Shoulder and arm pain

Your shoulders, arms, wrists and hands are comprised of a multitude of interrelating joints for you to be able to perform complex movements.

Your shoulders are one of the most freely movable joints in the entire body, however, due to the high range of motion and mobility within the shoulder and arm complex, the region is left highly susceptible to injury and loss of function. As a result, you may experience a wide variety of symptoms. Symptoms, such as pain, reduced motion, pins and needles or shooting pains up and down the arms may be a result of trauma or repetitive stress to your shoulder, elbow or wrist. You may be surprised that the site of your symptoms where the problem actually is originating from may be in the lower part of the neck.

We note that elbow complaints are often a result of overuse, especially with sports such as golf and tennis as well as repetitive strain from navigating a computer mouse.

Hand and wrist function are often taken for granted, however this can dramatically affect us when we are experiencing pain or injury in the area. We often see simple tasks are often affected the most when an injury occurs – such as eating, cooking and cleaning.
Whilst some wrist problems can be a result of direct injury or restriction to the wrist and hand, we tend so see that the cause of the problem may be due to dysfunction elsewhere in your arm or body, causing referral to your hands and wrists.

Some typical complaints our chiropractors see in the practice are rotator cuff injuries, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome and a variety of other work and sport related injuries.

In order to determine the root cause of your complaint, our chiropractors perform a thorough history, neurological and orthopaedic examination of your whole body. It’s important to note that the location of the pain is not necessarily where the problem lies.

We are excited to have you as a patient at Sims & Finn Chiropractic

Our goal is to assess you thoroughly to determine if you have a structural shift in your spine causing secondary condition (symptoms).
We then explain and provide you with care options. We customise a plan of care for you, taking into consideration your age, health and lifestyle factors.
Once we have worked together to create the necessary health improvements, we will assist you in choices to maintain the corrections you have achieved.

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