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Shoulder Slap Lesion Pain Relief

Shoulder slap lesion is a painful and often chronic injury of the shoulder joint. Whether it’s an injury from work, playing sports, keeping fit or just getting older and not being in the shape we once were, CARESPACE Health+Wellness with locations in Kitchener and Waterloo can help.

Call (519) 208-2273 or book online today.

Effective treatment for shoulder slap lesions

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There are many causes of shoulder slap lesions

The primary causes of shoulder slap lesions include overuse or sudden impacts, such as direct and forceful contact during sports or other physical activities. To prevent this condition from occurring it is important to practice proper technique and maintain good physical health. For those already suffering from shoulder slap lesion, chiropractic, physiotherapy, and massage therapy can be beneficial treatments if caught in the early stages. Professional chiropractors can identify the sources of pain associated with shoulder slap lesions and take steps to reduce pain levels as well as prevent further occurrences. It may also be necessary to use specialized techniques in order to retrain muscles that have become weakened through injury or overuse, so seeking out therapeutic advice is encouraged when experiencing long-lasting shoulder problems.

Get the best treatment to help your shoulder slap lesion

We all know that health and wellness is important, but with so many competing priorities, it’s hard to stay on top of it. CARESPACE provides the best treatment options to help heal your shoulder slap lesion quickly. CARESPACE uses a result-oriented, natural approach to rehabilitation and wellness with your choice of Chiropractic, Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy. CARESPACE practitioners work together to understand both your primary concerns and long-term health goals. Multidisciplinary evidence-based plans are designed to address the root causes and are developed to provide fast and long-lasting relief to ensure you can start living your healthier life today.

A shoulder slap lesion, also known as a superior labrum anterior and posterior (SLAP) tear, is an injury to the superior labrum of the shoulder joint. This condition usually occurs in physically active people, particularly those involved in activities that involve repetitive overhead activity or throwing motions, such as baseball pitchers or javelin throwers.

The main symptoms of shoulder slap lesions is pain or tenderness at the inferior angle of the scapula. In addition, athletes may experience clicking or popping sounds when they move their arms or shoulders, as well as a decreased range of motion in these body parts. Swelling and stiffness may also occur in severe cases, making movement even more difficult. Diagnosis is typically made based on physical examination and imaging tests.

Treatment for a shoulder slap lesion typically includes chiropractic adjustments, physiotherapy, and massage therapy. chiropractic care may focus on decreasing pain and inflammation while improving range of motion and strength. It is also important to address poor posture if that seems to be an underlying factor. Physiotherapy can continue soft tissue healing and restore muscle balance by strengthening the tight muscles around the shoulder joint. Lastly, massage therapy helps reduce inflammation in the area and provide relief from pain. With this combination of treatments, it can help restore full mobility of the shoulder joint and reduce recurrences of injury.

Shoulder pain is something that people struggle with every day, but why does it occur in the first place? Common causes of shoulder pain can include AC joint sprain, AC joint strain, calcific tendonitis, long head of biceps tendinopathy, rotator cuff tear, rotator cuff tendinopathy, shoulder bursitis, shoulder impingement syndrome, shoulder instability, shoulder labral tear, and shoulder osteoarthritis. It’s important to be aware of these potential sources of discomfort in order to reduce your risk for injury and take preventative actions that will keep your shoulders healthy and happy. Consultation with a qualified professional at CARESPACE can help determine the best solution to alleviate any discomfort experienced.

Get the best shoulder slap lesion treatment that's right for you


chiropractic services

Chiropractors are health care professionals focused on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through joint manipulation, exercise and education. Available both in-person or online with TeleCARE.

Massage Therapy

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Massage Therapists use a range of soft tissue and joint stimulation techniques. Massage stimulates blood flow, restores muscle elasticity, and relieves built-up tension to repair your body and allow a calmer outlook on life.



Physiotherapists work with you when you’ve experienced a work or sports injury, or are suffering from a chronic condition. You’ll improve strength, increase range of motion to restore your body’s functionality. Available both in-person or online with TeleCARE.

Not sure which discipline to select?

Chiropractic, Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy can all be effective for your shoulder slap lesion. Choose any one of the above. Once the initial assessment has been completed, you will be directed to the discipline and practitioner who will be able to deliver the best results.

Still not sure? Simply give us a call at (519) 208-2273 and we will help find the right therapy for your needs.

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Please call us at (519) 208-2273 or book online today.

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I cannot recommend Dr. Shannon Webster and Dr. Michael Torreiter enough. Both are super friendly and understanding and it has been an absolute pleasure to have met them and been treated by them.

I have been receiving treatment from Dr. Webster for a few months and I've been feeling much better. I had sever knee, shoulder and back pain. I couldn't squat or do push ups without my joints screaming at me. But now I'm not able to only do all those but also feel stronger. The most important piece is that she listened and took my history of many injuries into consideration. And as a dancer, I couldn't have asked for a better chiropractor who not only helped me feel better but also understood my needs.

I also brought my grandmother to Dr. Torreiter for her back pain for acupuncture. He was extremely kind, understanding, compassionate and everything that I could ask for. He made her feel comfortable and explained every step during each treatment. He made sure that she was well taken care of and also made other important referrals that lead to her recovery.

So far I have referred my whole family to these two wonderful individuals and everyone's experience has been equally great. Thanks to them we all are doing much better!