A rotator cuff tear is a serious injury that can lead to chronic shoulder pain and decreased range of motion. Unfortunately, this type of injury is quite common, especially in those who lift heavy weights or participate in sports that involve throwing and overhead motions. Fortunately, chiropractic care has been shown to be an effective form of treatment for rotator cuff tears. Let’s take a closer look at how a chiropractor can help with this condition.
Chiropractic Adjustments for Rotator Cuff Tear Pain Relief
The primary goal of chiropractic treatment for rotator cuff tears is to reduce pain and discomfort. First, the chiropractor will perform an adjustment to correct any misalignments that may exist in the neck and spine. This helps relieve tension on the shoulders, reducing the pain associated with rotator cuff tears. In addition, adjustments can improve circulation throughout the body, helping reduce inflammation around the affected area and promoting faster healing times.
Corrective Exercises to Increase Mobility
Chiropractors also use corrective exercises to increase mobility and strengthen the muscles surrounding the rotator cuff tear. These exercises are designed to target specific muscle groups while avoiding any movements that might irritate or exacerbate the injury itself. The chiropractor will work with you to develop a customized exercise plan tailored specifically to your needs. With regular practice, these exercises can help restore strength and range of motion in your affected shoulder while minimizing pain levels during rehabilitation.
Trigger Point Therapy
Finally, trigger point therapy is another treatment option used by many chiropractors when treating rotator cuff tears. This technique involves applying pressure to specific “trigger points” on or near the injured area in order to reduce muscle tension and promote natural healing processes within the body. Trigger point therapy helps release tightness around affected areas which can help reduce pain levels and improve the overall range of motion during rehabilitation from a rotator cuff tear injury.
Rotator cuff tears can be painful and debilitating injuries that require professional medical attention for proper healing and rehabilitation. Fortunately, chiropractic care has been shown to be an effective form of treatment for such injuries due to its ability to reduce pain levels, increase mobility, strengthen muscle groups surrounding the injured area, as well as improve overall circulation throughout the body which aids in faster healing times. If you have recently suffered from a rotator cuff tear injury, consider visiting one of our chiropractors today.
If you have any questions or would like to explore further, please book a free, no-charge online appointment with either myself, Dr. Tyler Baron, BASc, DC or one of the other chiropractors at CARESPACE Health+Wellness in Kitchener and Waterloo. We are happy to listen and are here to help!