Shoulder and Arm Pain

Shoulder and Arm Pain

Repetitive activities day in day out can have long lasting effects on the body. Shoulder and arm pain is just one of them.  In most cases the cause of the symptoms may be easily identifiable such as a sports injury, trauma, accident or even lifting a small child.

The good news is that there is an effective way to treat the pain other than taking pain medication. Chiropractic care is a safe, gentle and drug free way of treating shoulder and arm pain. So if you’re experiencing pain then call YVIC today to arrange an appointment. These gentle techniques enable a quicker, more complete healing minimising the likelihood of the same injury re occurring in the future.

Common Causes of Shoulder and Arm Pain

Adhesive Capsulitis or ‘Frozen Shoulder’

Over a period of a time this inflammatory condition gradually worsens.  Your shoulder and arm become very painful and difficult to move and you may even experience loss of mobility because the capsule inside the shoulder joint is inflamed.

Rotator Cuff Tears

If you suspect you have a rotator cuff tear, stand with the affected arm down by your side and see if you can raise it sideways, away from your body. If you experience pain or are unable to move the arm it’s likely you have a rotator cuff injury. This type of injury can vary from a partial tear to a complete tear. A partial tear may only cause pain in the shoulder affected and you may experience some weakness but if it’s a complete tear you may experience limited or no movement of the shoulder. Don’t despair our Chiropractors can effectively treat the problem.


Another inflammatory condition often developing in the neck, shoulders and arms usually as a result of an activity you’re not used to such as working with your arms raised above your head for example painting a ceiling.

Referred Pain from another Location

In some cases you may experience what we call referred pain. Pain in your shoulders and arms may actually be originating from the neck or upper back and causing symptoms such as headaches or dizziness.

Treatment by a Chiropractor

Not everyone likes to take medications such as painkillers or anti-inflammatory drugs which is why more patients visit Chiropractors as an alternative treatment. Our aim is to restore natural balance to your body by gently manipulating and adjusting the joints and soft tissue.

We can assess and treat the cause of the pain in your shoulder and arms quickly so that patients are more mobile and robust after the initial few visits and without the need to take pain medication.

Our chiropractors prepare a health plan which may involve some gentle stretching and strengthening exercises for you to do at home which will, over time, will assist in minimising the risk of the injury re occurring in the future.