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Joint Dysfunction

Causes: Joint dysfunction, commonly presenting as joint pain or discomfort, can occur in the glenohumeral joint. The pain can refer from the cartilaginous tissues linking the bones or associated structures.

Symptoms: Symptoms include pain and discomfort locally and referred.  Slight swelling and redness can also occur. People may also report restricted motion.

Examples: Adhesive capsulitis/frozen shoulder

How our experts can help: Depending on the findings of the history and patient examination, the chiropractor will recommend an individualized plan of management. The treatment options may include:

  • Patient education and reassurance
  • Mobilization to restore range of motion
  • Soft tissue therapy of associated structures
  • Modalities including electrical stimulation, acupuncture, ultrasound and others
  • Rehabilitation and exercises
  • Ergonomic and lifestyle changes

*If shoulder dislocation or instability is suspected, the patient will be referred to medical services.

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