Shoulder Pain

Shoulder injury is a very common pain which might occur due to various reasons like poor posture, wrong motions, heavy lifting, etc.

Did you know the shoulder is a ball and socket joint and is considered the most mobile joint in our body?

Shoulder injuries are among the most prevalent injuries of the body and can affect people of all ages.

In younger individuals, injuries tend to be related to falls, sport injury or repetitive overuse from work or poor posture.

In older individuals, we start to see more cases of frozen shoulder, arthritis (were and tear of the joint) and calcific tendinitis.

What is Shoulder Pain?

Shoulder pain is a generalized term often used by patients to describe a hindrance to function with regards to the shoulder.

This dysfunction can be a feeling of stiffness, reduced mobility and flexibility, dull ache or sharp shooting pain at rest or with movement as well as a feeling of weakness, numbness and tingling locally or radiating down the arm.

Shoulder injuries present differently based on the diagnosis and can involve joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments and can be accompanied by neck pain and back pain. Here, we will review some common shoulder injuries and suggest appropriate treatment options like chiropractic adjustment as well as Physiotherapy.

We will also discuss our unique approach to treating injuries using evidence based approaches and a collaborative attitude to get you back to full function.

The Common Causes of Shoulder Pain

Pain in shoulder may occur due to several reasons which we are going to discuss just a few. Some of your shoulder pain causes could be:

Other causes of shoulder pain may include:


Book your shoulder adjustment session with our practitioners

How Shoulder Adjustment Is Done?

When shoulder pain is acute, rest and gentle stretching are appropriate. In cases of pain lasting more than 2 weeks, it is recommended to see a shoulder pain chiropractor, a physiotherapist or a kinesiologist for an appropriate evaluation, diagnosis and treatment plan.

A combination of manual therapy with appropriate exercise prescription can resolve most types of shoulder pain within a few weeks and avoid the injury becoming chronic. At-home remedies can include gentle pain free stretching, use of NSAIDS to reduce inflammation and light pain free resistance training.

Except for cases of acute traumatic pain, immobility and complete rest do not tend to serve a great purpose and can increase risk for conditions such as frozen shoulders.

What to Expect in Shoulder Pain Treatment Sessions

During a shoulder pain treatment session, our practitioners take a full history and conduct a full evaluation of your shoulders. Evaluation consists of a series of range of motion testings followed by appropriate orthopedic and neural testing to arrive at a diagnosis.

The diagnosis will largely impact the treatment plan and the recommendations from our providers to ensure the highest quality of care is provided to our patients. Treatments may consist of a combination of manual therapy, shockwave therapy, joint mobilizations, active release, muscle release techniques, adjustments and more.


Request your appointment online and our team of experts will reach you shortly!

Chiropractic Adjustment for Shoulder Pain

Through our physiotherapy and chiropractic sessions, Dr. Kimiya and Dr. Amber work together to ensure we have a correct working diagnosis for your injury. Using evidence based protocols, we provide the necessary treatment to address your mobility restrictions, muscle tightness or weakness.

Both our practitioners work closely to design an appropriate rehab program that is progressive and repeatable at home.

We recommend seeing a Coquitlam chiropractor and also a physiotherapist if you are suffering from a shoulder injury for the most comprehensive approach to your care and speedy recovery.

What Our Patients Say

Fulcrum Therapy


+180 Reviews

Visiting a Shoulder Pain Chiropractor Do NOT Require A Doctor’s Referral.

Any concerns about insurance & billing? Find more details here!