Shoulder, Arm, and Hand Pain in Wheaton
Rotator Cuff Injury:
The rotator cuff is made up of 4 tendons that surround the shoulder joint. The most common injury to the rotator cuff is irritation to the tendons that produce inflammation (tendonitis). Other injuries can include chronic wear and tear or a traumatic event that may cause partial or complete tears to one or more of the rotator cuff tendons. Pain is usually a gradual onset that worsens over time and can be located in the front, top, or side of the shoulder and even at the top of the arm.
Treatment for a rotator cuff injury differs case to case. Sometimes, a reduction in activity, anti-inflammatories, and a light strengthening program can eliminate symptoms. For moderate to severe pain a more detailed program can be prescribed that may include Active Release Technique (A.R.T.) and a functional rehab program.
Medial & Lateral Epicondylitis:
Medial and Lateral Epicondylitis typically causes pain and numbness with increased activity relieved by rest, but can become constant as the condition worsens. Medial epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow) is pain on the inside of the elbow and Lateral epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow) is pain on the outside of the elbow. Pain can radiate from the elbow down into the forearm and even the hand. Another symptom may be weakness of the hand especially with grip strength.
It is important to reduce the inflammation of the area early on in treatment. This can be achieved with E-stim, Ice, or anti-inflammatory medication. Active Release Technique (A.R.T.) will help decrease the tension of the muscle tendons and release in adhesions they may have developed. A proper stretching program will also be provided to keep the muscles loose and elongated.
Carpal Tunnel & Median Nerve Entrapment:
Carpal tunnel syndrome is pain, numbness and/or tingling and other problems in your hand as a result of excessive pressure on the median nerve in your neck, armpit, forearm or wrist.
The symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome are tingling, numbness, weakness or pain in your fingers or hand. You may experience pain in your arm between your hand and elbow.
Carpal tunnel symptoms most often occur in the thumb, index finger, middle finger and half of the ring finger. You may notice symptoms starting at nighttime, with direct pressure on one specific area or with one specific movement.
Hand Pain & Radial Nerve Entrapment:
There are six entrapment sites of the radial nerve starting at the neck and moving down the arm. If the radial nerve is entrapped at one of these sites you will feel discomfort in the back of the hand, thumb, and pointer finger. Pain in the forearm may also occur.
Tracing the pathway of the radial nerve will reveal the entrapment site which can be released with A.R.T. treatments and resolve the numbness and tingling. A chiropractic adjustment of the neck, elbow, and wrist should be performed to help restore proper joint biomechanics and motion.
Pinky Finger & Ulnar Nerve Entrapment:
There are eight entrapment sites of the ulnar nerve starting at the neck and then moving down into the arm. Irritation of the ulnar nerve will give problems in the pinky finger and ring finger. Symptoms may include burning, pain, tightness, numbness or tingling of the inside of the hand and pinky finger. Pain and tenderness of the inside portion of the elbow may also be experienced.
Tracing the pathway of the ulnar nerve will reveal the entrapment site which can be released with A.R.T. treatments and resolve the numbness and tingling. A chiropractic adjustment of the neck, elbow, and wrist should be performed to help restore proper joint biomechanics and motion.
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Wheaton Chiropractic Spine & Joint Center
115 West Wesley Street #2
Wheaton, IL 60187