Rotator Cuff Tear
At our St. George chiropractic clinic, we provide a comprehensive shoulder evaluation to accurately pinpoint the root cause of your discomfort. Once we identify the source of your pain, our skilled chiropractors collaborate with you to address the tight muscles in the shoulder girdle. This approach effectively alleviates tension on the shoulder joint, leading to a reduction in pain and improved overall comfort.
About Rotator Cuff Tear
Discover how our expert St. George chiropractors can help you overcome shoulder problems related to the crucial “rotator cuff” muscles. These four small but vital muscles play a significant role in stabilizing your shoulder joint while larger muscles facilitate movement.
Shoulder strains and injuries to the rotator cuff muscles account for a staggering 4.5 million doctor visits annually, making them one of the most common causes of shoulder pain. Depending on the extent of damage, injuries can range from partial tears to complete ruptures.
Don’t let persistent shoulder discomfort hold you back. Whether you’re experiencing a partial tear, full thickness tear, or even a rupture, our skilled team is here to guide you towards recovery.
Our approach is not just about treatment but also prevention. We understand that over 90% of rotator cuff injuries stem from repetitive strains over time. Our comprehensive evaluations also identify potential risk factors like shoulder impingement, often caused by scapular dyskinesis and upper crossed syndrome.
Athletes involved in overhead activities, such as baseball, volleyball, tennis, weight lifting, and swimming, face a higher risk of rotator cuff issues. But anyone can be susceptible, especially those who smoke, struggle with obesity, have high cholesterol, or have received prior cortisone injections to the shoulder.
Take charge of your shoulder health today! Reach out to us for a thorough evaluation and personalized guidance to keep your shoulders strong and pain-free. Don’t let shoulder problems limit your lifestyle any longer—contact us now to schedule an appointment and rediscover the freedom of pain-free movement.
Symptoms of Rotator Cuff Tear
- “Tearing” or “snapping” sensation during the injury
- Severe pain and weakness immediately after the trauma
Repetitive Irritation from Impingement:
- Gradual onset of symptoms
- Initially may not feel any symptoms
- Pain and weakness develop as tearing progresses
Common Pain Locations:
- Localized pain in the front and outside of the shoulder
- Possible radiation of pain down the arm
- Overhead activities worsen symptoms
- Pain tends to be worse at night, especially when lying on the affected shoulder
Your Visit With us
Experience comprehensive care for your shoulder pain at Crux Sport & Spine, where our St. George chiropractors provide tailored solutions for a pain-free life. Our approach begins with a thorough evaluation, pinpointing the root cause of your discomfort. Once identified, we focus on loosening tight muscles in the shoulder girdle, reducing tension on the shoulder joint and alleviating pain.
Addressing both the source and the solution, we then strengthen the weakened muscles in the shoulder girdle to promote correct shoulder movement. Our process revolves around a comprehensive movement-based assessment during each visit, ensuring we understand all critical contributors to your pain.
Our specialized techniques combine muscle release with chiropractic adjustments, relaxing tight muscles and enhancing your body’s natural movement. As part of our commitment to your well-being, we guide you to our rehab area, where you’ll learn beneficial stretches and exercises to continue the progress at home, tailored to your specific needs and goals.
Don’t let shoulder pain hold you back any longer—discover lasting relief and improved mobility with our expert care. Schedule your visit to Crux Sport & Spine today!