Genesis Chiropractic - Symptoms & Disorders - Extremities - Arm and Shoulder

Salt Lake City & Holladay, Utah

Arm & Shoulder

There can be several different reasons that you are experiencing pain in your arm or shoulder. Your shoulder is the most flexible joint in the human body. As such, it is also one of the most over-used. Shoulder and arm pain can be a result of an injury to the shoulder, elbow, or arm or it can be a byproduct of neck and upper back problems. You should first get a medical opinion to make sure there is not an actual tear in the rotator cuff, or broken bones contributing to your discomfort.

While many people don’t think about going to the chiropractor when they have pain in their arms and shoulders, it is one area that greatly benefits from chiropractic treatment. If you have an injury ranging from a shoulder dislocation to bursitis or tendonitis, you can experience real relief from chiropractic care.

What Can You Expect from Arm & Shoulder Care?

Once the chiropractor has examined you, she will study the type of pain you are having and attempt to determine a cause. Many times, shoulder and arm pain are referred pain from either the neck or back. Other times, injuries to soft tissue or muscle might be causing you discomfort.

No matter what the cause, gentle adjustments to the joints themselves and some massage work on the soft tissue areas should bring down any inflammation and decrease your pain. You can also expect greater flexibility in your shoulder and improved range of motion throughout.

What Can Arm & Shoulder Care Help Treat?

  • Shoulder stiffness
  • Shoulder pain
  • Elbow pain
  • Shooting arm pain
  • Swelling in the arm, elbow, or shoulder
  • Decreased range of motion in the arm or shoulder

Arm & Shoulder Frequently Asked Questions

The shoulder is the part of the body that experiences the most injuries. Most commonly seen problems are frozen shoulder, rotator cuff tear, sprains, strains, tendonitis and bursitis. It is best to address shoulder pain when it starts with ice packs in the first 24 hours.

No. While athletes do experience shoulder injury more frequently, anyone who has a job that requires repetitive motion or lifting can fall prey to an injury. Truck drivers, construction workers, and anyone doing manual labor can end up with a shoulder problem.

When it comes to shoulders, it is usually better to give it some rest when you first injure yourself. The exercise will come later after the injury has been diagnosed and a treatment plan is in place. It is always best to seek medical advice to rule out serious injuries before seeing your chiropractor.

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Arm & shoulder pain? Reach out to Dr. Tiffani Fries and Genesis Chiropractic to request information or an appointment!

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