Shoulder bursitis can be a painful and debilitating condition, causing inflammation and pain in the shoulder joint. Fortunately, chiropractic care can help to reduce the discomfort associated with shoulder bursitis by reducing inflammation, easing pain, and improving mobility. Let’s take a closer look at how chiropractic care can help you manage shoulder bursitis.
What is Shoulder Bursitis?
Shoulder bursitis is an inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs that cushion the joint between the shoulder blade and upper arm bone. It occurs when these sacs become inflamed due to overuse or injury. Symptoms of shoulder bursitis include swelling, stiffness, tenderness, difficulty moving the affected area, or pain when pressure is applied directly to the area. If left untreated, it can lead to further issues such as arthritis or tendon tears.
How Can Chiropractic Care Help Treat Shoulder Bursitis?
Chiropractors are trained in treating musculoskeletal conditions like shoulder bursitis. Through manual manipulation techniques such as spinal adjustments and massage, they can provide relief from symptoms such as pain and stiffness while also helping to improve mobility in the affected area. Other treatments may include ultrasound or electrical stimulation which can help reduce inflammation and muscle spasms. Additionally, chiropractic doctors may advise patients on lifestyle changes that can help speed up recovery such as avoiding certain activities that could aggravate the condition or suggest exercises for range of motion and strengthening of muscles surrounding the joint.
A chiropractor may also recommend other types of treatment such as physiotherapy or medications depending on how severe your condition is. If necessary they may even refer patients to specialists who can provide further assistance with managing their symptoms more effectively than chiropractic care alone.
Chiropractic care provides a natural approach to dealing with shoulder bursitis without resorting to medication or surgery which often carry greater risks than non-invasive treatments like chiropractic adjustments do. This makes it an ideal option for anyone looking for relief from this painful condition without having to undergo any major procedures or take any prescription drugs that could have potential side effects associated with them. With regular visits to your local chiropractor you’ll be able to manage your symptoms while still enjoying all of life’s activities without worrying about your condition getting worse over time.
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 another chiropractor in Waterloo or Kitchener at CARESPACE. We are happy to listen and are here to help!