Shoulders do take a lot of abuse in our daily lives. We often lift and carry heavy objects. Many of us reach in awkward ways while putting up a Christmas tree. Shoulders take a beating while hanging holiday lights on the roof too. One injury that involves the shoulder is rotator cuff dysfunction.

Whether in the form of tendonitis, weakness, or tears, the muscles that make up the rotator cuff are usually part of the problem. The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint, keeping the head of your upper arm bone firmly within the shallow socket of the shoulder. A rotator cuff injury can cause a dull ache in the shoulder, which often worsens when you try to sleep on the involved side.

Signs and symptoms of rotator cuff injuries include the following:

  • Pain
  • Weakness
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Clicking
  • Catching
  • Stiffness
  • Crepitus

It is unfortunate, but most of the time we see people in our office when they are at a point where the injury is so bad people can no longer participate in their sports, workouts, or regular daily activities. Thankfully, many people recover from rotator cuff dysfunction with our chiropractic care plan and physical therapy exercises designed to improve flexibility and strength of the muscles surrounding the shoulder joint.

If you are experiencing shoulder pain please take it seriously and give our office a call at (317) 776-1061 today. We can help with all types of shoulder injuries, and we can help you before it gets unbearable.

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