Treatment To Heal A Shoulder Injury

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Treatment To Heal A Shoulder Injury

Results-focused non-invasive solutions in Utah to help you get out of pain and live your best life!

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Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain can originate from either the joint of the shoulder or one of the many muscles, ligaments, or tendons surrounding it. Usually, shoulder pain caused by a joint worsens with activities or movement of the arm or shoulder, which is why patients seek out services such as shoulder overuse treatment.

Not all shoulder pain comes from injury, however. The pain in your shoulder may also be caused by diseases and conditions of your chest or abdomen, such as heart disease and gallbladder disease. Such referred pain is often associated with other structures. Shoulder pain caused by referred pain usually doesn’t get worse when you move your shoulder, and shoulder or rotator cuff treatment won’t get to the root of the problem.

Any form of discomfort in or around the shoulder joint is considered shoulder pain. The symptoms of shoulder pain can range from mild to severe. They can be unprovoked, such as a dull ache that gradually builds over several weeks, or they can occur suddenly and with great intensity.

Signs and symptoms of shoulder pain include:

  • Warmth or redness in your shoulder
  • Neck pain, arm pain, or back pain
  • A clicking, popping, or grinding sensation when you move your arm
  • Muscle stiffness and weakness
  • Limited range of motion

There is no joint in the body that is more mobile than the shoulder. However, with this mobility comes vulnerability. Because the shoulder has many parts that move, it is susceptible to injury.

Among the bones that make up the shoulder are the clavicle (collar bone), humerus (arm bone), and scapula (shoulder blade). These are held together by muscles, ligaments, and tendons, which move the shoulder and cushion the joints.

Furthermore, the shoulder houses nerves that run to your arms and hands, as well as fluid-filled sacs called bursas, which act as cushions.

A shoulder injury or health condition can affect any of these structures, resulting in pain. The most common cause of shoulder pain, however, is a problem with the joint and the surrounding muscles and tendons.

Common causes of shoulder pain include:

  • Arthritis, or inflammation that can worsen with age
  • Bone fractures, such as a fractured collarbone, shoulder blade, or arm
  • Bursitis, or inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs that protect joints
  • Torn tendons or tendinitis, such as a rotator cuff tear
  • Shoulder dislocation or separation
  • Pinched nerves, which when in the neck can cause shoulder pain, sometimes extending to the hand
  • Bone spurs on the ends of one or more of the bones connected by your shoulder joints
Referred causes can include:
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Heart attack
People who engage in sports and other high-risk activities are more likely to suffer from shoulder pain because of injury or overuse.

There are several risk factors for shoulder pain, including:

  • Constant or repetitive motions of the arm
  • Participating in certain sporting activities
  • A history of spine injuries, liver disease, heart disease, or gallbladder disease
  • Getting older: the likelihood increases after age 60 because soft tissues such as cartilage and tendons degenerate over time
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Treatment For Shoulder Pain

When you’re looking to heal chronic shoulder pain or find rotator cuff pain treatment, Acousana therapy is a highly effective, non-invasive approach to treating mild to severe shoulder pain with success rates over 86%.

Acousana utilizes patented SoftWave® technology to stimulate your body’s natural healing response by increasing blood flow by up to 300%, quickly reducing inflammation and therefore, getting rid of the pain associated with the condition.

Acousana therapy uses patented electrohydraulic SoftWaves® that are delivered through the skin using ultrasound gel. The SoftWaves trigger a natural biological response which initiates a healing process by increasing blood flow and improving circulation.

The SoftWaves “fool” the body into thinking that “damage” has occurred, when in reality, no damage has taken place. This response initiates your body’s natural self-repair process by reducing inflammation and thereby eliminating pain.

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Across-the-chest stretch

Exercises like this promote flexibility and range of motion in your shoulder joint and surrounding muscles. If you experience any shoulder pain during this exercise, you should lower your arm.

  1. Bring your right arm across your chest.
  2. Place it in the crease of your left elbow or use your left hand to support your arm.
  3. Hold this position for up to 1 minute.
  4. Repeat on the opposite side.
  5. Do each side 3–5 times.

To deepen the stretch, lift your arm to shoulder height.

Neck release

This exercise is a gentle way to loosen tension in your neck and shoulders.

  1. Lower your chin toward your chest. You’ll feel a stretch along the back of your neck.
  2. Gently tilt your head to the left to stretch your right shoulder.
  3. Hold this position for up to 1 minute.
  4. Repeat on the opposite side.
  5. Do each side 3–5 times.
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Case Study - Shoulder Pain

Shawn was to the point where other doctors were telling him that the only way to repair his shoulder was to get surgery done. He knew his body had the ability to heal naturally so he came to One Wellness.

Shawn started out very skeptical but was willing to do what ever it took to regain the mobility in his shoulder from a previous accident. He could only lift his arm to shoulder level at which point he needed the support of his other arm to move it. He had lost substantial strength and experienced constant pain.

Shawn has regained not only the mobility but also the strength back in his arm and shoulder. He’s no longer experiences the pain he was suffering from for so long. He states that he can feel the healing like a “tight rubber band.”

In healing Shawn’s shoulder, it’s improved nearly every aspect of his life from his relationship with his wife, his ability to return to his day-to-day activities and also has improved his sleep!

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casestudy

Case Study – Shoulder Pain

Shawn was to the point where other doctors were telling him that the only way to repair his shoulder was to get surgery done. He knew his body had the ability to heal naturally so he came to One Wellness.

Shawn started out very skeptical but was willing to do what ever it took to regain the mobility in his shoulder from a previous accident. He could only lift his arm to shoulder level at which point he needed the support of his other arm to move it. He had lost substantial strength and experienced constant pain.

Shawn has regained not only the mobility but also the strength back in his arm and shoulder. He’s no longer experiences the pain he was suffering from for so long. He states that he can feel the healing like a “tight rubber band.”

In healing Shawn’s shoulder, it’s improved nearly every aspect of his life from his relationship with his wife, his ability to return to his day-to-day activities and also has improved his sleep!

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