Access safe, natural treatment options for rotator cuff injuries at MindBody Med in Seattle, WA. We utilize a combination of musculoskeletal therapy, massage, and chiropractic care for comprehensive, non-invasive rotator cuff treatment.
Our clients love having options that are far safer than prescription pain killers and anti-inflammatory medications.
Causes Of Rotator Cuff Injuries
Your rotator cuff can easily become irritated, inflamed, and injured. There are a number of possible causes of injury or tear to the rotator cuff.
- Occupations With Repetitive Arm Movements
- Sports That Require Repetitive Arm Movement
- Family History/Genetics
- Frequent Heavy Lifting
Signs & Symptoms
A rotator cuff injury or tear that results from sudden trauma, such as an accident or fall, will usually cause you intense pain. You may feel a snapping sensation and notice immediate weakness in your upper arm. A tear that happens over the years, due to overuse and age, can also cause discomfort and weakness. Over-the-counter anti-inflammatories may relieve the pain early on but can become less effective over time.
There are many other symptoms frequently seen with rotator cuff injuries regardless of the cause.
- Pain When Resting & At Night
- Discomfort When Lying On The Affected Shoulder
- Pain At The Top Of Shoulder Or Down Outside Of Arm
- Crackling Sensation When Moving Shoulder To Certain Positions
- Shoulder Weakness, Especially When Lifting Or Rotating Your Arm
- Decreased Ranged Of Motion
- Inability To Lift Arm Up Or Behind Your Back
- Difficulty Performing Daily Activities Due To Pain & Limited Motion
Non-Invasive Treatment Options
Rotator cuff injuries can often heal on their own if you are receiving proper care. If you are experiencing rotator cuff pain, we can help you find relief with our non-invasive rotator cuff therapy options.
- Musculoskeletal therapy
- Massage Therapy
- Chiropractic Adjustments
- Activity Modification Advice
- Ice & Heat
Benefits Of Musculoskeletal therapy
Musculoskeletal therapy is an excellent option for treating rotator cuff injuries. We can teach you stretches and exercises tailored to the specific location of your injury and your personal needs. These movements can improve your range of motion and strengthen your shoulder, resulting in decreased pain and discomfort.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help
Treatment of the rotator cuff by your chiropractor is a highly effective option. Mid-back and neck adjustments are just some of the options our chiropractor can incorporate into your personalized treatment plan. Once your shoulder function has begun to improve, exercises may be added to help strengthen the muscles surrounding your shoulder.
We want to help relieve pain and prevent future injuries as well as improve your range of motion.
Massage Therapy For Shoulder Injuries
Our licensed massage therapists can relax your muscle tissues resulting in reduced muscle contractions and spasms, reduced inflammation, a decreased buildup of scar tissue, and decrease pain. Additionally, massage can lower blood pressure and respiration while increasing the release of serotonin, resulting in decreased stress levels and improved mood.
Help For Rotator Cuff Injuries In Seattle
It is important to seek care earlier rather than later if you are experiencing shoulder discomfort and think you may have a rotator cuff injury. Prompt treatment not only helps to alleviate your discomfort sooner; it also reduces the risk of causing worse injury and possibly permanent damage.
At MindBody Med, we offer quality chiropractic care, massage therapy, and musculoskeletal therapy all in one convenient Seattle location. If you are suffering from a rotator cuff injury, we invite you to contact us today.