Shoulder pain can be caused by a wide variety of things, including a subluxation, or vertebral misalignment, or injury.
Most often, shoulder pain can be traced to tenderness or soreness of the rotator-cuff tendon. The rotator cuff is the part of the shoulder that allows you to move your arms in a circular motion.
In other cases, the bursa, or fluid sack, in your upper shoulder can become inflamed after a period of heavy lifting or other kind of physical activity involving repeated raising and lowering of the arms.
We often find in our office that shoulder pain is directly related to the rotator cuff. Adhesions and fibrosis can develop in the shoulder muscles and limit range of motion.
When you try to force the range of motion like reaching above your head for example, you create impingement of the rotator cuff and thus inflammation.
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