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This page will inform you on different types of shoulder pain, symptoms associated with the injury and how to treat your diagnosis.


If you're currently experiencing shoulder pain, the discomfort could be due to a myriad of factors, such as an impingement or rotator cuff tear. Regardless, it is notpractical to face this type (or any type) of pain or discomfort on a regular basis. You deserve to find recovery and relief.

You only get one body, meaning you should take care of it, enjoy it and get the most you possible can from it. How can you enjoy life if you're in constant agony? You can't. Therefore, it's important to understand your shoulder condition, and learn how to treat it.

How Shoulder Pain Occurs

When shoulder pain or discomfort forms, it can arise from the actual shoulder joint, or from a muscle, ligament, joint or tendon in the surrounding area. When activities (i.e. sports) continue that utilize the shoulder joints, the pain and overall injury can worsen.

Shoulder pain and conditions often stem from arthritis, torn cartilages, torn rotator cuffs, breaking a bone or a pinched nerve. Further, shoulder pain generally affects your range of motion, and how you're able to move or adjust your arm.


If you've ever experienced shoulder pain, then you know that the level of discomfort can range in severity, from mild to extreme. Common types of shoulder pain often include the following:

  • Shoulder Impingements
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Labrum Tears
  • Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)
  • Arthritis
  • Regular Weakness


The type of shoulder pain you experience will often dictate the symptoms of your injury. The more severe the injury, the more pain and discomfort the symptoms can cause.


The level of pain and discomfort caused from a shoulder injury can vary from slight aggravation to constant suffering. For example, a shoulder condition can produce any of the following ailments:

  • Dull, Achy, Sharp or Severe Pain
  • Sudden or Gradual Discomfort
  • Exposed Bone or Tendon
  • Deformity
  • Swelling
  • Inability to Move Ar


While it's never a bad idea to seek medical attention for shoulder injury symptoms, there are certain conditions (i.e. an exposed bone or tendon) that should be addressed immediately. The longer an injury is ignored, the harder it can be for recovery and relief to take place.


Though you may not require a doctor or medial professional to determine an injured shoulder, there are blood tests available that can rule out certain conditions of shoulder pain, such as polymyalgia rheumatica, which causes the tissues of the joints to become inflamed.

However, a doctor can better assess your condition, and offer specific treatment options to help you heal, as well as increase your movement and mobility.


There are a variety of options to help treat, or at least lessen the pain of your shoulder injury or condition, including:

  • Rest
  • Heat Pack
  • Ice Pack
  • Anti-inflammatory Medication
  • Physical Therapy
  • Visiting the Chiropracto

In the most worst cases, surgery may be required to repair any rips or tears.

Learn to Heal

At Your Healthy Spine, we want to help you learn how to heal your body, so you can enjoy life – every single day. Our movement and mobility team of chiropractors has the skills and experience to give you the comfort you deserve.

For more information, contact us today or book an appointment online. Are you ready to heal?