Shoulder pain is usually caused by a rotator cuff issue. The rotator cuff is a group of muscles that stabilize your shoulder and allow it to move properly. If your rotator cuff muscles have accumulated adhesion, it will not allow the shoulder to move properly and can lead to pain. Many times shoulder pain can be caused by a rotator cuff tear or degeneration. This type of pain can be relived by treating the other rotator cuff muscles. If one muscle is partially torn, the other three muscles can make up for it. To learn more about the rotator cuff, click the following the link: Rotator cuffs role in shoulder motion. Muscle adhesion is the most common source of pain and stiffness and the most underdiagnosed. Dr. Phipps is a level 5 Integrative Diagnosis provider and an expert at diagnosing and treating adhesions. He is able to localize and break down adhesions using his hands. Reducing the adhesions will restore normal strength, flexibility, and movement, eliminating pain and improving the performance of the muscle.
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