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    Shoulder Pain

    Are you tired of the excruciating pain in your shoulders? Does it make it hard to carry out even simple daily tasks, like brushing your teeth and getting dressed? You don’t have to live with this kind of chronic discomfort any longer. Chiropractic therapy can help address your shoulder pain and improve your overall comfort and quality of life. With the right care, patients often experience immediate relief and increased movement without major surgery or dependance on medications that can cause side-effects.

    Causes of Shoulder Pain

    One of the most common causes of shoulder pain is rotator cuff tendinitis, which causes swollen, inflamed tendons. This condition can cause pain to radiate to the base of your neck. Shoulder pain can also be caused by a sleeping posture misalignment or an unusual movement.


    Work Station

    We've recently seen an increase in shoulder problems as a result of work-from-home and remote learning. Because the ergonomics at home are not conducive, one's posture can also impact the neck and shoulder region. This will result in neck, shoulder, and arm pain


    Sleeping Posture

    If you prefer sleeping on your sides, selecting a proper and supportive pillow is also essential. If the pillow is too low or too high, it will aggravate the shoulder and may result in additional strain and impingement on the muscles and tendons.


    Impingement syndrome, frozen shoulder, subluxation, strains and spasms from overexertion, and joint instability are all shoulder pain. Shoulder pain can also be caused by another injury, most commonly in the neck or biceps. This type of pain referred to, usually does not worsen with shoulder movement. If you are unsure what is causing your shoulder pain, a consultation with a Chiropractor will put you on the right track to recovery.

    Symptoms of Shoulder Pain

    Shoulder pain symptoms can vary depending on the condition, but they can include: Intense pain in the shoulder joint, front or back, and upper arm

    • Loss of range of motion in the shoulder
    • Difficulty moving the shoulder
    • Weakness of the shoulder, upper arm or hand
    • Tingling or numbing sensations are most likely associated with the neck’s nerves
    • Deformed shoulder joint
    • Swelling in the shoulder

    How can Chiropractic help with your shoulder pain?

    Dr Jeff attending to a patient on his leg

    In Singapore, people frequently seek chiropractic care for shoulder pain. A proper diagnosis and consultation are required before administering the right personalized treatment. 

    During the consultation, our chiropractors will perform a physical examination to determine the cause and severity of the shoulder pain. In addition to the physical exam, we will review your medical history and any recent X-ray results to determine the source of your shoulder pain. 

    It is critical to identify the source of the shoulder pain to recommend the best course of treatment and rehabilitation. Your shoulder pain treatment will be tailored to your specific needs, and options may include:


    Chiropractic Adjustments

    To improve spinal function and spine mobility and alleviate the stress on your nerve system.


    Dry needling

    There are many benefits of dry needling, including its ability to relieve pain, improve range of motion, and increase blood flow to the affected area. It is also a relatively safe and low-risk treatment option compared to other therapy forms.


    Trigger Point Therapy

    Trigger point therapy is a soft tissue technique that relieves tension in the muscle and fascia. Sometimes, patients experience this type of tension as a “knot” within the muscle.


    Home rehabilitation

    Introducing our simple home rehabilitation exercise you can follow to speed up your recovery.

    FAQs about Shoulder Pain

    If you have recently dislocated your shoulder, it is best to see a doctor first. Your doctor can assess the extent of your injury and recommend an appropriate treatment plan that may include physical therapy, medications, or even surgery in more severe cases.

    On the other hand, if you have had a previous shoulder injury and are now experiencing chronic pain, then seeing a chiropractor could be beneficial. A chiropractor specializes in treating musculoskeletal issues such as back pain and joint problems. They can provide treatments such as spinal adjustments and massage therapy to help reduce inflammation and improve mobility in your shoulder joint.

    Shoulder pain can be a sign of a serious medical condition, so it is important to know when to seek medical attention. If the pain is accompanied by swelling, redness or tenderness, or if the pain persists for more than a few days despite home treatment such as rest and over-the-counter medications, it is best to see a doctor. Additionally, if you experience any numbness or tingling in your arm or hand, have difficulty moving your shoulder joint or experience any other unusual symptoms along with the shoulder pain, these could also be signs of a serious condition and should be evaluated by a medical professional.

    One of the most common warning signs of a rotator cuff tear is pain. Pain can be felt in the shoulder, especially when lifting the arm or reaching overhead. It may also be painful to sleep on the affected side. Another warning sign is a decrease in range of motion. If you are unable to lift your arm as high as you normally do or have difficulty rotating your arm, these could be signs of a rotator cuff tear.
    It is important to seek medical attention if you experience any of these symptoms so that an accurate diagnosis can be made and proper treatment can begin. If left untreated, a rotator cuff tear can worsen over time and lead to further damage and chronic pain.

    Shoulder pain that is left untreated can lead to chronic issues and a decrease in mobility. Over time, the shoulder joint may become stiff and weak, making it difficult to move the arm or shoulder without discomfort. This can cause further damage if the shoulder is not given adequate rest and rehabilitation. Additionally, the underlying cause of the shoulder pain may worsen if it is not addressed. For example, an injury such as a rotator cuff tear could progress to a more severe tear if it is not treated properly. Therefore, it is important to seek medical attention for shoulder pain in order to prevent further damage and ensure proper healing.