Dr Alfie Arcidiacono, with over 28 years of experience as a Sport Chiropractor on Sydney's Northern Beaches says 'Every year we see many clients for an array of reasons, and one of the most common 'peripheral' joints requiring attention is the shoulder! We take great pride in helping those in need with the successful management of many shoulder-related injuries'
Why so many shoulder problems?
The shoulder, believe it or not, is one of the most complex joints of the body. Why? Because to create a joint with such an extensive range of movement, yet asking it to remain stable and controlled throughout these ranges is one of the most amazing anatomical challenges. So it stands to reason, a joint that demands such precision coordination, strength and balance is equally susceptible to injury. Without a doubt this is the case, and this is why early intervention of shoulder complaints is so time-sensitive.
Why you shouldn't ignore shoulder pain?
If you ignore shoulder pain that has not settled down within a week or two, you may risk the development of a more severe and chronic shoulder complaint, so we advise you seek an early professional chiropractic assessment by one of our sports Chiropractors.
Many common shoulder conditions like a shoulder impingment syndrome, supraspinatus bursitis, acromioclavicular degeneration, frozen shoulder, shoulder strains and sprains, biceps tendonitis and swimming's shoulder to name a few starts with a slip or fall, which leads to inflammation of the injured shoulder.
The body compensates to 'protect' the injured shoulder by using other muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints demanding more from structures 'not' designed to take such forces, and subsequently changing the shoulder neurology to adapt to what is considered the new 'norm'. Over weeks and months, the structures will become damaged, which was a precursor to the simple ache or pain your thought would 'go away'.
Why is 'referred' shoulder pain important?
When it comes to shoulder pain, you deserve nothing less than world-class knowledge and expertise from our team of highly skilled Chiropractors to ensure your shoulder pain is 'actually' the source of pain itself. The team at Chirsports Northern Beaches and Back to Movement mission is to get you 'back to movement' as soon as possible, and negating the many other reasons for 'referred' shoulder pain.