Shoulder pain

The shoulder is the most mobile joint of the body. However, because of its wide range of movement, it is more prone to injuries than any other joint. Shoulder pain can be the cause of injury or disease of the shoulder joint and can affect the ligaments, tendons, bones and bursae surrounding the shoulder joint.

 

Prevalence

Painful shoulder conditions that limit movement are common and can affect all ages.

 

Risk factors

Risk factors for general shoulder pain include:

 

  • Poor posture
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Repetitive strain injury.

 

While the exact cause of shoulder pain is not known, risk factors for frozen shoulder can include:

 

  • Diabetes
  • Shoulder injury or surgery, due to keeping your arm and shoulder still for a long period of time
  • Other health conditions including lung disease, overactive thyroid and Dupuytren’s contracture.

 

Symptoms

 

  • Lack of movement
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Inflammation of the bursae or tendons.

 

Causes

Causes of shoulder pain include:

 

  • Dislocated shoulder
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Tendon rupture
  • Broken arm
  • Bone spurs
  • Broken collarbone
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Torn cartilage
  • Fracture of the bone
  • Injuries and sprains
  • Inflamed bursa
  • Inflammation of the shoulder capsule.

 

Find out how Chris treats shoulder pain and what you can expect in his chiropractic care.

Dr Chris Knee (chiropractor) is the owner and director at Sydney Spine & Sports Centre and Balmain Chiropractic Centre

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