It’s been a long, slow road, but your shoulder pain has reached new heights. You can no longer ignore the pain with each time you raise and lower your arm, nor the clicking sound that accompanies that movement. You have even noticed pain, stiffness and swelling at your shoulder.
The pain may be associated with rotator cuff tendonitis or a rotator cuff tear. Inside your shoulder is muscles and tendons that comprise your rotator cuff, which keeps your upper arm inside your shoulder socket and allows you to rotate and lift your arms. The tendons in your rotator cuff may be torn, swollen or damaged.
If this sounds like you, but you are afraid to seek medical help because the possibility of surgery is too scary, fear not. There are many non-invasive, natural treatments for shoulder pain.
Here are three ways to eradicate shoulder pain without surgery, injections or medication:
- Improving posture. Bad posture, especially from rounded shoulders or leaning over a computer, can over time affect the rotator cuff. A specialist in chronic musculoskeletal pain can work with you to improve your posture, thereby relieving pain and encouraging healing.
- Improving functional strength. The Mayo Clinic defines functional strength training as, “…fitness exercises [that] train your muscles to work together and prepare them for daily tasks by simulating common movements you might do at home, at work or in sports. While using various muscles in the upper and lower body at the same time, functional fitness exercises also emphasize core stability.”
- Optimizing nutrition. Some foods act as inflammatory agents to injuries. Simple adjustments to the diet, guided by a healthcare practitioner, can create an environment for the body to heal naturally.
In addition to rotator cuff tendinitis and tears, these non-invasive approaches can benefit you if you have any shoulder pain.
There is hope. Contact Mulka Medical Institute PLLC today at (720) 580-3217 or email@example.com.