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Rotator Cuff Tear & Shoulder Pain

Rotator Cuff Tear & Shoulder Pain


Rotator cuff tears include tears of one or more of the 4 tendons of the rotator cuff. The most common cause of rotator cuff injuries are age related degeneration, sports injuries/traumas or anatomical abnormality. Symptoms often include pain and weakness of the area with overhead activity. Range of motion is generally limited but there will be no change in sensation or reflexes. Some individuals may not experience any pain.


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How can chiropractic care help?

Chiropractors may aid in the diagnosis and treatment of rotator cuff injuries. These injuries may mirror other similar conditions. Depending on the grade of the tear conservative care may be the best option, which would include light adjustments of the shoulder to restore range of motion and functionality along with physical rehab. 

In more severe cases surgery may be required. Chiropractic care would be recommended after healing as occurred to ensure functionality of the joint.

Stretches for Rotator Cuff

-Pendulum

-Standing Row

-Internal/External Rotation

-Crossover Arm Stretch

Supplementation to Reduce Inflammation 

-Vitamin D

-B Vitamins such as B6 & B12

-Turmeric

-N-acetyl cysteine

Dietary 

-Avoid high histamine foods (alcohol, canned foods, cheese, chocolate, nuts, beans) 

-Avoid caffeine, excessive salt & sugar. Increase intake of healthy oils/ cold-water fish & avocado

-Avoid foods that contain aspartame and monosodium glutamate (MSG)// Diet coke & fried foods

-Identify and avoid allergenic foods Increase intake of whole, raw, organic produce 

-Drink at least 70 oz of water daily 

Lifestyle 

-CBD Cream

-Deep Blue Essential Oil

-Limit overhead activity and heavy lifting

-Sleep at least 6 hours at a time and allow the body time to heal & reset 

-↓stress= ↓inflammation= ↓pain 

-Heat/ice to the area

-Massage Therapy/Acupuncture

-Kinesio Tape for Stabilization

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