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Posted by on May 15, 2014

Pain in the Shoulder

Did you know that shoulders are the most movable joints in your body?
Or that shoulders are unstable because the ball of the upper arm is larger than the shoulder socket that holds it?
The shoulder is one of the most commonly injured body sites among athletes.
For you weekend warriors, golfers, football players and pitchers preparing for Spring, avoid those common pains that come with an active shoulder. Sprains, strains, dislocations, separations, tendinitis, frozen shoulder, fractures, arthritis…the list goes on.
  • Approximately 50% of all Golfers have chronic pain in their shoulders and back
  • 82% of football shoulder injuries occur to the quarterback, during contact with an opposing team player.
  • Approximately 35% of high school pitchers will experience shoulder pain or a shoulder injury in their life.
  • 13% of all sports injuries involve the shoulder


Remember R.I.C.E +
Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation + Chiropractic Care
Believe it or not, the treatment that you undertake within the first 24 hours following an injury can literally cut weeks off of your total recovery time. Use the RICE technique and visit your doctor as soon as you can for your best recovery!
At home, be sure to rest your injury for at least a few days, use ice to reduce pain, wrap your injury to help reduce swelling, and sit upright to keep your shoulder elevated.
Visit your chiropractor! Home treatment is a start, but to reduce pain, speed up the healing process and help to prevent further injury, make sure to see your chiropractor for the appropriate adjustments or treatments.
Back To Life Chiropractic
4045 E. Bell Rd, Suite 107
Phoenix, AZ 85032

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