Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is a common ailment, especially for those who are active and regularly perform repetitive motions. If you're dealing with shoulder pain, it can be important to understand what may be the cause of your symptoms so that you can get relief quickly.


There are many possible causes of shoulder pain, including injuries, overuse, arthritis or a pinched nerve in the neck or upper back. There are a couple main categories of causes of shoulder pain. This may include tendinitis/bursitis, rotator cuff injury/tear, and impingement syndrome. We at Maple Grove Family Chiropractic in Maple Grove, MN, are here to help.


The first category is tendinitis/bursitis. This is a condition where the tendons or bursa in your shoulder are irritated due to inflammation. Bursitis can be painful and may prevent you from doing the activities you love so it can be important that you seek treatment for this condition as soon as possible if you're experiencing symptoms like dull pain and stiffness.

Rotator Cuff Injury/Tear

The second category is rotator cuff injury/tear. This type of injury typically occurs from overuse, but can also happen if there is a traumatic event like an awkward fall or direct blow to the shoulder. Symptoms include pain, weakness, and decreased range of motion.

Impingement Syndrome

The final category is impingement syndrome, which is when the rotator cuff tendons become hurt in the shoulder joint, potentially due to overuse. Swimmer might find that they have this problem.

Chiropractic Adjustments

Chiropractic adjustments can be a great way to address shoulder pain. By addressing the underlying cause of the pain, chiropractic adjustments aim to help reduce pain, improve mobility, and ultimately restore balance in the musculoskeletal system.

When it comes to shoulder pain, chiropractic care can help address a number of different potential causes. For example, chiropractic treatments can help with tendinitis/bursitis by reducing inflammation and improving flexibility. In addition, chiropractic care can address rotator injuries and tears by working to improve mobility in the shoulder joint and reduce pain and discomfort. Finally, chiropractic care can also potentially help alleviate impingement syndrome by helping to increase mobility and reduce compression in the shoulder joint.

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If you're dealing with shoulder pain, it can be important to seek treatment as this condition might get worse if left untreated. A chiropractor on our team can help relieve any inflammation that may be causing your symptoms while also providing chiropractic treatments to speed up your recovery time. Make sure to talk to us at Maple Grove Family Chiropractic in Maple Grove, MN, about what options may be best for you based on your specific situation. Call us at (763) 777-5461 for more information.


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