Shoulder Pain Specialist

Shelley Davis, DC -  - Chiropractor

Complete Wellness

Shelley Davis, DC

Chiropractor located in Calhoun, GA

Shoulder pain can significantly hinder your quality of life by making it difficult to complete routine tasks. If you experience long-lasting or severe shoulder pain, the experienced team at Complete Wellness in Calhoun, Georgia, offers holistic solutions. Schedule an appointment by phone or online with Complete Wellness today to learn more about your options.

Shoulder Pain Q & A

What is shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain involves discomfort at or near your shoulder joint, or the area where your upper arm attaches to your torso. The joint is made up of muscles, bone, ligaments, and tendons. 

Shoulder pain is often associated with an injury, disease, or normal wear and tear associated with aging.

What are the symptoms of shoulder pain?

Common symptoms associated with shoulder pain include:

  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Discomfort when you move your arm
  • Inability to move your arm above your head

Numerous injuries or health conditions can cause shoulder pain, including arthritis, bursitis, fractures, tendinitis, torn cartilage, sprains, tendon ruptures, frozen shoulder, and more. 

Shoulder injuries might occur if you lift something heavy, play sports, or are in an automobile accident.

How is shoulder pain diagnosed?

To diagnose the cause of shoulder pain, the Complete Wellness team reviews your symptoms and medical or accident history. They examine your shoulder and may use blood tests or imaging tests like X-rays and MRIs to determine the type of disease or injury you have.

What is the treatment for shoulder pain?

Your personalized shoulder pain treatment plan depends on the type and severity of your injury. Your Complete Wellness provider might recommend one or more of the following:

Ice and heat therapy

Applying ice or heat to your injury helps relieve shoulder pain, reduce inflammation, and enhance your body’s natural ability to heal itself. Try alternating heat with ice packs.

Physical therapy

Your Complete Wellness specialist uses stretches and resistance exercises to strengthen your shoulder joint and surrounding muscles, increase flexibility, reduce pain, and help prevent future injuries.

Massage

Massage helps break up tight muscles or scar tissue, relieve tension and pinched nerves, and enhance healing of shoulder injuries.

Dietary supplements

Your Complete Wellness provider might recommend taking certain dietary supplements to strengthen your joints and reduce discomfort associated with a shoulder injury.

Infrared saunas

Infrared saunas can help warm and heal your joints without the feeling of being overheated. This holistic method is an alternative to pain medicines or invasive surgery. 

Don’t let shoulder pain prevent you from enjoying life to its fullest. For natural pain relief, schedule an appointment with Complete Wellness by phone or online today.