How Chiropractic Care Can Help with Rotator Cuff Injuries
Rotator cuff injuries can be incredibly painful and inconvenient. Many people don’t know that chiropractic care is an effective way to treat these types of injuries, as well as other types of shoulder pain. Chiropractors are trained to identify the underlying cause of shoulder pain and provide treatments that address the specific needs of each individual patient.
What Is A Rotator Cuff Injury?
The rotator cuff is made up of four muscles—the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, and subscapularis—which surround the head and neck of the humerus (upper arm bone). These muscles are very small but very important for proper shoulder function. They help move your arm away from your body and up toward your head. A rotator cuff injury occurs when one or more of these muscles are injured or strained, resulting in pain and limited mobility in the shoulder joint. The Supraspinatus is the muscle most commonly injured.
How Can Chiropractic Care Help?
Your chiropractor will check the shoulder function but will also assess the muscle balance and examine the neck and upper spine to find out how to best improve the biomechanics of the whole shoulder girdle. Often rotator cuff problems is associated with a mechanical neck problem (restricted movement) why it’s important that we check and treat more than just the painfull muscle.
Chiropractors specialise in treating musculoskeletal injuries such as rotator cuff injuries.Their treatment approach focuses on restoring alignment and function to the joints and muscles in order to improve range of motion, reduce pain, and promote healing. The goal is to reduce inflammation by freeing up any restrictions so that there is less pressure on the injured area. Treatments typically include manual adjustments to restore proper alignment, as well as soft tissue manipulation to reduce muscle tension and stiffness. Depending on the severity of the injury, treatment may also include therapeutic exercises designed to strengthen weak areas and increase flexibility in order for patients to return to full activity faster.
Benefits of chiropractic care for rotator cuff injuries:
Chiropractic care offers a number of benefits for people suffering from rotator cuff injuries: it encourages healing without surgery; it helps relieve pain naturally; it improves range of motion; it reduces inflammation; it strengthens weakened areas; and it increases overall joint health. Additionally, chiropractors can provide guidance on lifestyle changes that may help prevent future injury such as improving posture or modifying exercise routines.