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Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist And Hand Pain Treatment

Shoulder Pain

A painful and stiff shoulder condition is a common occurrence. The shoulder is an amazingly mobile joint that permits us to do so much though the trade-off is a loss of stability and the opportunity to use it in ways it wasn’t designed. Hence the common problems.

Do you suffer from;

  • Chronic Shoulder Pain and Stiffness
  • Shoulder pain when you do certain things with your arm
  • Rotator Cuff Disorders such as tears and strains
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Shoulder pain from sleeping

Chiropractic and myotherapy can assist with these shoulder problems.

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Shoulder

How did l get shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain can be caused in many ways. Some of the most common are;

  • Using a computer mouse at work
  • Exercise injuries
  • Repetition injuries with your arm out in front of you eg, hairdressers, shop assistants, chefs and vehicle drivers

How can shoulder pain present?

There is local shoulder pain that may travel up into the neck, down the arm or even into the shoulder blade. Usually there is some limitation to full movement and certain activities that irritate eg, reaching for the seat belt, putting clothes on the line, using the mouse, sleeping on the involved side.

Elbow pain

Elbow pain can be quite a problem. Most people ignore it for a few weeks and hope it will go away and find out that it slowly gets a bit worse.

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Elbow

How did l get elbow pain?

Most elbow pain does not have a clear origin. It creeps up on people without doing too much different from any other week. Most elbow pain that comes in the absence of trauma is a muscle overuse problem which can come from any number of diverse activities including

  • Sports involving hand gripping a bat, club or racquet
  • High repetition occupations that use hand held equipment such as scissors, snips, knives and shovels
  • Low load but long duration events such as using a computer mouse,holding a steering wheel or holding a brushcutter

How can elbow pain present?

The pain can range from low grade to intense and from intermittent to constant in occurrence. It may be local only and sore to the touch but can be a constant ache with pain down the forearm into the wrist and hand.

Grasping cups, holding kettles, taking lids off jars and turning taps and handles can be very painful if not impossible.

Chiropractic and Myotherapy care can work to correct the joint mechanics and damaged muscles. With the correct advice and habit change your elbow pain can be effectively managed and dealt with.

Wrist Pain

You don’t realize how much you use wrist until it becomes sore and then you really find out. The wrist is an amazingly designed array of bones and tendons that work together to provide stability, dexterity, flexibility and strength all at once.

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How did l get wrist pain?

In children the most common cause of wrist pain is trauma. Falls from bikes, trampolines and sport are an everyday event.

Wrist pain in the adult is usually from repetition of everyday tasks with the misconception that the task needs to be heavy. The causes can be as simple as the prolonged holding of a computer mouse.

Wrist

How can wrist pain present?

Wrist pain can make it hard to hold objects or even shake someone’s hand. The pain typically stays in the region of the wrist but limits the full range of movement. Prolonged wrist pain slowly moves up into the forearm as the restricted use of the muscles due to wrist pain has an impact on the function of the muscles.

Hand pain

Hand pain is less common than a lot of other joints. Considering how much we use our hand this is rather surprising.

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How did l get hand pain?

Some of the common causes of hand pain are;

  • A fall or punch injury
  • Repetitive overuse injury
  • Arthritis particularly of the thumb and last finger joints

How can hand present?

Hand pain is obviously a problem since we use our hands so much. Hand pain often feels OK so long as you don’t use it but that’s hardly practical.

Chiropractic and Myotherapy is an effective way to deal with the majority of hand complaints by targeting the joints, muscles and ligaments.

How Chiropractic and Myotherapy can help you

  1. Examination

    The first and most important step is to evaluate if we can help you. We are well trained to conduct a thorough history followed by an orthopaedic, neurological and physical examination.

    If you have any imagery studies already performed these are valuable. If you don’t these may be requested if the history and examination deems this important to your case.

  2. Provide a diagnosis

    At the end of our examination we will be able to provide you with an accurate diagnosis of what the problem is.

  3. Plan a Course of Action

    If after the examination we determine that we can help you we will plan a Course of Action to get you back to where you want to be. We will be able to give you

    a) A timeline of how long the process will take
    b) The techniques we recommend
    c) What you need to modify at home and work
    d) Give you any necessary exercises and advice that assist recovery

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