Chiropractor Anderson, CA

At Redding Sports Therapy, we frequently see folks looking for a Chiropractor in Anderson, CA with the problem of frozen shoulder.

The problem often begins with an injury to the rotator cuff. The patient stops moving it because of the pain. They either didn’t get the treatment needed or did not do the physical therapy exercises recommended to them. They come to the chiropractor because their shoulder joint is frozen and cannot do its full range of motion.

Luckily, there are a few things you can do to help yourself with frozen shoulder.

The first thing you should do if you have an injury to your rotator cuff is to see a chiropractor or a physical therapist. Doing physical therapy can make your body flare-up for a short time. If therapy exercises cause you to experience a flare-up, that simply means the therapist identified the injured or weakened muscles properly. If you experience a flare-up, let your physical therapist or doctor know. They must understand your pain before they can adjust your exercises. They also need to know what is going on so they can help you work through your discomfort.

Secondly, at Redding Sports Therapy, we do intense muscle work to help break up the adhesions located in between the muscles. This process can hurt, but it will eventually loosen up the muscles and joints after several sessions. In order to gain the benefits from this method, you will need to deal with the pain and understand you may have bruising after the process. The pain will be worth it in the end when you gain full movement again. Many times, we will also do shoulder adjustments to help with frozen shoulder.

Third, you should understand that most shoulder problems involve the spine. There is almost always upper back or neck involvement when a patient has shoulder problems. Though treating the shoulder will bring benefits to the patient, to fully resolve the issue, they will need to have their spine properly restored. When a patient has a frozen shoulder or rotator cuff injury, they tend to use their back and neck when trying to reach things. They typically will not notice this on their own, but when I ask them to lift their arm during the consultation without moving their neck, it becomes obvious. By adjusting the spine, it will restore the shoulder long-term.

If you have recently began dealing with frozen shoulder or a rotator cuff injury, never apply heat. Though it may be hard to deal with an ice pack on the injury, it’s the cold that takes out the inflammation. Heat will merely create more inflammation in the injury, making the pain in your shoulder worse.

As with any injury of the sort, we at Redding Sports Therapy are here to help you. Give our office a call and we’ll set up an appointment to help you deal with your frozen shoulder or rotator cuff injury.