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Sarasota Chiropractors Provide Insight On Shoulder Pain

What injuries cause shoulder pain and tightness?

Shoulder pain and tightness can be caused by repetitive motion injuries, sudden injuries, strains and sprains, instability, dislocations, frozen shoulder and pinched nerves. These injuries can limit your range of motion and cause weakness and stiffness in the shoulder and arm. If you suspect you have a shoulder injury, you should call our chiropractor and request and initial appointment and evaluation.

What are the symptoms of a shoulder injury?

Shoulder injuries cause pain that gets worse while trying to perform certain tasks, inflammation, swelling, loss of range of motion and flexibility, weakness in the affected shoulder and a feeling of tightness.

What treatment options do you offer?

We offer chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy and corrective exercises. The first step in treating shoulder injuries usually involves ensuring the shoulder is properly aligned. This is done via chiropractic adjustments. When the shoulder is out of alignment, it is more prone to acute and repetitive motion injuries, inflammation and stiffness.

Massage therapy helps relax muscles and promotes blood flow to injured areas, which speed healing time and reduces pain. Corrective exercises help strengthen and stabilize the shoulder to help heal the area, prevent reinjury and to prevent future shoulder injuries.

Can I avoid surgery by participating in your treatment programs for pain and tightness in my shoulders?

Traditional medicine typically recommends surgery or other invasive procedures for shoulder injuries and discomfort. Here at Sarasota Chiropractic, we strive to treat injuries, tightness and loss of range of motion in the shoulders without surgery or medications. Instead, we focus on amplifying your body’s own natural healing abilities through chiropractic care, massage therapy, corrective exercises, lifestyle advice and proper nutrition. In many cases, these therapies and treatments remove the possibility of surgery and lower pain medications reliance while improving range of motion and the strength and flexibility of the muscles, ligaments and tendons in your shoulders.

How long with it take before I experience relief from the tightness in my muscles and shoulders and inflammation and swelling?

There are several factors that impact an individual’s healing time and pain relief, tightness and swelling, including the severity of the injury, length of time you have had the injury and any underlying health conditions. In general, new injuries in individuals that have very few underlying health injuries heal faster than individuals with chronic injuries in their shoulders and underlying health conditions.

Most people feel better after several sessions with our chiropractor and are able to reduce the number of pain pills they take each day. However, our chiropractor will be able to give you a time-frame for your treatment after your initial evaluation and the first few sessions.

Who should I call to schedule an appointment?

To schedule an appointment for your shoulder injury, pain and tightness, you can call our Sarasota chiropractor’s clinic at 941-348-6632 or schedule an appointment online via our website. We are located at 2801 Fruitville Road, Suite 180.