Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Pain
chiropractic may help reduce your arm & shoulder pain
Did you know that you can do more movements with your arm than with any other part of your body?
Your arms are very versatile; however, when they stop working a lot of problems can occur. Similar to the spine, your shoulders, elbows, wrists, and hands perform both complex movements and functions.
Because of the high range of mobility in these parts of the body, the symptoms can be wide and varied if the joints become stiff, painful or lose their normal movement.
Problems with the neck, mid-back and the arm can also affect how the shoulder is working. That is why it’s important for all of these areas to be checked at your chiropractic appointment.
Symptoms of Shoulder and Arm Issues
Symptoms such as pain, reduced motion, loss of strength or pins and needles can occur in the shoulder and down the arm. Trauma and repetitive stress to your joints such as your shoulder, elbow and wrist can cause pain and dysfunction anywhere in the shoulder and arm.
Some of the most typical complaints and injuries we treat in our chiropractic clinic include rotator cuff injuries, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, general sporting injuries and work-related repetitive strain injuries.
Painful and limiting shoulder conditions such as frozen shoulder are very frustrating and can affect individuals of any age. They can range from that of a mild to serious condition and can be caused by specific injuries to the joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments and cartilage or wear and tear from old injuries.
The nerves that supply the shoulder and arm actually originate from the upper spine and neck. Abnormal function and damage to this area can also cause shoulder and arm pain.
Our chiropractic practitioners will be happy to assess and discuss with you any shoulder condition such as adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder),rotator cuff disorders, stiffness and tension, arthritis or any other problems that you may have.
Elbow pain is often caused by overuse of the arm and elbow, such as strain injuries from sports such as tennis or golf. Even sitting at the computer navigating with a mouse can affect the elbow.
Hand and Wrist Pain
Without your hands and wrists, tasks you take for granted on a daily basis can suddenly be adversely affected. Eating, cooking, cleaning are relatively simple tasks that can become difficult once an injury occurs; therefore, we recommend you book an appointment with your chiropractor as soon as you feel any pain or discomfort.
Common complaints involving hand and wrist pain include carpal tunnel syndrome, numbness (pins and needles) and stiffness of the joints.
While some hand and wrist problems can often be associated with the reduced movement and restriction of the wrist, sometimes symptoms could be due to dysfunction in other areas of the body causing referred pain.
Treatment of Arm Pain
So we can get to the root of the cause of your shoulder and arm pain, we will first conduct a full physical and orthopaedic examination to find the cause of your symptoms. You may be asked to do a range of motions and muscle strength tests so we can ascertain the full extent of your limitations.
In severe cases, specialised diagnostic tests such as X-rays, ultrasounds, and MRI scans may be needed. We will advise you if this is the case.
What Happens at the Chiropractic Appointment
Our qualified team of chiropractors will take a complete history of your past and present symptoms and complete a thorough scientific examination to try and accurately find the cause of your problems.
We will then explain clearly to you what is wrong and, if indicated, we will recommend an individual treatment program designed specifically to remove your symptoms and improve your spinal function. For more information about your first visit, click here.
FIND OUT IF Chiropractic Care CAN HELP YOU.
With over 30 years experience in treating arm, wrist, shoulder and elbow conditions, our chiropractic team will do everything they can to discover if chiropractic care could bring you relief from pain and symptoms.