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The shoulder is the most movable joint in the body. However, it's considered an unstable  joint because of its large range of motion. To remain stable, the shoulder must be anchored by its muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Some shoulder problems arise from the disruption of these soft tissues as a result of injury or from overuse or underuse of the shoulder. Other problems arise from a degenerative process in which tissues break down and no longer function well.

Shoulder pain is an extremely common complaint. It is important to make an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your symptoms so that appropriate treatment can be directed at the cause. If you are unsure of the cause of your shoulder pain and would like to discuss treatment options, Dr. Jeff Harris at Harris Chiropractic in either Boise or Middleton is a great place to start. As a sports chiropractor, shoulder issues are one one of his most commonly treated ailments.

You Should Consider Medical Treatment If You Have Any of The Following Symptoms

  • Inability to carry objects or use the arm

  • Injury that causes deformity of the joint

  • Shoulder pain that occurs at night/at rest

  • Shoulder pain that persists beyond a few days

  • Inability to raise the arm

  • Swelling or significant bruising around the joint or arm

  • Signs of an infection, including fever, redness, warmth

  • Any other unusual symptoms

Shoulder Care 

Shoulders are very complex. Rehabilitation is a team effort between the patient and the medical provider. A sports chiropractor can provide expertise and guidance. There are a myriad of conditions that can be causing your symptoms. Our goal is not only to get you pain-free and back to the activity you love as soon as possible, but to keep you performing in a way that reduces the likelihood of a repeat injury.

The Most Common Shoulder Injuries Include

  • Subacromial Impingement

  • Biceps Tendinitis

  • Rotator cuff injuries

  • AC joint sprains

  • Frozen Shoulder

  • Arthritis

If you are suffering from shoulder pain or injury and would like to make an appointment at our clinic in Boise or Middleton with our sports chiropractor, please contact us or call 208-424-5100 today.

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