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The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the human body and it is subject to injury and discomfort. This is due to swelling, inflammation, changes in the bone, and tearing of the tendons. Arthritis and degenerative conditions, and the natural aging process also cause shoulder pain as can sports that demand extensive shoulder use.
Normal wear and tear may result in shoulder tendonitis and inflammation of the shoulders four tendons (e.g., rotator cuff). Other shoulder conditions include bursitis which is an inflammatory disorder, shoulder dislocation, shoulder separation, fracture, inflamed tendons near the shoulder, and frozen shoulder syndrome, which occurs when the shoulder is not moved due to a prior injury. Massage is a systematic manual application of pressure and movement to the soft tissue of the body skin muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia (the membrane surrounding muscle and muscle groups). Massage promotes the flow of blood and lymph, relieving tension, stimulating nerves, and stretching and loosening muscles.
Optimum HealthCare chiropractors will examine and conduct diagnostic tests to determine the cause of shoulder or arm pain and the best treatment. It is important to pinpoint the cause and seriousness of different conditions because caring for a broken bone is not the same as treatment for bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis or gout. Additionally, Optimum HealthCare chiropractors will help you with a treatment and rehabilitation program so that you may better protect yourself from future shoulder and arm injuries.