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Arm Pain

June 1, 2014

Pain within the arm may be caused from variety of things. Abnormalities of the skin, nerves, bones, joints, blood vessels, and soft tissues of the arm will all end in pain. Typically diseases that have an effect on different organs within the body, like vascular disease or inflammatory disease, may be the explanation for pain within the arm. Causes of arm pain vary from delicate annoyances to severe and serious occurrences. Refereed pain from certain heart conditions will shoot to the shoulder and arm. Treatments for arm pain need to be properly diagnosed to determine the underlying cause.


Sometimes ligaments or muscles in your arm area become overworked by sports or work, which can cause pain and discomfort. Hand and arm pain are often caused by trauma or strain attributed to repetitive motion or even pregnancy. This results in muscle tightness or restriction in joint movement in shoulder, elbow, wrist, or hand. "Carpal Tunnel Syndrome" may be a quite common condition. It causes numbness and decreased muscular strength principally within the first and second finger. In some less apparent cases, pain within the shoulder and into your arm are often caused by "referred pain" from the neck or shoulder. A prolapsed (slipped) disc will cause shooting pain down your arm as needle sensations. Whiplash injuries from vehicle accidents are one of the most common causes of shoulder and arm pain. It may be attributed to nerves associated with the joints in the cervical spine or muscle irritation (trigger points) on your back. New research has shown decreased lower cervical spine range of motion can cause altered shoulder movement, then altered elbow movement, then wrist and hand pain. Another consideration is nerve entrapment syndrome which can occur in the shoulder and elbow.



A Chiropractic physician can examine you and conduct diagnostic tests to work out is the cause of your shoulder or arm pain. There are many variables to shoulder and arm pain, it's vital to pinpoint precisely what causes the pain. Once the determination of how mild or extreme your case is, a treatment plan will be created. For instance, inflammatory disease and trigger points require totally different care. Through chiropractic and soft tissue techniques, pain could also be reduced or perhaps eliminated. Chiropractors will assist you modify your habits and manner to safeguard yourself from arm and shoulder injuries. Most arm and wrist pain can be treated with conservative care and ergonomic changes to make lasting changes in arm pain.

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