Arm, Hand and Shoulder Pain

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What is Hand, Arm and Shoulder Pain?


Arm, hand and shoulder pain can be a problem for many patients which general stems from a multitude of conditions, pain in the shoulders can be due to many dysfunctions including rotator cuff abnormalities and inflammatory pain. Arm and hand pain might be due to muscle spasm and joint arthritis. Our pain experts understand your painful condition at Weston Medical Health Center we provide diagnostic testing to properly assets what the cause of the pain is and then provide proper treatment options for the patient.

Causes of Arm Shoulder and Hand pain:

  • Rotator Cuff Dysfunction – The rotator cuff is a very delicate and injury prone area,  muscles and tendons in the rotator cuff are generally very fragile. The  the smallest movements such as reaching behind your seat in a car or lifting up a weighted object the wrong way can trigger tears and stress in the area causes the patient debilitating shoulder pain.
  • Brachial Plexopathy -This syndrome describes pain and weakness associated with compression of the brachial plexus, which is a large grouping of nerves extending from the neck into the arms. The brachial plexus can become injured by compression of muscles, bone, trauma, tumor, or inflammation and movement of the neck and shoulder can worsen the pain symptoms.
  • Tennis Elbow – Is a painful condition that occurs when tendons in your elbow are overworked, usually by repetitive motions of the wrist and arm.
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome-  (CTS) refers to a common, specific pattern of hand discomfort, numbness, or paresthesia (burning discomfort) that occurs along the palm into the fingers and wrist.
  • Arthritis – Joint degeneration, inflammation and stiffness can cause Arm, Shoulder and Hand pain.
  • Frozen Shoulder – Stiffness and pain in your shoulder joint. Signs and symptoms typically begin gradually, worsen over time. Your risk of developing frozen shoulder increases if you’re recovering from a medical condition or procedure that affects the mobility of your arm — such as a stroke or a mastectomy.

Treatment for Arm, Hand and Shoulder Pain

Once properly diagnosed Weston Medical Health Center will provide the you with optimal treatment options to help your condition and bring you out of pain as soon as possible. Below are some of our treatment options for arm, hand and shoulder pain offered a Weston Medical Health Center:

  • Massage Therapy – Massaging and stretching the muscle can relieve pain and tension in the neck, shoulder, arm, and hand muscles. Massage increases blood flow to the muscles and helps to promote flexibility in the body’s strained areas allowing proper function. Also over time massage therapy works to bring the body into proper posture position which prevents future pain and can eliminated risk of certain conditions.
  • Physical Therapy – Our expert therapists will work with you to strengthen and improve the bodies posture through proper exercise range of motion, resistance training, and improve joint mobility and muscle flexibility through corrective exercise and stretching.
  • Spinal Adjustments – Regular spinal adjustments put the body in correct posture alignment and helps to relieve muscle strain.
  • Injection Based Procedures – Such as trigger point injections, therapeutic injections , intra-articular joint procedures help relief pain and increase mobility. See more about out Shoulder Pain Management Procedures.

 

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