Visit Your Chiropractor for Rotator Cuff Pain and Injury Relief Treatment
Shoulder joints are wonderfully mobile; they swing, twist, scoop, lift and lower our arms. But for this mobility, we sacrifice some stability, which often leads to rotator cuff injury and pain. The rotator cuff is made up of the tendons that attach the four main shoulder muscles to the three bones of the shoulder joint. These tendons have areas of poor circulation that make them vulnerable to tears from overuse and injury. San Diego and Mission Valley chiropractor Dr. Herfindahl provides successful shoulder injury relief treatment and also helps with rehabilitation from shoulder surgeries as well.
Chiropractic Care Can Help Rotator Cuff Injuries
Chiropractic care is an excellent choice for many shoulder pain situations. The type of treatment you may need for a rotator cuff injury, however depends on how severe the tearing is and whether there are any other connected conditions. Our chiropractor will consider the following during diagnosis:
- What condition are the tendons in? Partial tears and muscle strains respond well to a combination of cold laser therapy, chiropractic care and rehabilitative exercises.
- If there is a full tendon tear, it may require tendon recession surgery to repair. Cold laser therapy can then accelerate the post-surgical healing process and reduce the level of painful scar tissue left behind.
- Is the rotator cuff pain accompanied by tennis elbow (tendon pain on the outside of the elbow) or golfer’s elbow (tendon pain on the inside of the elbow)? Again, a combination of chiropractic care and cold laser therapy can help restore and regenerate aggravated tendons at the cellular level.
- Is the rotator cuff pain accompanied by bursitis? If the bursa (a fluid filled sac that helps the tendons and muscles move smoothly between the rotator cuff and the bones) is inflamed, cold laser therapy, massage therapy, chiropractic care and rehabilitative exercises can provide relief.
So depending on the combination of symptoms and problems, our chiropractor will recommend a treatment regimen tailored specifically to address your individual case of shoulder and/or elbow pain so that you can regain comfortable strength and range of motion.
Natural Treatment and Relief for Shoulder and Elbow Pain
If you are struggling to cope with rotator cuff pain in the San Diego or Mission Valley area, there is hope for lasting relief. Schedule an appointment with chiropractor Dr. Herfindahl today by calling (619) 295-3885.