Those of you who have a rotator cuff injury are undoubtedly frustrated by your inability to accomplish everyday activities owing to stiffness or chronic discomfort and inflammation. The good news is that without the use of drugs or surgery, chiropractic care can provide relief.
Basics of Rotator Cuff Injuries
The most mobile joints in your body are your shoulders. Unfortunately, the shoulder joint’s flexibility is what makes it so vulnerable to damage.
A rotator cuff injury can occur during any activity or sport that requires you to raise your hands over your head or frequently extend your shoulder.
Rotator cuff injuries can also be caused by a variety of medical conditions. You may experience shoulder pain in the rotator cuff area if you have tendinitis, bursitis, or arthritis.
A dull discomfort, arm weakness, restricted motion, and disrupted sleep are all possible symptoms. You may experience sharp, agonizing pain if your muscles are severely torn as a result of an acute injury. Pain may gradually worsen over time if your rotator cuff injury is caused by the natural aging process.
What Can Chiropractic Care Do for Your Rotator Cuff Injury?
Chiropractic care can help you rehabilitate your rotator cuff, relieving pain and restoring joint function.
At Innovative Chiropractic in Mill Creek, we frequently come across nerve pinching and tearing as a result of rotator cuff injuries in our practice. You lose the capacity to move your arm or shoulder in a circle if your rotator cuff is injured. Moving your arm to the side or straight upward may be excruciatingly painful or virtually impossible. Your nerves could be pinched and irritated, causing agonizing pain. With expert chiropractic care, we can often help you avoid the need for surgery.
Because every rotator cuff injury is different, we will create a personalized rehabilitation plan for you. We’ll decide on the best treatment for you and work hard to reduce your inflammation and pain, putting together a plan that could include the following:
- Electrostimulation therapy, which sends painless electric waves through your muscles to help them relax
- Ultrasound waves to penetrate deeply into your muscles and soothe them
- Spinal manipulation to rebalance muscles that are out of alignment
- Exercising your rotator cuff muscles to improve their flexibility, strength, and range of motion
A shoulder realignment may be part of your treatment plan, which may help you regain flexibility. To restore shoulder muscles to full capability, the chiropractor will utilize particular massages and relaxation techniques. Scar tissue buildup, which can cause persistent pain and stiffness if left untreated, can also be reduced with chiropractic care. Furthermore, timely chiropractic treatments will lessen the likelihood of developing arthritis in the shoulder joint.
Let Us Help You
Chiropractic therapies for rotator cuff issues are non-invasive and safe, and they may even help you avoid becoming addicted to prescription pain killers. You’ll be able to carry out daily duties that require you to raise your arm again without experiencing pain or stiffness.
Do you want to know more? Schedule an appointment with our chiropractors at Innovative Chiropractic for a free consultation right now. We’ll discuss a personalized treatment plan for your rotator cuff issue and get you on the road to recovery.