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Shoulder Pain

The team at Biotune Chiropractic provides natural care that may help a broad range of conditions. Our chiropractors are dedicated to staying up to date on the latest in the field to offer quality solutions. With a full-body approach to care, we can assist you with a variety of concerns, from head to toe.

One condition that many of our patients have sought our help with is shoulder bursitis. This painful problem can result in discomfort, weakness or stiffness in the shoulder. It is often caused by overuse, such as in people who play tennis often or are involved in a manual labor job.

What Is Shoulder Bursitis?

Man with shoulder painThe bursa of your shoulder is a fluid-filled sac. It functions to reduce friction in the small spaces in your shoulder. There are several in each shoulder, with each providing a vital function. When the bursa becomes inflamed, it causes a condition called bursitis. The most commonly inflamed bursa is called the sub-acromial bursa.

The Signs and Symptoms of Shoulder Bursitis

If you think that you may be affected by shoulder bursitis, there are a few key facts to keep in mind when determining your diagnosis:

  • The pain is along the front and side of the shoulder
  • The onset can be sudden or gradual
  • It may be the result of a trauma
  • Nighttime pain is common
  • Weakness and stiffness are often reported

In some cases, there can be localised redness or swelling. This is an indication that there is an infected subacromial bursa. People with this infection commonly present with additional shoulder issues, including arthritis, rotator cuff tears or tendinitis or cervical radiculopathy, which is a pinched nerve in the neck.

What to Avoid

If you’re suffering from shoulder bursitis, it’s important to know what may make it worse. It’s essential that you avoid overusing the affected shoulder. Refrain from repetitive tasks such as playing tennis and manual labor, including carpentry. These will make your pain levels increase and your condition worsens.

How We May Help You

Each new patient receives a comprehensive physical examination, including taking your history. Our chiropractors can then give you a diagnosis and tell you whether we believe we can assist you. If so, we’ll give you an adjustment on the problem area and any other joints that are compensating for your injury. Our adjustments address joint fixations. When the joints around the injured bursa are moving properly, it may have a better chance of healing. Our soft tissue therapy will reduce your muscle spasms. By correcting your body’s biomechanics, you can prevent further injury and experience reduce symptoms.

You’ll receive personalised recommendations to help speed your healing, such as correct workstation setup and sleeping advice.
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Keeping Your Convenience in Mind

We want it to be easy for you to stop by for an appointment. We offer early and late opening hours that fit in with your busy schedule. Though you’re always given plenty of time to address all your concerns, we also keep efficiency in mind at every one of your visits. Contact us today to book your evaluation for shoulder bursitis!

Shoulder Pain Joondalup WA | (08) 9301 2229