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Shoulder pain affects thousands of people in the United States. Your shoulder comprises of three bones; the clavicle, humerus, and scapula. Dr. Peter Lok at Lok Acupuncture Clinic in Las Vegas has extensive experience treating shoulder injuries, and he uses various methods to heal shoulder pain effectively.
Here are six leading causes of shoulder pain:
A shoulder dislocates when the upper bone slips out of the scapula's socket. It is prone to dislocation since it is the most flexible joint, and you can fully recover from a dislocation within several weeks. Shoulder dislocation causes numbness, tingling, and weakness in the neck and lower arm, and it increases the shoulder muscles' sensitivity to pain.
A dislocated shoulder manifests several signs including:
Bursae are small fluid sacs that minimize friction in joints, and they cushion soft tissues from bones. Shoulder bursitis is a bursa irritation in the shoulder. Often, if you use your shoulder for long, it swells the bursa between the acromion and the rotator cuff resulting in sub-acromial bursitis. Other tissues in your shoulder may swell hence preventing you from executing your daily activities.
Frozen shoulder is characterized by pain and stiffness in the shoulder joint, and it starts manifesting signs and symptoms gradually. People recovering from a medical procure which prevents them from using their arms are likely to develop frozen shoulder. Its treatment involves corticosteroids, numbing medications, and exercises.
The rotator cuff comprises tendons and muscles surrounding the shoulder joint. They keep the head of the humerus bone inside the scapula's socket. Rotator cuff injuries are common in carpenters, athletes, and painters. Physical therapy is vital to improve the strength and flexibility of your muscles.
Strains are tears in muscles while sprains are tears in ligaments. You can treat mild strains and sprains at home using ice packets, however, an acupuncturist is often necessary to repair torn muscles and ligaments.
Tendons attach bones to muscles. Tendinitis is an inflammation of a particular cord that causes severe pain and soreness around a joint. Acute injuries or degenerative changes may split or tear tendons especially the biceps tendon and rotator cuff.
Acupuncture effectively treats shoulder pain. Customarily, the immune system and nervous system sends signals to the brain. If the pain worsens, nerve pathways develop particular pain patterns. Acupuncture enables energy pathways to promote sufficient energy flow, and it mitigates the pain patterns to relieve chronic joint pain.
Whether you are suffering from tendinitis, shoulder bursae or rotator cuff injuries, Lok Acupuncture Clinic has skilled acupuncturists in Las Vegas to treat you. We offer natural supplements such as green tea, probiotics, and zinc to complement our treatments. Call us at 702-732-0178 to schedule an appointment.