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Best Rotator Cuff  & Frozen Shoulder Treatment In KL, Malaysia

The rotator cuffs are a group of four muscles that move and keep the shoulder joint stable. Rotator cuff issues are the most common type of shoulder injury. The four muscles of the rotator cuffs are:

  1. Supraspinatus muscle
  2. Infraspinatus muscle
  3. Teres minor muscle
  4. Subscapularis muscle

Damage or injury to the rotator cuff is a common cause of a painful arc of the shoulder. A painful arc of the shoulder describes pain when lifting the arm sideways controlled by the rotator cuff muscles. Rotator cuff tears, inflammation, or degeneration are the main culprits in a painful arch. Tears, degenerative changes, and rotator cuff tendonitis as treatable without surgery or injections; contact Chiropractic Specialty Center® (CSC) today for the best non-invasive shoulder pain therapy options for lasting relief.

Our last article generated a lot of feedback, and we wanted to provide our readers with a better understanding of what happens when they have shoulder pain. Impingement syndrome is all too typical of shoulder dysfunction, and our clinical teams are well aware of the pitfall of inadequate therapy or patient management. Therefore, when you get your shoulder pain treatment through our physiotherapy or chiropractic in Malaysia, you can rest assured that the care you get is from the best clinical teams in town.

Focused Non-Invasive Treatment Of Shoulder Pain In Kuala Lumpur

Chiropractic Specialty Center® (CSC) provides the most holistic rotator cuff and frozen shoulder treatment program that prepares the root causes of your shoulder pain and stiffness without injections or surgery in KL, Malaysia. For more information about the shoulder pain treatment program, please get in touch with CSC’s main office at 03 2093 1000 today!

Mechanisms Involved In The Painful Arc Of The Shoulder

The glenohumeral joint is a relatively unstable ball-and-socket joint as the glenoid cavity is shallow. Static stabilizers of the joint include glenohumeral ligaments, glenoid labrum, and capsule. Rotator cuff and scapular stabilizing muscles are the primary dynamic stabilizers of the shoulder. The impingement of rotator cuff tendons usually happens as they pass through the subacromial space, formed between the acromion above and the glenohumeral joint below. Abnormalities of the structures around this region that compromise the subacromial space would irritate and damage the tendons.

The acromion may be beaked, curved, or hooked in shape due to a congenital abnormality or osteophyte formation. This may irritate the tendon from above due to the proximity of both structures. Weaknesses of the scapular stabilizing muscles such as serratus anterior and excessive tightness of the pectoralis muscle would cause excessive angulation of the acromion. The acromion would move forward and downward into subacromial space. Muscle imbalance between humeral head elevators (deltoid) and stabilizers (rotator cuff muscles) results in an excessive upward movement of the humeral head. This would further damage the tendons as the humeral head pushes them up against the undersurface of the acromion.

Treatment for Painful Arc of the Shoulder

Swimmers and athletes with overhead activities such as throwing and overhead shots in racquet sports are prone to shoulder pain due to repetitive trauma to the rotator cuff. A painful arch of the shoulder while lifting up the arm at the side of the body between 70-degree and 120-degree is commonly seen. Difficulty combing the hair and reaching behind the back are common with impingement syndrome. The front and side of the shoulder may be painful upon palpation.

What Are The Common Types Of Shoulder Pain Or injuries?

What Is The Best Method Of Treatment For Rotator Cuffs & Shoulder Pain? 

There are various forms of shoulder therapy: 

 Physiotherapy and chiropractic treatment in Malaysia for shoulder pain resulting from a rotator cuff injury ranks among the most and most sought-after methods of treatment. However, the new trend in treating the shoulder is through the combination of physiotherapy with chiropractic in KL. Nowadays, some center offers combined care to enhance physiotherapy and chiropractic. Chiropractic Specialty Center® started combined treatments of the spine and joint pain, including shoulder pain, in 2007. Our methods of integrated care have produced better results compared to chiropractic or physiotherapy alone. It has also given patients lasting improvements without medication, injections, or surgery.

Impact Of Medication & Steroid Injection For Rotator Cuffs & Frozen Shoulder

Medication such as Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAID) does provide some relief of rotator cuff symptoms. However, they do little to fix the damage or injury within the shoulder joint or rotator cuff’s tendons or muscles. Steroidal injections are another common treatment. However, published research has reported severe and irreversible damage t tissues, including bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles, as a direct result of steroid injections. As such, we discourage any form of steroid injections as they do more harm than good. Get more information on the infamous steroid injections for joints and sports injuries when you read the published study in the Journal of Radiology

Also, steroids may decrease pain and inflammation, but they don’t fix issues. The reduced pain and inflammation may lead patients to believe that the injury has healed. Therefore, they can continue with regular daily routines—unfortunately, many end damaging the shoulder more post steroid injections. The damage is not just from the period side-effects but also due to increases use of the injured area. Frequently, most that received steroid injections go for should surgery within a couple of months post the infection.   

When Should You Go For Rotator Cuff Surgery?

Before shoulder surgery (rotator cuff surgery), you should exhaust a focused therapy and rehabilitation of your shoulder injury or shoulder pain. Surgery for the rotator cuffs or shoulder joint should be the last option. However, if you have a broken shoulder or fully torn muscles and tendons, you will need surgery right away. Also, some shoulder dislocations will need surgery. Other than these, it would help if you always opted for the non-surgical route first. Shoulder surgery is all too common, and shoulder surgery should be performed as a last resort or when muscles or tendons are fully torn. Learn more about the best non-surgical shoulder pain treatment in Malaysia before you opt for surgery. Let our clinical experts help your recovery without surgery or injections. 

For more information about a painful arch of the shoulder, shoulder pain, or rotator cuff problems, please call our main center at 03 2093 1000. 

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