Arthritis In The Shoulder:  How Chiropractic And Supplementation Can Help …

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The shoulder joint will most commonly express one of four conditions plus one that is more rare, but dangerous – Avascular Necrosis - which is described at the bottom portion of this page:

  • Osteo-Arthritis…
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis…
  • Unresolved Rotator Cuff Tear Issues…
  • Post Traumatic Arthritic Conditions…


Chiropractic Stimulates Natural

Healing Within The Joint…

The inflammatory process has been given a bad reputation and this is where chiropractic comes in – it will help your body to use the natural inflammatory process…

Everyone wants to put an end to it because the word on the street is that it is the inflammation that is causing you pain…

In actual fact, it is the swelling (one part of the inflammatory process) that is responsible for pain…

And that is where chiropractic can be helpful in establishing an increased range of motion through cavitation and aligning of the joint…

Activator Methods Adjusting Offers Painless Adjusting!

Adjusting also can alleviate symptoms:

  • Muscle spasms…

  • Adhesions that may have formed…
  • Relieve pressure on tendons through proper alignment…
  • And chiropractic will also prevent a frozen shoulder…


Wanna Go To Rehab,
You Say Yes, Yes, Yes…!

Say yes to rehab to get that should right and prevent furhter damage! It is not necessary for your therapist to look like Amy Winehouse...

After the acute stage (24-48 hours after injury) it is appropriate to introduce movement back into the joint…

 In the case of a shoulder joint, having the wide range of motion that it does, it is a good idea to allow your chiropractor to show you how to add support like tape and how to safely re-institute movement …

Arthritis in the shoulder will require a degree of rehabilitation depending on:

How you use your shoulder (are you an athlete or do you do a labor intensive job that involves use of your shoulder joints…

The degree of damage that has been done to the joint…

Added stability,strength and circulation with sports tape.

Rehabilitating the joint with the application of ice, compression (tape) and appropriate movement will use inflammation to sweep debris out of the area to promote healing and regeneration…

It is very important that these steps are implemented…

Otherwise you could end up with a frozen shoulder…

You also may want to try a few natural ways to increase your range of movement and comfort…

A bag of crushed ice offers consistent cold over 10 minutes - best treatment for adults

In pursuing natural ways of healing, please be aware that when it comes to arthritis in the shoulder there are no quick answers…

Above all, we all need to give our shoulders time to heal…

It takes a while for a shoulder joint due to a lower blood supply to the area than other areas in the body…

With some conditions, joint tissue gets destroyed causing constant inflammation…

There are a few things that I am aware of (due to people asking) that have had positive results in the reduction of discomfort…

Natural Pain
Relief...

Over the counter as well as prescribed pain relief medications are fast acting and potent, but what happens if you need to take them to manage your pain over a period of years, or for the rest of your life...?

You may wish to do some research and look into some natural pain relief remedies that will not have the toxic effects on your internal organs that most pain medications do after a lengthy period of time...

I have provided some basic information regarding supplementation that provides natural pain relief to help get you started - just click on the link below...

Natural Pain Relief


A Fifth Type Of Arthritis In The
Shoulder: Avascular Necrosis…

Radiographs of shoulder through the stages of Avascular Necrosis

This is a very painful condition of the shoulder joint where the blood supply is cut off from the humeral head, causing bone cells to die...

If you have arthritis in the shoulder that is getting worse instead of better, you may need to be examined by a professional who can do the appropriate imaging for correct diagnosis because…

Avascular Necrosis will eventually lead to destruction of the shoulder joint and an arthritic condition…

This is a serious condition and needs immediate medical attention to preserve your shoulder joint…

Avascular Necrosis has been typically seen in people who have:

  • Used corticosteroids heavily…
  • Consumed large amounts of alcohol…
  • Had radio and/or chemotherapy…
  • Had severe trauma to a joint…

And it has also shown up in all age groups for no apparent reason…

It is a staged disease that may remain symptomless for months to over a year…

It is reversible in early stages…

MRI and Bone Scans will give the clearest impressions of the stage of the disease and indicate how your medical doctor should proceed…

This condition is not one for chiropractic or experimental supplemental care…

It requires immediate medical testing and treatment…


Summary...

It is important that you get a diagnosis for your shoulder pain as soon as possible…

  • Arthritis in the shoulder can develop in a wide range of people at any time in life…
  • The causes can be obvious or unknown…

Using the rice method at home for a period of two to three weeks should improve your condition, but if it does not…

A Chiropractor or medical doctor will be able to help you with diagnosis and treatment for arthritis in the shoulder…

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Disclaimer – This is information on joint pain. I teach, but I do not diagnose, prescibe or treat people who contact me. You are responsible for your condition using your own best judgement combined with what you have learned. Just a heads up - bodies carry unusual differences from time to time, in saying that, you could be one of those rare and unusual beings; if you are in doubt, please contact a physician in your area, so you can rule it out.

Move Freely and Knowledgeably and Be Well!

Dr. Jo

P.S...    “Greater certainty of your condition alone can be a powerful form of pain relief.”