What causes shoulder pain?
The shoulder is a ball and socket joint with a large range of movement. Such a mobile joint tends to be more susceptible to injury. Shoulder pain can stem from one or more of the following causes:
- Strains from overexertion
- Tendonitis from overuse
- Shoulder joint instability
- Collar or upper arm bone fractures
- Frozen shoulder
- Pinched nerves (also called radiculopathy)
- And many more..
Carpal tunnel Syndrome is pressure on the median nerve causes carpal tunnel syndrome. This pressure can come from swelling or anything that makes the carpal tunnel smaller. Many things can cause this swelling. The median nerve and servel tendons run from your forearm to your hand through a small space in your wrist call the carpal tunnerl. This median nerve controls movement and feeling in your thumb and first three fingers.
There can be many causes of arm pain. The nerves to the arm come from the cervical spine, and this is an area that can become strained from our lifestyles. We look down a lot when we're on computers, reading, or texting. We're carrying heavy shoulder bags on our shoulders and heavy backpacks for children. This puts a lot of stress on the nerves and the muscles that will then attach and pass through the shoulder and into the arm. Things like stenosis, arthritis, or disc herniations can be cause of nerve pain that goes down the arm, and these conditions often can be very successfully treated by chiropractors. Most of it can be healed with conservative care like chiropractic. Your chiropractor will also recommend lifestyle changes. They may change the way your computer is set up, the kinds of pillows you use when you sleep, and the way you sit on your sofa. And they'll address postural issues, how you're standing and how you're moving. In addition to adjusting your spine very precisely, a chiropractor may also adjust the extremity joints including shoulder, elbow, and wrist to make sure that everything is functioning as a unit. Your chiropractor may also choose to use other modalities as part of the chiropractic session, which may include things like heat or ice, ultrasound, cold laser, gentle stretching, exercises to stretch or strengthen the structures surrounding the neck, shoulder, and arm.