The shoulder joint is a shallow ball and socket joint therefore it relies on stability from its surrounding soft tissues. The shoulder provides a wide range of motion, however, these characteristics make it prone to injury. There are four joints which have to function properly for good shoulder mobility.
Shoulder pain can be caused by sport or other injuries when the joint, muscles or ligaments become inflamed from undertaking repetitive motions, a fall, or yanking the arm as well as poor posture.
A condition commonly referred to as "frozen shoulder" also known as adhesive capsulitis occurs when chronic inflammation of the shoulder joint leads to the accumulation of scar tissue within and around the joint. If untreated the shoulder can become severely limited in motion. Our team, especially in Cardiff see many people presenting with this condition.
Our chiropractic team believe that restoring the shoulder to proper function requires a combined approach that addresses both the joint mechanics and the muscles that support joint function. Joint mechanics are best corrected with chiropractic adjustments, mobilisation and soft tissue muscle therapy is effective at reducing the scar tissue within the muscles and the surrounding joint capsule.