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.


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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