Pain in your shoulder, arm or elbow can be due to a number of conditions. In many cases, these conditions can arise from underlying problems in the muscles and joints of your neck or back. As chiropractors, we help you with pain relief and improving your joint mobility.
Frozen shoulder also known as Adhesive Capsulitis, is a painful condition where there is reduced or very little movement in your shoulder.
You may find it difficult to carry out everyday tasks such as dressing, driving or sleeping comfortably. The pain and restriction may have come on slowly over a number of months or years and the severity will usually depend on how long you’ve had the condition for.
A frozen shoulder occurs when there is thickening and swelling of the capsule that surrounds your shoulder joint. Bands of scar tissue form inside the shoulder capsule, causing it to thicken, swell and tighten (Adhesion). This leaves less space for your upper arm bone in the joint and makes any movement stiff and painful. You may also have pain or stiffness in your neck and back as frozen shoulder can often stem from underlying mechanical problems from the muscles and joints in these areas.
Recovery from a frozen shoulder can be slow and the symptoms can last for a long time. Early treatment could help prevent long-term stiffness and pain in your joint.
Chiropractic treatment for a frozen shoulder is focused on reducing your pain, keeping your joints as mobile as possible and correcting any underlying mechanical problems in your spine. Your chiropractor will be able to provide advice and tailor a treatment program specific for your case.
If you are suffering from a frozen shoulder, why don’t you contact us? Relief may be sooner than you realise! Get in touch with us today.
Tennis Elbow or Lateral Epicondylitis, is a condition that results in pain and tenderness around the outside of your elbow. The pain often gets worse when you use your arm, especially with twisting movements such as turning a door handle, opening the lid of a jar or gripping small objects.
Tennis Elbow often occurs after strenuous use of the muscles and tendons of your forearm. As its’ name suggests, it is sometimes caused by playing tennis. However, it can be caused by a number of other physical activities as well. Gardening, playing squash, swimming, repetitive manual work such as plumbing, bricklaying, typing or using scissors can also lead to Tennis Elbow.
Tennis Elbow may also develop as a result of underlying mechanical problems in your spine and muscles around it. You may be experiencing pain or stiffness in your neck, back or shoulder area. We could help with relief from your pain, improve the mobility in your joints and help correct the underlying problems in your spine and muscles. We will provide advice and recommend a suitable treatment plan for you.
If you are suffering from Tennis Elbow, why don’t you contact us? Relief may be sooner than you realise! Get in touch with us today.