E.WagnerHolisticHealth: October 2014

E.WagnerHolisticHealth: October 2014

is the body’s most complex and vulnerable joint. Chiropractic mobilization and massage of local

tendons and muscles, as well as adjustment of the various bony structures comprising

the shoulder joint can help prevent problems such as frozen shoulder, biceps

specific stretching exercises can help maintain or increase range of motion,

while specific strengthening exercises can increase shoulder stability and

decrease the probability of injuries such as rotator cuff tear, shoulder

Also helpful for maintaining shoulder health is the regular practice of

disciplines such as yoga, tai qi, and

diet and lifestyle will help prevent shoulder pain and injury as well as

improve general health and comfort. Blog

#16: Cooling Chronic Inflammation supplies information about foods that will

tend to increase or decrease the body’s level of inflammation. You can find this blog by going to www.ewagnerholistichealth.com and scrolling down until you reach

#16. You may also need to click on the

tab that directs you to previous blogs.

that is often overlooked or misdiagnosed is frozen shoulder. This condition usually can be differentiated

from a rotator cuff injury with a simple exam.

In both cases, the extent to which the injured person can actively move

the shoulder is limited. However, the

examiner can passively move the shoulder much further when the patient has a

rotator cuff injury. When a patient has

a frozen shoulder, both active and passive ranges of motion are equally

limited. Frozen shoulder almost always responds well to

chiropractic, physical therapy, and other similar therapies. Most cases resolve within

one to three years. Resolution is

defined as a return of at least 80% of the previous range of motion, without

exercises as well as more conventional stretching, and eventually,

strengthening exercises will usually significantly shorten recovery time. X-rays can rule out fractures or other

injuries or pathologies. MRI is often an

appropriate diagnostic tool once an exam has ruled out frozen shoulder. If a rotator cuff tear is severe, surgery may

be the best option. Rehabilitative stretching and strengthening

exercises administered by a physical therapist or chiropractor will also be necessary for optimal recovery. Mild rotator cuff tears are best addressed

with exercises that increase shoulder strength and stability. A chiropractor or physical therapist can help

offer: if you are having shoulder pain

and limited range of motion, contact me for a complementary shoulder

examination. I will let you know if I

can help. I may refer you to an orthopedist if necessary.

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