What can a Chiropractor do to address shoulder pain?

When you see a chiropractor for an injured shoulder, the chiropractor will check the bio-mechanics of your painful shoulder. But before doing that, the chiropractor will ask you questions about how and when the pain started, such as:

  • Do you know how you hurt your shoulder?
  • Did you fall?
  • Did you pick up something heavy?
  • Can you raise your arm?
  • Can you describe the pain?
  • Are you getting shooting pain from the should down to your arm, or vise versa?

The chiropractor will muscle test the muscles around the shoulder to see which muscles are involved in your injury. Your range of motion will be checked, and restrictions to shoulder motions will be found. Then the chiropractor will adjust the shoulder joint with the goal of increasing its range of motion. This will be followed by using therapeutic modalities such as trigger point therapy, active resistive exercises, ice, or cold laser therapy to relieve pain and muscle spasms around the shoulder joint.

The most important goal is to restore the shoulder’s normal range of motion with no pain.

What is Plantar Fascitis?

Plantar Fascitis is a painful foot condition caused by strain to the fascia, the connective tissue that runs through the arch of your foot from your heel to your toes. The plantar fascia attaches to the bottom aspect of your heel bone. Strain in the plantar fascia can cause foot sole pain, limping, swelling, or tenderness.

Can a chiropractor help me with my plantar fascitis?

The answer is Yes. The Chiropractor will check the biomechanics of your foot to rule out misalignment of your metatarsals and talus bone.
That type of misalignment can cause a strain to the plantar fascia when you walk.

How long will I have to see the chiropractor?

The answer depends on how long you have had the condition.  If you’ve had this condition for more than three months, it may take 3 to 6 weeks to relieve the inflamed plantar fascia.  The adjustment of the foot/ankle will relieve the condition and get you better quicker, followed by rest and ice.  Cold Laser treatments are also an option.

The most important thing to remember is that the biomechanics of the foot and ankle must be evaluated before doing any therapy or modalities to the plantar fascia.