Have you noticed changes in your shoulder? Maybe you are waking up in the morning with pain or you have experienced restricted movement with your arm. These could be signs that you have a shoulder condition. At our chiropractic clinic we have a solution for most shoulder injuries.
Here are five symptoms that may indicate an underlying shoulder condition and require a visit to our office:
- Abnormal Movement
Have you had difficulty raising your arm overhead? Stiffness and weakness are two signs that you may have a shoulder condition. Stiffness may be an indicator that the shoulder has a joint misalignment. This will lead to weakness as you continue to move your arm through various ranges of motion during your daily activities.
- Numbness or Tingling
Does your arm or hand go numb at night? When you wake up in the morning, do you have a pins and needles feeling? A chronic shoulder condition can cause nerve pressure and possibly even compromised blood flow to the arm. Numbness and tingling symptoms may be alleviated when you get your shoulder adjusted.
- Pain and Tenderness
Do you have pain and tenderness in your shoulder? The location of pain could be an indicator of the type of injury your shoulder sustained. Pain is often the last symptom to appear with a chronic shoulder injury.
- Shoulder Asymmetry
Have you ever looked in the mirror and noticed that your shoulder or collarbone droops downward, forward or possibly even into an elevated position? Are your shoulders asymmetrical in appearance? Asymmetrical shoulders can be a sign of a misalignment problem even in the absence of pain or symptoms.
- Grinding or Popping Noises
Do you hear noises in your shoulder when moving it through various ranges of motion? A grinding or popping shoulder can be a signal that there is a misalignment or other shoulder problem. It’s never a good idea to ignore these shoulder noises as most problems won’t get better on their own.
If you have experienced any of the above signs or symptoms then you should call our office for a shoulder evaluation. Specific chiropractic adjustments to the shoulder joint can greatly affect and improve shoulder function.