Painful shoulder problems are one of the most common reasons for chiropractic visits for musculoskeletal symptoms. The shoulder has the most movement of the major joints in the body. On the flipside, because of this large range of motion, it is relatively unstable and easily subject to injury. The head of the humerus (ball) is larger than the socket of the shoulder joint that holds it. To stabilise the shoulder joint, the muscles, tendons and ligaments anchor the bones of the joint together. Overuse injuries, degenerative changes and lack of use or movement can all contribute to tissue breakdown, loss of function and disruption to the supporting musculature. Chiropractic care is most often an integrated treatment plan that looks beyond just the pain to find the route cause. Dr. Ashley takes a thorough approach in order to determine if the pain is joint related, muscular or if there is nerve involvement. Call our office at 512-590-9660 today to see if we can help your shoulder pain.