Shoulder Pain

Sports Chiropractors & Sports Massage located in Centennial , CO

Shoulder Pain
Shoulder Pain services offered in Centennial , CO

Shoulder pain can be crippling, making activities like shaving and combing your hair challenging. Thankfully, most cases of shoulder pain respond well to conservative and holistic treatments. At Kinetic Sports Medicine and Rehab in Centennial, Colorado, sports chiropractor Taylor Ptacek, DC, MS, and his team specialize in diagnosing and treating shoulder pain. They use safe, effective methods to treat shoulder pain at the source and speed healing. Call Kinetic Sports Medicine and Rehab today to schedule shoulder pain treatment, or book your appointment online.

Why is shoulder pain so common?

Shoulder pain is widespread because the shoulders are two of the most active joints in the body. Your shoulders allow you to throw and reach, give handshakes, and bathe. Unfortunately, this versatility also makes them susceptible to wear and tear and injury.

The Kinetic Sports Medicine and Rehab team has years of experience treating shoulder pain. They can help whether you’re recovering from an injury or suffering from shoulder arthritis.

What are the symptoms of shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain symptoms include:

  • Weakness
  • Aching or throbbing
  • Soreness
  • Sharp, stabbing pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Difficulty sleeping

If you injure your shoulder in a car accident, a fall, or a similar incident, you might hear a crunching or popping sound at the moment of injury.

How is shoulder pain diagnosed?

Your Kinetic Sports Medicine and Rehab provider reviews your medical records and asks about your shoulder pain, including what it feels like, where it happens, and if it’s worse during activities like bathing or brushing your teeth.

Next, your provider completes a chiropractic exam. They check your shoulder for bruising, swelling, and redness and gently press on your shoulder blade and nearby areas to locate sensitive spots. Your provider also tests your shoulder’s range of motion and orders X-rays to see your shoulder joint and the surrounding tissues.

After identifying why your shoulder hurts, your Kinetic Sports Medicine and Rehab provider develop a personalized treatment plan.

How is shoulder pain treated?

The Kinetic Sports Medicine and Rehab team takes a conservative, integrative approach to treating shoulder pain. They could suggest:

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Sports chiropractic
  • Dry needling
  • Sports massage
  • Cupping
  • Instrument-assisted soft-tissue mobilization (IASTM)
  • Biomechanical taping
  • Corrective exercise programming (to prevent further injuries) 
  • Active release therapy
  • Virtual rehabilitation

Most shoulder pain benefits from two or more treatments. Your provider monitors your symptoms (and recovery) at routine checkups and adjusts your care plan as needed.

How long does it take for shoulder pain to improve?

The time it takes for shoulder pain to improve will depend on its cause and how severe your symptoms are. Most patients experience a significant improvement within 2-3 weeks of starting treatment,* but it could take longer. To ensure the best results, be patient, follow your provider’s instructions, and attend each of your checkups.

Call Kinetic Sports Medicine and Rehab today to schedule shoulder pain treatment, or book your appointment online.

*Individual results may vary.

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