You lead an active lifestyle but shoulder pain can make it challenging to do so. Which signs or symptoms indicate that you should seek treatment or the advice of a medical professional? If you notice the following symptoms, schedule a consultation with a chiropractor or licensed healthcare provider:

  • Shoulder joint clicks or pops
  • Lingering shoulder pain that worsens with use
  • Pain in the shoulder that prevents you from sleeping
  • Stiff shoulder joints that make it difficult to lift the arm over your head
  • Burning, tingling or numbness in the shoulder area

Daily Activities That Could Lead to Shoulder Pain

Your shoulder could endure enormous amounts of pain just from performing daily activities. The pain may be a result of an existing condition or it could be injured during one of the activities. Most people assume that the pain will go away if they apply an ice or heat pack. In some cases, people may try to apply a muscle rub to the area. It may be necessary to seek treatment if none of these remedies erase the pain completely.

Here are a few common activities that may trigger or aggravate existing joint pain:

  • Frequent upper body conditioning
  • Sports that require repeated use of the arm or shoulder
  • Recent fall on the shoulder
  • Heavy lifting

The tendency to ignore pain in the joints or shoulders can lead to more serious conditions. There are several options to help alleviate the pain but it is necessary to see a chiropractor or medical care provider if pain persists. Ignoring shoulder pain could restrict or eliminate the use of the shoulder completely.

At Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine, we take an integrative approach to treat a wide range of issues. We specialize in developing personalized treatment plans and delivering lasting relief by treating the root cause of your issues and chronic pain. Our team of board-certified nurse practitioners, physical rehabilitation technicians, aestheticians, and chiropractors offer patients comprehensive types of treatment with two convenient locations in Mount Pleasant and Summerville, South Carolina. Schedule a complimentary consultation you get rid of joint pain and resume an active life.