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Shoulder Pain

The shoulder works with surrounding muscles and tendons to allow for a broad range of motion in the arm. Because of the shoulder’s design, our arms can rotate, push, pull, and lift objects overhead with relative ease. Because we rely on the shoulder for daily movements, wear and tear in the shoulder can often lead to painful shoulder injuries.  The most common injury that people are concerned about are tears in the rotator cuff.

Typical causes of shoulder pain are overuse and trauma. These occur frequently during activities like weightlifting, football, or gymnastics. Common conditions include bursitis, rotator cuff tendonitis/tears, and shoulder impingement.

Most causes of shoulder pain fall into these two categories:


  • Joint Dislocation

  • Fracture

  • Ligament or muscle tear




Symptoms vary depending on the type of shoulder injury. Shoulder injuries will restrict your mobility and likely cause pain when lifting weights or applying pressure. Typically, an injury to the shoulder will be painful and easily aggravated by movement.

Depending on your condition, you may experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Dull, aching pain that worsens with activity

  • Stiffness or reduced mobility

  • Difficulty sleeping

  • An audible clicking sound from the shoulder

  • Pain or difficulty raising your arms

  • Tenderness to the touch

  • Pain that may radiate toward the neck or down the front of the arm

  • Swelling, bruising, or redness

Dr. Mason in Prosper, TX has had many successes treating shoulder pain and pain in between the shoulder blades through adjustments to the spine, shoulder and surrounding muscles. There are also nutritional recommendations that can help repair and keep the muscles and tendons from getting injured again. If you're experiencing shoulder pain, give Dr. Mason a call or Book Online Below!

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