Torn Rotator Cuff Doctor
Treating Torn Rotator Cuffs in Tucker
From the most basic of actions to any and all types of physical activities, your normal routine immediately becomes comprised when you experience some type of accident that causes you to tear your rotator cuffs.
Treating Torn Rotator Cuffs In Tucker
There are surgical and nonsurgical options when it comes to treating the damage associated with most torn rotator cuffs.
Our Chiropractors offer custom treatment plans that are individualized based on the unique characteristics of each patient’s condition and symptoms.
Some of the variables our doctors consider when developing a particular treatment plan include:
- Your age.
- The type of tear you’ve experienced (chronic vs. acute).
- The extent of your tear.
- The type of limitation your tear presents.
- The type of activities you often participate in.
Non-Invasive Treatment Options
Most Chiropractic treatment options for torn rotator cuffs primarily focus on alleviating any associated pain.
Once your immediate pain is addressed, most doctors recommend some type of guided physical therapy that focuses on improving your range of motion, as well as strengthening the muscles and tendons that surround your shoulder blades.
Depending on the extent of your pain, you ay receive some type of anti-inflammatory medication that helps reduce the amount of inflammation that develops.
Common Symptoms Associated With Torn Rotator Cuffs
Most of our patients who come in with torn rotator cuffs often experience a number of negative and/or painful side effects, such as:
- A disturbance in normal sleep patterns.
- Inability to follow through with basic actions like putting on a shirt or combing your hair.
- Deep, dull aching pain that lives deep within the shoulder.
- Depleting strength.
If you notice a significant or complete loss in mobility within your injured shoulder(s), make sure you schedule an apportionment with one of our Chiropractors as soon as possible.
Any type or level of pain that exists for more than a few days is indicative of some type of major injury that, if left untreated, could cause long-term or permanent damage. In addition, pain that lasts for more than a few weeks may indicate a deep injury that demands the expertise of a shoulder specialist and may require surgery to address.
Common Causes Of Torn Rotator Cuffs
Some of more common causes of torn rotator cuffs are the result of some type of significant shoulder injury that caused excessive degeneration.
Most people who:
- Perform some type of repetitive activity that requires them to continuously raise their shoulders and arms.
- Lift heavy objects for long periods of time.
- Suffer from bone spurs.
Tend to eventually tear their rotator cuff(s).
Common Risk Factors
If you are above the age of 40 years old, your chances of tearing your rotator cuff increase substantially.
Specific Types of Physical Activity
If you are an athlete who constantly uses your arms (e.g. baseball pitchers, tennis players, or archers), you have a greater risk of tearing your rotator cuff than those who don’t participate in these types of activities.
People Who Work In Some Type of Construction Job
Career fields like house painting, construction, or carpentry tend to follow through with repetitive arm motions, most of which are overhead.
This type of behavior can possible damage the rotator cuff over long periods of time.
Doctors have observed a genetic component that sees certain DNA lines are more susceptible to tearing their rotator cuffs than others.
Complications To Expect
If you allow your shoulder pain to go untreated by a professional Chiropractor, you may suffer from disease that leads to long-term or permanent weakness or stiffness.
While you should certainly rest your shoulder in order to properly recover, keeping your shoulders completely immobilized for a set period of time can cause the connective tissue surrounding your shoulders to enclose, thicken, and tighten.
This condition is known as “frozen shoulder.”
Receiving Treatment From AICA Tucker
Tearing does not happen nearly as often as it seems. Even more so, tears that do take place are not often complete. Instead, they are irritated, inflamed, and/or weakened by some type of impact you originally experienced.
Whatever the actual condition of your shoulders are during the time that you experience some type of discomfort or pain, allowing yourself to rest and relax is the best way to allow the healing process to take place.
In addition to rest and relaxation, you or someone on your behalf should call our office to schedule an appointment right away.
Allowing any type of shoulder pain to linger can possible lead to long-term or permanent damage that leaves you completely unable to move or lift your arms.
Our team of experienced doctors treat hundreds of shoulder injuries each year and can provide you with a custom treatment plan that aligns with the unique characteristics of your condition.
We can also offer specific types of exercises and routines that you can follow through with outside of our office, allowing you to heal at a faster rate and return to your normal routine sooner than later.
We are available 24/7 to schedule an appointment or answer any of the question you may have regarding treatment or insurance coverage.
If necessary, we can provide you with reliable transportation to and from our Tucker office in case you aren’t able to drive yourself due to your injury.
Please call us at (404) 592-1186 or visit our office located at:
3166 Chestnut Connector Dr.
Atlanta Ga 30340
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