We move our shoulders in an array of motions every single day. These constant, but inconsistent motions can be draining on the body. Tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and bones are used with each motion and they become vulnerable within these movements, especially if they are sudden like in physical activities and sports. It’s possible that a shoulder injury could also be due to a number of underlying conditions such as bursitis, osteoarthritis, or degenerative arthritis.
The most common symptoms of a shoulder injury can include:
- Loss of range of motion
- Disturbance during sleep and physical activity
If you participate in high-risk sports, or are work in an environment that involves consistent physical labor, then you are at a higher risk of obtaining a shoulder injury due to the stress. Older individuals can also be more vulnerable to this condition and should remain cautious.
For the most part, a mild shoulder injury can be cured relatively easily with proper treatment techniques, but many times individuals will excuse a minor shoulder injury. This mistake can lead to further complications with your shoulder health. If your shoulder injury persists and starts to affect other parts of your body, we advise that you seek medical professional help immediately. There are natural healing therapies that can be utilized in the beginning of a shoulder injury that will ensure no further complications. Here at The Regenerative Medicine Institute of Illinois, we would love to speak with you about our therapies and see if they fit your needs. Call and book an appointment with us today.