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Shoulder Protocol

In our office we specialize not only with the spine but also with extremities including the shoulder joint. The shoulder is one of the most commonly injured joints. We treat a wide variety of shoulder injuries that include; rotator cuff tears, bicipital tendonitis, bursitis, shoulder inflammation, impingement syndrome, arthritis, strain/sprain, and frozen shoulder just to name a few.

There is no other joint in the body like the shoulder. This joint is the most mobile in the entire body there by increasing the likelihood of injury. The joint is stabilized by the rotator cuff muscles which include; the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, and subscapularis. Each of these has its very own function in the shoulder. The Supraspinatus is responsible for abduction of the arm, the infraspinatus is responsible for external rotation, the teres minor is responsible for external rotation and the subscapularis is responsible for internal rotation. It is very important to receive care for a shoulder injury if there is restriction with any particular movement because it is very easy to damage another area.

Common symptoms of a shoulder injury are; the inability to flex your arm, the inability to internally rotate your arm, the inability to externally rotate your arm, the inability to reach overhead with your arm, tingling down your arm into your hands, neck pain, pain while sleeping amongst many other symptoms. If you have any of the symptoms above, contact us about your shoulder pain.

When you visit our office for a shoulder injury we can appropriately diagnose your condition and draw up a very effective rehab protocol to improve your quality of life.