Shoulder Pain FAQs

Too many people are suffering from intense shoulder pain. Our team at Reimer Wellness Center in Los Altos provides quality holistic care in treating shoulder pain. We have put together some of the questions that we run into from our patients regarding shoulder pain. If you are suffering from shoulder pain or would like to know more about our services, please contact our office.


What are the Common Causes of Shoulder Pain?

The most common causes of shoulder pain are repetitive movement and overuse of the joint. Continual usage will wear down the cartilage which often leads to bone-on-bone rubbing. Usually, the condition leads to bursitis, tendonitis, and inflammation within the shoulder. If left untreated, it could lead to a tear in the labrum. Also, shoulder pain could be a direct result of a partial or complete misalignment of the humeral head inside the socket of the shoulder.

What are the Symptoms Associated With Shoulder Pain?

One of the initial symptoms of shoulder pain is stiffness in the joint. If the condition becomes more serious, then it will be difficult to move the arm through its normal range of motion. Chronic shoulder pain will make simple daily tasks more difficult to complete. That could include putting on clothes, reaching for objects above shoulder height, and lifting grocery bags onto the counter.

How Can Shoulder Pain be Prevented?

Preventative holistic care is key to preventing shoulder pain from developing. The task could be as simple as walking, standing, or sitting without hunching over. Sufferers of shoulder pain should try to refrain from sleeping on their side as this position can promote shoulder pain. Also, use a proper technique when lifting heavy objects. It is important to build arm strength before participating in any such activities.

How Can Holistic Care Treat Shoulder Pain?

We can relieve your shoulder pain through the use of chiropractic care. In certain cases, we may implement a deep tissue massage therapy that loosens up the shoulder. The goal of holistic care is to relax the shoulder muscles to improve blood circulation to the area. After easing the pain, our chiropractor may instruct the patient to begin an exercise program that helps regain strength and repair the connecting tissues in the shoulder.

Shoulder Pain Treatment in Los Altos, CA

You do not have to suffer from shoulder pain any longer. At Reimer Wellness Center, we can provide the care that you need to reduce your pain and assist in the recovery process. Call us today at (650) 949-3232 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Reimer.


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