Shoulder Pain

The shoulder joint, the most mobile joint in the body, hence the most unstable

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Shoulder pain affects a lot of people. Particularly those who play a lot of sports that involve rapid or unusual movements, positions that are atypical in normal joint mechanics and people who handle heavy loads on their shoulder joint. This would include people in throwing sports, bicyclists, weight lifters, gymnasts and a variety of things to vast to list here.

As a result shoulder pain is a very common thing for practitioners such as myself to deal with, and the reason is obvious. The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body, hence the most unstable. Its just that simple and…. pretty easy to understand when put in those terms.

Repeat myself, I think I will:

The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body, hence the most unstable.

In the absence of trauma specifically to the shoulder joint itself, shoulder and arm pain often emanate from the neck.

There is a system of nerves called the Brachial Plexus which supply both sensory and motor functions in the shoulder and arm. (1) These nerves originate in the neck and can be affected by bad posture or muscle spasm. When trauma is involved, displacement of the shoulder, elbow, or wrist can affect the axillary, median, or radial nerves. Dr. Camp has received specific training in diagnostic and treatment techniques that will quickly alleviate these symptoms.

1. “Grays Anatomy”, 35th British Edition, R. Warwick, P. Williams, W.D. Saunders Co., 1975.
There are often VERY minor misalignments that do take place in the shoulder that can cause major pain in the shoulder joint. These are often easy to deal with and can take as little as one visit to address. If we find a misalignment and work with it and it becomes chronic (Does not respond quickly) we have to take your care to the next level. This would involve rehabilitative exercises and may progress to taping or bracing for a period of time.
Feel free to contact me at (415) 922-2225 if you have any questions about your shoulder pain.

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