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My Chiropractic Doctor

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Shoulder Pain Specialist

When shoulder pain interferes with everyday tasks, even a minor problem becomes a major inconvenience. Many issues clear up in a few days, but if symptoms persist, it’s time to see Dr. Faranak Taheri of My Chiropractic Doctor in Vienna, Virginia. Call today to make an appointment.

Shoulder Pain Q & A

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What causes shoulder pain?

The shoulder, being a complex joint, has many potential issues that might cause pain. The shoulder is composed of 3 bones that form the ball-and-socket, a cartilage cushion, plenty of tendons connecting muscles to bones, and a liquid sac — the bursa — that serves as a shock absorber. Each of these may have conditions that cause pain. Among the most common problems include:

  • Tendinitis: Rotator cuff tendinitis is the most common cause of shoulder pain. As with any tendinitis, inflammation causes the pain, usually due to strain, repeating motion, or other injury.
  • Tissue tears: Also affecting the rotator cuff, torn muscle and cartilage both create pain.
  • Arthritis: Both rheumatoid and osteoarthritis affect the shoulder.
  • Impingement: This may cause pain where the rotator cuff is caught between the scapula and humerus.
  • Dislocation: If the ball of the humerus comes out of the socket, this may cause another type of shoulder pain.
  • Referred pain: This includes problems that occur in the back or neck, but transfer problems to the shoulders.

When should I contact Dr. Taheri about shoulder pain?

A patient should seek treatment if:  

  • Pain persists longer than a few days, or if it gets worse.
  • Pain heals on its own, but recurs frequently.
  • When shoulder pain interferes with the strength and use of the arm.
  • Pain occurs when the shoulder is at rest.
  • The joint becomes deformed due to injury of swelling.
  • The shoulder shows signs of bruising or infection, including redness, warmth, and swelling.

How are shoulder problems treated?

For incidental pain occurring due to overuse, resting often allows swelling and pain to pass. Using ice, heat, or stretching at home may be tricky since, in the case of the shoulder, many different ailments could cause the problem. Dr. Taheri’s treatment bases around the diagnosed cause. This may include joint manipulation, soft tissue therapies, and continuing rest, ice, heat, or exercise — which she will discuss with you after diagnosis.


At My Chiropractic Doctor, the quality of our care extends beyond the office. We want each and every patient to be able to afford the chiropractic care that they need. If you have any questions about how we can partner with you, please call our office.

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    "This was my first time getting adjusted and I really enjoyed it. Definitely helps with the aches. Professional atmosphere and easy to recommend."

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My Chiropractic Doctor
8206 Leesburg Pike, Suite 201
Vienna, VA 22182
Phone: 844-213-5786
Fax: 703-663-8953
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My Chiropractic Doctor
8206 Leesburg Pike
Suite 201
Vienna, VA 22182