Shoulder/Elbow

Shoulder Pain

Treatment Recommended: Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, Massage

1. Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

The shoulder aches often at night and when the arm is raised away from the body It also causes pain when raising the arm out to the side or in front of the body or performing overhead tasks. 

The impingement syndrome is exactly what it says, it’s the entrapment of a tendon of the supraspinatus muscle of the shoulder that rotates the arm gets pinched. The impingement occurs below a prominent bone in the front of the shoulder the acromion and the humerus causing tendonitis.

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome, Swimmers Shoulder, Throwers Shoulder, Supraspinatus Tendinitis and a Painful Arc Syndrome are all terms used to describe the problem.

 

2. Rotator Cuff Injury or Tear

The shoulder aches often at night and when the arm is raised away from the body It also causes pain when raising the arm out to the side or in front of the body or performing overhead task and pain when lowering the arm and lacks control. 

The rotator cuff is an important group of four muscles that surround the shoulder joint. They are important in providing stability to the shoulder joint and to rotate the shoulder. Actions like putting your hand behind your back or putting your hand behind your head and to lift the arm away from your body involve the rotator cuff muscles. Of the four muscles the tendons of the supraspinatus muscle are most frequently torn where it passes below the tip of the shoulder (acromion. Severity of a tear will vary, and they are often classified by experts in grades 1-4.

 

3. Frozen Shoulder

The ligamentous shoulder capsule that surrounds the joint becomes inflamed stiffens and becomes painful gradually reducing mobility with time

Pain in the entire shoulder which can refer in to the upper arm, with a very limited movement

 

Elbow Pain 

Treatment Recommended: Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy

Tennis Elbow [Lateral Epicondylitis 

Tennis elbow is a condition that causes pain around the outside of the elbow and upper forearm.

It often occurs after strenuous overuse of the wrist extensor muscles and tendons of the forearm, near the elbow joint.

Pain when lifting or bending your arm, gripping small objects such as a pen or twisting your forearm when turning a door handle or opening a jar.

 

Golfers Elbow [Medial Epicondylitis] 

Golfers elbow is a condition that causes pain around the inside of the elbow and upper forearm.

It often occurs after strenuous overuse of the wrist flexor muscles and tendons of the forearm, near the elbow joint.

Pain when lifting or bending your arm, gripping small objects such as a pen or twisting your forearm when turning a door handle or opening a jar.

Treatments Recommended

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists specialise in the diagnosis, management and treatment of painful conditions that affect the joints of the spine, arms and legs, as well as the associated muscles, ligaments and surrounding structures.

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Chiropractic

Chiropractors specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of painful physical conditions that are caused by poor mechanical working of the joints, and their associated ligaments, muscles, discs and nerves.

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Massage Therapy

Massage Therapists specialise in the treatment of painful conditions of the body using a variety of manual techniques, focussing on the joints and muscles. 

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