Experiencing shoulder impingement can be a painful and debilitating condition that affects your daily life. Fortunately, chiropractic care offers an effective solution to help you manage the pain and get back to living your life. Here’s a look at how chiropractors can help with shoulder impingement.
What is Shoulder Impingement?
Shoulder impingement occurs when the rotator cuff muscles are compressed between the bones of the shoulder. This happens when the arm is raised above the head or out to the side, which causes a narrowing of the space between the joint and its surrounding structures, leading to significant pain and a limited range of motion in your arm.
How Can Chiropractic Care Help with Shoulder Impingement?
Chiropractic care has been found to be an effective treatment for shoulder impingement. A chiropractic doctor will assess your condition and devise a personalized treatment plan that may include manual manipulation, massage therapy, stretching exercises, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, or lifestyle modifications. All of these techniques have been proven to improve the range of motion and reduce pain in patients suffering from shoulder impingement.
Manual manipulation involves gentle adjustments to realign joints and restore mobility while massage therapy helps relax tight muscles around joints by improving blood flow. Stretching exercises help increase flexibility while ultrasound helps reduce inflammation by delivering sound waves deep into affected tissues. Electrical stimulation provides relief from chronic pain while lifestyle modifications such as changes in posture or diet can help alleviate symptoms associated with shoulder impingement.
Chiropractic care offers an effective solution for those suffering from shoulder impingement by providing relief from pain and restoring mobility through manual manipulation, massage, stretching exercises, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, or lifestyle modifications. If you’re dealing with shoulder impingement pain on a regular basis, consider consulting a chiropractor today for an individualized treatment plan tailored specifically for you.
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 Waterloo chiropractors at CARESPACE Health+Wellness. We are happy to listen and are here to help!