Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is a very common condition in chiropractic care. The sooner you get the treatment, the faster the symptoms will go.  If you get a quick treatment, you are less likely to get a chronic problem.

Signs that you need to seek treatment:

-    Shoulder pain that is felt for a few days

-    Inability to carry objects or lift your arm

-    Fracture that causes joint malformation

-    Inflammation of joint or bruising

Causes of Shoulder Pain

-    Bursitis and tendinitis

-    Frozen shoulder – also called “adhesive capsulitis”

-    Calcific tendinitis – a condition of calcium deposits within a tendon

-    Shoulder instability or dislocation

-    Arthritis

-    Biceps tendon rupture

-    Referred pain from internal organs


Elbow Pain

Elbow pain is caused by an injury to the tendons and muscles linking the forearm muscles to the elbow joint.  The forearm muscles include the ulna and radius. Any movement that involves the elbow joint, like tooth brushing, lifting objects and the like worsens the pain.

People who work at the computer aggravate the ulnar nerve pain.  Also, sleeping in a position that places pressure on your elbow can bring about pinching the ulnar nerve.

Symptoms of Elbow Pain

A sharp burning pain at the center of the elbow is the most common symptom. You may also feel a weakness in the area and you may unintentionally drop things.

Children are more likely to have elbow injuries because their bones are very soft.  Fortunately, children’s injury usually heals faster.

If you or your children experience pain from unexpected pain from an impact, fall or twist in your elbow, it is very important to have it evaluated as soon as possible.

Arm Pain

Arm pain should not be disregarded.  It is a warning signal of a severe condition in the body. Positions that always strain muscles are likely to result in arm pain like the carpal tunnel syndrome, lateral epicondylitis or tennis elbow.

Fractures like scaphoid often cause swelling around the area.  The scaphoid is a fracture to a small bone between your thumb and wrist.

Poor posture can also cause arm pain.  When there is a shift of position, it causes a muscle tension in the shoulder and neck causing pain in the arm.

Hand Pain

Work and hobbies that make use of your hands may cause you to develop chronic pain.  It can lead to other health issues and side effects.  Chiropractic care may be able to help ease the pain and bring back the normal range of motion in your hands.

Pain in your hands can be the consequence of a bone misalignment in our neck or back.  The nerves that empower your arms, fingers, and hands are coming from the spinal cord.  A slipped disc in the back can squeeze the nerves that eventually go to your hands.  A chiropractic treatment can help you get your spine back to appropriate alignment. It can decrease the swelling in your wrists and hands by applying chiropractic techniques. When the swelling subsides, you will feel less stiffness and tension. The range of motion will also improve.