We may not always be aware of it, but we use our arms for the majority of the activities we engage in during our day-to-day life. They are probably one of the most versatile parts of our bodies! Similar to the spine, our elbows, shoulders, hands, and wrists perform both complex movements and functions. And so, due to the high range of mobility in these parts of the body, the joints can become stiff, painful, or even lose their ability to function normally. The working ability of the shoulder is also dependent on the arm, neck, and mid-back. Therefore, if you have problems in any one of these areas, you should see a chiropractor as soon as you can.
Chiropractic treatment is the non-surgical treatment of disorders of the nervous system and musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors use hands-on spinal manipulation and other alternative therapies to enable the body to heal itself without medication or surgery.
Symptoms such as pain, loss of strength, reduced motion, or pins and needles can occur in the shoulder and down the arm due to various reasons. In fact, shoulder, arm, and hand pain have become very common these days. You may be placing an excessive amount of stress on your limbs by sitting without proper back support, sleeping in a poor position, or even by being injured in a traumatic event such as such as falling. The pressure put on your elbow, shoulder, and wrist joints can cause pain and dysfunction anywhere in the shoulder and arm.
Some of the most common complaints and injuries that chiropractors can treat include general sports injuries, tennis elbow, rotator cuff injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, and work-related repetitive stress-induced injuries.
Painful conditions such as frozen shoulder can be very frustrating and can affect individuals of any age. They can range from mild pain to chronic pain that affects your daily life. This can be caused by specific injuries to the muscles, joints, tendons, cartilage, ligament, or through wear-and-tear from past injuries. The group of nerves called the brachial plexus that allows your shoulder and arm to move and feel actually originate from the upper spine and neck. Any damage caused to this area can cause arm and shoulder pain. If you have any shoulder conditions such as frozen shoulder, rotator cuff disorders, stiffness and tension, and even arthritis, get in touch with a chiropractor today to receive immediate help.
Overuse of the arm and elbows are common among office workers. The same repetitive movement that you use while using the mouse and keyboard while working on the computer can lead to pain and discomfort. Injuries from sports like golf and tennis can also cause elbow pain. However, sometimes elbow pain is caused by a problem in the neck, shoulder, or elbow. This is why it’s important to have a trained professional examine these areas prior to coming to a conclusion about the source of the pain.
HAND AND WRIST PAIN
Our hands and wrists are extremely important to us because they are involved in most of our daily duties. Eating, cleaning, writing, typing, cooking, and so much more can be affected if our hands and wrists are in pain. Common complaints involving hand and wrist pain include numbness (pins and needles), carpal tunnel syndrome, and stiffness of the joints. While some hand and wrist problems can be due to the reduced movement and restriction of the wrist, some of the other symptoms could be due to dysfunction in other areas of the body. Talk to your chiropractor today to find out the reason behind the pain and to get it treated without further delay.
Melville Wellness has a team of chiropractors in Perth available to help, get in touch today to book a consultation!