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Commonly Asked Questions about Shoulder Pain

Commonly Asked Questions about Shoulder Pain

Many of our patients at Williams Chiropractic & Decompression Center P.C. in Greensboro have questions about shoulder pain. These are some that we hear all the time.

What are the most frequent causes of shoulder pain?

Most of the time, shoulder pain is caused by injuries or overuse, resulting in tears or inflammation in the tendons, instability of the shoulder joint, fractures or breaks to the bones in the shoulder region, as well as arthritis seen mostly in aging patients.

Did I have a dislocated shoulder?

If you have to ask, the answer is no. A dislocated shoulder occurs when the bone of the upper arm pops out of the socket. It's extremely painful and requires immediate medical attention.

What the heck is bursitis?

Bursae are small sacs of liquid that help your joints move fluidly. When a bursa is inflamed due to injury or overuse, many people will experience shoulder, neck, and back pain along with a loss of the range of motion in their shoulder.

Is a stiff shoulder the same as a frozen shoulder?

No, the symptoms of a stiff shoulder can occur quickly as a result of strain or injury. On the other hand, the symptoms of a frozen shoulder, including painful movement and reduced or total loss of mobility, occur over time.

What are signs of a rotator cuff injury?

Rotator cuff tendons keep the arm securely in the shoulder socket. A rotator cuff injury occurs when one of these tendons is torn. Signs of a torn rotator cuff include pain when lying on the affected shoulder, shoulder and back pain when raising or lowering an arm, an audible cracking sound while moving the arm, and weakness.

Are strains and sprains to my shoulder dangerous? 

Yes, strains and sprains can be an indication of a severe condition. See your doctor if you experience persistent pain, or your shoulder looks swollen or bruised.

What are the symptoms of tendinitis?

Tendinitis is the inflammation of a tendon. Signs include dull, aching pain, slight swelling, and tenderness when touched.

Are you experiencing shoulder, neck, or back pain? 

Don't wait to see a doctor until it gets worse. Williams Chiropractic & Decompression Center P.C. in Greensboro can help. Get treated by an experienced and caring chiropractor! Call (336) 299-3037 to schedule an appointment.

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