The shoulder joint is a complex ball-and-socket structure that allows movement in a variety of directions. Because of its ability to accomplish so many movements, the shoulder often receives injuries because of overuse or because of normal wear and tear over time. NuView Health Medical offers a variety of treatments to repair shoulder strains and injuries, so you can get back to the activities you love.
The rotator cuff is composed of bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments that function together for smooth movement. Any part of this structure can sustain an injury that prevents normal mobility and may cause intermittent or chronic pain. Proper alignment of the bones and spine can help to improve function of the rotator cuff. Physical therapy helps to improve the strength of supporting muscles and tendons. When necessary, acupuncture can be used to relieve pain and aid function.
Frozen shoulder occurs when there is pain and limited motion in the shoulder joint. Combination treatment of chiropractic adjustment, physical therapy, massage and acupuncture can help to improve range of motion and reduce discomfort from this problem.
Bursa are small sacs of fluid that help cushion bones in the shoulder and in other parts of the body. These sacs can become inflamed, causing intense pain and preventing normal movement. Adjustments, strengthening exercises and physical therapy can reduce inflammation and improve movement of the shoulder.
As in other parts of the body, the tendons in the shoulder can become strained and inflamed, causing weakness, pain, and loss of range of motion. Careful manipulation of the bones and massage of soft tissues helps to improve healing and reduce inflammation.
Impingement occurs when the tendons in the shoulder to move smoothly, causing a loss of range of motion, pain, and weakness in the joint. This problem can lead to frozen shoulder and a significant loss of mobility in the shoulder. The doctor can use chiropractic adjustment and physical therapy can resolve this problem, allowing normal movement in the joint.
Instability in the shoulder joint can occur when the muscles, tendons, and ligaments become inflamed or damaged and are no longer able to support the bones within the joint structure. This problem can lead to dislocation of the shoulder joint. Physical therapy, strengthening exercises and range-of-motion exercises reduces instability within the joint.
Individuals can also develop arthritis in the shoulder joint from the normal wear and tear of everyday activities. Maintaining good alignment in the structures and strengthening the supporting muscles can help to relieve pain and improve function.
The shoulder joint can also sustain fractures from auto accidents or from athletic activities. These fractures can often heal slowly and require a significant amount of therapy for some time after the initial event. Chiropractic adjustment, massage, and acupuncture can aid faster healing in the joint.
Dr. Alan Belsky employs his comprehensive knowledge and years of experience to provide the highest quality chiropractic care for his patients in Manhattan. Located conveniently near Rockefeller Center in New York City, Dr. Belsky offers a variety of treatment modalities for treating many types of conditions, including back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, sports injuries and other problems. Contact NuView Health Medical today at (212) 588-0707 for an appointment to learn how our interdisciplinary methods can relieve your shoulder pain to restore easier, more comfortable movement.
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