Shoulder Problems

Signs or Symptoms

Pain, ache or weakness on using your arm


Shoulder injuries run the gamut from ligament injuries, muscle injuries and cartilage damage. The condition can be mild or debilitating as in a frozen shoulder.


Trauma, whether it is repeated or one severe action is the usual cause

Standard treatment

Physical therapy can run from ultrasound to stretching to exercise to strength the muscles. Cortisone injections, anti-inflammatory medications and if unsuccessful or there is a tear of the cartilage or complete tear of a tendon then surgery

AK Approach

The examination begins with a full investigation of the supporting muscles of the shoulder. As the shoulder is a muscular socket with a bony ball, the muscles are the most integral part. Testing is done to determine that the muscles are functional and can function at any angel the arm is placed at. Treatment is directed to normalize any muscular imbalance, then to ensure proper coordination of function between the muscles. Nutritional therapies aimed at increasing factors that would lead to normalizing the functions of the muscles and reducing any inflammation are considered.

Other lifestyle modifications are used to prevent or minimize exacerbating the condition. A specific program for your needs is created.