Shoulder Pain: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Navigate through the sections below to learn all about getting to the root cause of your shoulder pain!

Shoulder Pain Symptoms

  • Crepitation with movement
  • Loss of shoulder motion
  • Loss of shoulder strength
  • Muscle spasms
  • Shoulder pain
  • Shoulder popping

These symptoms can be signs of the following shoulder conditions caused by soft tissue injury and respond well to comprehensive S.T.A.R. Therapy treatments.

Shoulder Pain Causes

  • Shoulder osteoarthritis
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Shoulder labral tear
  • Supraspinatus tendinosis
  • Labrum degeneration
  • Shoulder bone spurs
  • Snapping scapula syndrome
  • Shoulder bursitis
  • Impingement syndrome

Shoulder Pain Treatment

To fix shoulder pain, the soft tissue structures must be strengthened. The main capsular structure involved in the stability of the shoulder is the glenoid labrum, which holds the humerus bone to the glenoid cavity of the scapula. Other common reasons for shoulder pain involves weakness in the supraspinatus tendon, acromioclavicular ligament laxity, a weakened glenohumeral ligament, and weakness of the structures that attach to the coracoid process. A shoulder is usually unstable because these structures are torn or stretched. Once these structures are stretched or loosened, no amount of exercise will strengthen the shoulder joint enough to permanently hold it in place.

S.T.A.R. Therapy is a more advanced, yet non-surgical, approach that directly stimulates repair of the structures. The treatment is done around the entire shoulder, depending on where the soft tissue damage is located. This stimulates the body to re-initiate the natural healing cascade to areas that otherwise are not healing on their own. Patients are able to continue working and conducting activities of daily living during the treatment series.

Usually, within a few treatments, the tissue has strengthened enough to eliminate pain and provide a stable base for the muscles to resume a high level of activity again, making it ideal for athletes and those who do physical and overhead work.

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