Shoulder pain can make simple things like reaching for an ingredient while cooking a challenge.
Shoulder pain can hold you back from your favorite activities like swimming, tennis, or simply throwing a ball to your son or daughter.
At iCAN Clinic, we have all-natural pain relief options for anyone in the Edwardsville Area with shoulder pain or chronic conditions. When you work with us, you don’t have to try surgery or opioids and can get back to moving your arm without worry.
What causes shoulder pain?
Shoulder pain is an incredibly popular complaint and is characterized by pain in the shoulder or other areas of the arm.
The shoulder is made up of several different joints, including the humerus, the scapula, the clavicle, and many bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles to aid in movement. These joints work together to allow for a range of motion in your arm, everything from lifting weights to eating a snack.
Shoulder pain can be a sign of deeper underlying injuries, such as frozen shoulder, tendonitis or even from your neck. It can easily occur in the left or right shoulder, or both, depending on how you use it. If left untreated, shoulder pain can lead to further pain, disability, frustration, and decreased quality of life.
Some of the most common shoulder pain injuries, diagnoses, and conditions include:
- AC Joint Sprain
- Biceps Tendonitis
- Cervical Radiculopathy
- Frozen Shoulder
- Impingement of Soft Tissue
- Labral tears
- MDI (Multi-Directional Instability)
- Overuse Injuries
- Rotator Cuff Tears
- Shoulder Bursitis
- Shoulder Dislocation
- Shoulder Fracture
When should I see a doctor if I have shoulder pain?
If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, contact iCan Clinic for prompt assistance with the problem:
- Difficulty maneuvering arm for dressing self
- Inability to reach a high shelf
- Pain with lifting or carrying items
- Sharp pain with pushing, pulling or reaching
- Shoulder ache at rest
If your shoulder pain is sudden and not related to an injury, you should call 911 immediately, as it may be a sign of a heart attack or other medical emergency.
How can shoulder pain be treated?
Regardless of your condition or pain level, the treatment at iCan Clinic can help your shoulder pain which can improve your overall mobility and comfort.
At iCan Clinic, our medical team is skilled in evaluating, treating, and managing patients with a wide range of shoulder pain issues. They can pinpoint the cause of your shoulder pain and identify the right treatment plan, manual techniques, and exercises for you.
Some of the most common types of treatment for shoulder pain include:
- Functional activities such as lifting and carrying
- Manual therapy
- Soft tissue manipulation
- Trigger point injections
- Platelet Rich Plasma or other Regenerative treatments
- Strengthening exercises
- Joint injections
- Range of motion exercises