Torn rotator cuff injuries are common among athletes who participate in sports that require the constant use of their shoulders. Chronic tears develop over time, with repetition, while acute rotator cuff injuries develop as a result of sudden trauma.
If you injure your rotator cuffs, contact our College Park Chiropractors to schedule a free consultation to learn about our approach to treatment. Rotator cuff injuries are painful and deserve immediate Chiropractic attention in order to prevent long-term or permanent damage from developing. Call us today at (404) 592-0319.
Patients who sustain a torn rotator cuff as a result of a car accident do so because of how they reacted at the time of the collision. Most people try to brace themselves for the impact of their accident by holding their arms out in front of their bodies or by gripping the steering wheel. These reactions cause your body to become tense, making you more vulnerable to soft tissue damage and bone fractures.
If you injure or tear your rotator cuffs, you’ll immediately notice a sharp, pulsating pain that covers the entire area around your neck and shoulders. Depending on the extent of your injury, it may be very difficult to fall asleep, and you may not be able to lift your arm(s) above your waistline for some time. The damaged shoulder will lose its strength, making it difficult to lift objects or follow through with basic activities. If you hear cracking noises coming from your shoulder or experience intense pain after an accident, contact AICA College Park’s Chiropractors as soon as possible.
Correctly diagnosing the extent and source of your torn rotator cuff requires the use of imaging devices, like CT scans and X-ray machines. At AICA College Park, our Chiropractors have on-site access to several imaging machines that are best in class, allowing our team to develop the most appropriate treatment plan that meets your unique needs. Diagnostics also helps us know what level of chiropractic treatment to recommend as part of your recovery plan.
AICA College Park specializes in providing pain relief and treatment for patients suffering from a torn rotator cuff. For many patients, a combination of physical therapy, controlled exercises, and immobilization are useful for reducing inflammation, restoring flexibility to your shoulders, and preventing long-term damage from developing.
Each patient’s condition is unique and requires a custom plan of action to experience a complete recovery. If you injure or tear your rotator cuff, contact AICA College Park’s Chiropractors to schedule a free consultation. You can fill out our online contact form to have one of our staff members follow up with you or call us to schedule an immediate appointment. Just dial (404) 592-0319.