Restoring External Rotation in the Shoulder

Feb 12, 2024

Are you experiencing limited mobility and discomfort in your shoulder? Do you find it challenging to perform simple everyday tasks due to shoulder pain? Restoring external rotation in the shoulder is crucial for improving shoulder function and overall quality of life. At, we specialize in providing top-notch chiropractic and physical therapy services to help you regain optimal shoulder mobility.

The Importance of External Rotation

External rotation refers to the movement of rotating your arm away from the centerline of your body. This movement is essential for performing various activities such as reaching, lifting, and throwing. When your shoulder has limited external rotation, it can lead to pain, stiffness, and difficulty in performing these movements.

At, we understand the impact that limited external rotation can have on your daily life. Our team of highly skilled chiropractors and physical therapists is dedicated to helping you restore external rotation in your shoulder, alleviating pain and improving functionality.

Common Causes of Limited External Rotation

Several factors can contribute to limited external rotation in the shoulder. These include:

  • Traumatic injuries: Falls, accidents, and sports-related injuries can lead to shoulder dislocation or damage to the surrounding structures, resulting in restricted external rotation.
  • Postural imbalances: Poor posture, such as rounded shoulders or hunching, can cause muscle imbalances that restrict shoulder mobility.
  • Shoulder impingement: Impingement occurs when the structures in your shoulder, such as tendons and bursae, become compressed or irritated. This can restrict external rotation.
  • Frozen shoulder: Also known as adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder is a condition characterized by stiffness and limited mobility. External rotation is one of the movements most affected by frozen shoulder.

The Approach

Our team at takes a comprehensive and individualized approach towards restoring external rotation in the shoulder. We first conduct a thorough assessment to identify the underlying cause of your limited mobility. This may involve a physical examination, diagnostic imaging, and reviewing your medical history.

Once we have determined the root cause, we develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. Our chiropractors and physical therapists utilize a combination of techniques and therapies to restore external rotation and improve shoulder function. These may include:

  • Chiropractic adjustments: Our experienced chiropractors employ gentle and precise adjustments to correct any spinal misalignments that may be contributing to limited external rotation in the shoulder.
  • Soft tissue therapy: Using manual techniques such as massage, myofascial release, and stretching, we target tight and restricted muscles to promote flexibility and improve external rotation.
  • Therapeutic exercises: Our physical therapists guide you through a series of specific exercises and stretches that focus on strengthening the shoulder and increasing its range of motion.
  • Modalities: We may utilize modalities such as laser therapy, ultrasound, or electrical stimulation to reduce pain, inflammation, and promote tissue healing.

Throughout your treatment journey, our dedicated team will closely monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan. Our goal is to help you regain optimal external rotation in the shoulder, relieve pain, and improve your overall well-being.

Contact Today

If you are ready to take the next step towards restoring external rotation in your shoulder and improving your quality of life, contact today. Our experienced team of chiropractors and physical therapists is committed to providing high-end care and personalized treatment to meet your specific needs. Don't let limited external rotation hold you back any longer - schedule your consultation with now.