Shoulder pain: What you need to know
Understanding the shoulder
Shoulder pain is one of the most common types of persistent injuries. To understand why that is, we must understand how the shoulder works.
The shoulder is made up of the humerus, the shoulder blade (scapulae), and the clavicle. The three of these bony structures give rise to several muscles which give your shoulder the mobility and stability to function.
Poor posture, muscle imbalances, and poor spinal mobility can be major factors in recurrence of an injury. In fact, these are the major causes which we find to complicate the recovery of shoulder pain.
How we evaluate shoulder pain
How we treat shoulder pain.
Here’s a quick video of some common ways we treat shoulder pain in our office.
Other causes of shoulder pain:
What NOT to do about your shoulder pain
Corticosteriod shots for your shoulder pain
We frequently encounter people who have received a corticosteroid injection that temporarily relieved their pain, only for it to come back. There is a growing body of evidence to suggest that corticosteroid injections cause more harm than good. When it comes to the shoulders, knees, hips, and spine, corticosteroids are directly linked to cartilage damage and bone weakening. Again, the question of why did your problem happen in the first place? will not be solved using corticosteroid injections.