The shoulders are an important part of our musculoskeletal structure, and have a greater range of motion than any other joint in the entire body, due to the four tendons that stabilise the upper arm bone inside the shoulder socket. This same structure that allows for the large range of motion, however, also tends to make us susceptible to shoulder pain.
- Stress, which causes increased tension in the shoulders, neck and facial muscles
- Poor posture while sitting or standing
- Sitting at a desk with your shoulders rounded and head forward
- Looking at a computer screen for long periods of time
- Sleeping poorly
Pain in one or both shoulders could also be caused by referred pain from elsewhere in the body, or spinal damage felt through connecting nerves.
Sore shoulders are an extremely common complaint amongst many people, and the problem can have many underlying causes. It is important to speak to a medical professional about the symptoms you are experiencing, even if they only seem minor. Shoulder pain left untreated can cause more serious chronic problems later on down the track, and could start to affect your activities in everyday life.
Once an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your symptoms has been made, an appropriate course of action and treatment can be prescribed for treating the underlying issue.
If you’re not sure of the real cause of your shoulder tension or shoulder pain, or if you do not know the specific treatment recommendations for your condition, get in touch with us at Live Well Chiropractic. Our medical team can provide treatments and adjustments, as well as give you expert advice on how to help prevent further shoulder pain in the future.
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