injuries. When your rotator cuff is injured, you lose the ability to move your arm or shoulder in a circle. You may find it intensely painful or physically impossible to move your arm to the side or straight upward. Your nerves may be pinched and inflamed, which will result in severe pain. Often we can help you avoid the need for surgery with expert chiropractic care.

We will form a custom plan for your rehabilitation, since every rotator cuff injury is unique. We will carefully consider the right kind of treatment for you and work hard to alleviate your inflammation and pain, coming up with a plan that may include the following:

  • Ultrasound waves to penetrate deeply into your muscles and calm them
  • Electrostimulation therapy to shoot painless electric waves through your muscles to help them relax
  • Spinal manipulation to restore balance to improperly aligned muscles
  • Special exercises designed to increase flexibility, strength, and range of motion in your rotator cuff muscles
  • Application of heat and ice to reduce inflammation

Your treatment may also involve a shoulder readjustment, which will restore functionality. The chiropractor will use specific massages and relaxation techniques to rehabilitate shoulder muscles to full capability. Chiropractic care will also reduce the possibility of scar tissue buildup, which can cause chronic pain and stiffness if untreated. Moreover, timely chiropractic treatments will reduce the chances of arthritis developing in the shoulder joint.

Fort Lauderdale SHoulder INjury Treatment

Chiropractic treatments for rotator cuff injuries are safe and non-invasive, and may even help you to avoid a dangerous dependence upon prescription painkillers. You’ll be able to perform daily tasks that involve raising your arm again with no more pain or stiffness.

Want to learn more? Set up a free consultation today. We’ll talk about a customized plan of care for your rotator cuff injury and start you on a healing path.


About the Author:

Dr. Singer has been a practicing chiropractor for more than 20 years, and USA Health & Therapy has been around since 2004. Over the course of his career, Singer has helped tens of thousands of people with all kinds of issues by using a wide variety of treatment strategies. He has extensive knowledge of chiropractic modalities, including Gonstead, Diversified, Thompson Drop Table, and Activator, and in 1997 he earned a special adjunctive Chiropractic Certification in Spinal Trauma (CCST) to better provide care for car crash victims. Dr. Singer is licensed to practice chiropractic medicine in both Florida and New York.






How Chiropractors Make the Olympics Go


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