Shoulder, elbow and hand pain

  • Problems in the upper body and limbs are very common, these problems can be caused by a number of different factors.
  • All movment and function in the upper extremities (shoulder, arms, hands) are dependant on good function in the neck, back, shoulder blade and clavicle.
  • The Chiropractor is trained to diagnose and treat neuro-musculoskeletal problems within the whole body including the very important upper body area.

Cause

The most common reasons for injury to the upper body are:

  • Repetitive movement and posture problems
    • Especially repetitive working conditions with the arms above the head.
  • Poor posture, sitting and continuous standing can lead to:
    • Rounded shoulders
    • Tensed arms
    • Anterior head posture
  • Repetitive, non-versatile exercise and training
    • Especially racket sports (tennis, pingpong, badminton etc)
  • Trauma

Common symptoms

  • Sharp pain around the shoulders when lifting objects.
  • Shoulder pain at night
  • Pain in the arm and around the elbow
  • Pain around the elbow, especially when gripping and working with the hand
  • Swollen, warm and painful musculature

Vanliga Diagnoser

  • Muscle pain (Myalgia)
    • Commonly due to poor posture and movement over a longer period of time
  • Acute shoulder pain
    • Clavicle fracture
    • Joint dysfunction
    • Dislocation
  • Tendon and bursa inflammation/Impingment
    • Strain injury
  • Calcific tendinitis
    • Long term inflammation leading to scar tissue formation and calcification of the tendon.
  • Frozen Shoulder
    • Joint capsule inflammation – common with older underlying problems in the shoulder.

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Problems in the upper body and limbs are very common, these problems can be caused by a number of different factors. All movment and function in the upper extremities (shoulder, arms, hands) are dependant on good function in the neck, back, shoulder blade and clavicle. The Chiropractor is trained to diagnose and treat neuro-musculoskeletal problems […]

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