Decrease Shoulder Pain

Video by Dr. Trenton Yeomans

The kinetic chain is something you will hear our Doctors in East Dallas mention when they are talking about movement and the way your body works while dealing with shoulder pain. The kinetic chain is a system made up of different parts of our body like joint muscles and tendons and they are all connected together. This system when working properly allows energy and forces to flow through our joints when we do things like lifting, throwing, and running. When the kinetic chain is not working properly it can lead to injury. Compensations that have built up in our muscles or our structure as well as things like posture, inactivity, being overly stressed, and not getting the proper nutrients into our body are all things that build up to a point that your body cannot support you anymore and now you are in pain. In a research review done by Henegan et al. (2019), they wanted to see what peer revied research was out there on thoracic mobility and its effect on upper limb kinetic chain in athletes. 

In a variety of studies that the reviewed they found that the more thoracic mobility that a person had the range of motion of their shoulder increased significantly. This is why we do adjustments and physical therapy in the office because it all goes together. We have to get the joints moving as well as getting more motion with different mobility exercises to get the kinetic chain working properly to help the patients not only get out of pain but decrease shoulder pain long term.“Many studies have investigated approaches to management of sport‐related shoulder injuries, for example of the rotator cuff, acromioclavicular, and glenohumeral joints, with many athletes likely managed conservatively in line with current clinical guidelines. Notwithstanding implementation of evidence‐based management, many athletes go on to experience recurrent problems, with one report suggesting a 72% re‐injury rate for young athletes with shoulder instability.”

Heneghan, Nicola & Webb, Katie & Mahoney, Tom & Rushton, Alison. (2019). Thoracic spine mobility, an

“Current approaches to rehabilitation including active interventions following a shoulder injury are mainly focused to managing specific signs and symptoms of shoulder pathology, with relatively less attention given to possible disturbances within the kinetic chain and the functional interaction between the shoulder complex and trunk.”

Heneghan, Nicola & Webb, Katie & Mahoney, Tom & Rushton, Alison. (2019). Thoracic spine mobility, an essential link in upper limb kinetic chains in athletes: A systematic review. 10.1002/tsm2.109.

Reference

Heneghan, Nicola & Webb, Katie & Mahoney, Tom & Rushton, Alison. (2019). Thoracic spine mobility, an essential link in upper limb kinetic chains in athletes: A systematic review. 10.1002/tsm2.109.

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When you are looking for a Chiropractor near you that you can trust, choose one who will not only get rid of your back pain, neck pain, or headaches but who will also guide you to living a healthier lifestyle to keep you out of pain. Our East Dallas Doctors, located in Lakewood at the corner of Mockingbird Ln. and Abrams Rd., are here to teach you that taking care of your mental health and getting the proper nutrients are just as important as the chiropractic adjustment to stay healthy, lower inflammation and limit pain.