If you have Shoulder pain and do not ignore It. Do you believe this is the source of so many problems?
Shoulder pain is defined as chronic when it has been present for longer than six months.
Common conditions resulting in chronic shoulder pain include rotator cuff and biceps disorders, including tendinopathy, partial tears and complete rupture, bursitis, frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis), torn labral cartilage, recurrent shoulder dislocation and shoulder arthritis.
Excessive forces generated by your shoulder muscles are the most significant underlying cause of most shoulder conditions.
With its twenty-four muscles covering a vast area of your body, your shoulder is a relatively massive structure.
Viewed from behind your shoulder, muscles extend directly down into your elbow, up into your skull, down your entire neck, mid-back, ribs, lower back and to your pelvis. Viewed from your side, they cover the whole side of your chest. And at the front, they cover the bulk of your wardrobe.
Your shoulder muscles can act singly in isolation with simple actions or together in more complex activities involving many of your other joints. So, although shoulder pain can be caused by problems isolated to your shoulder itself, they are more often associated with areas somewhat remote from your shoulder.
1. rotator cuff injury (pain with shoulder movement)
3. subacromial bursitis (pain at the tip of your outer shoulder)
4. impingement syndrome (pain with shoulder movement)
5. frozen shoulder (severely restricted and chronically painful shoulder)
6. cartilage (labrum) tear
7. recurrent shoulder dislocation
Osteopathic treatment can relieve acute and chronic shoulder pain, stiffness and other symptoms and restore function by improving range of motion, reducing fibrosis and adhesions, remodeling tissue architecture, stimulating tissue regeneration, improving blood supply and nerve activity.
Long-term resolution can be achieved by identifying and managing underlying causative factors.