Hand, Elbow and Shoulder
Chiropractors are not just knowledgeable about the spine and neck. There are many problems people can experience in the upper limb that can be diagnosed by a chiropractor.
Pain in the upper limb is an issue we see quite frequently. However, it is important to assess whether or not it is an upper limb complaint, or if it is referred pain from the neck, shoulder, or elsewhere. A chiropractor is specifically trained in neurology and orthopaedics to assess this and identify and differentiate between different causes of these kind of complaints.
Athletes as well as non-athletes can commonly experience other upper limb issues such as:
- Rotator cuff injury or tendinopathy.
- Thoracic outlet syndrome.
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
- Golfers / Tennis Elbow (medial / lateral epicondylitis).
- Sprains, strains and muscular tears.
As with all complaints the most important first step is to arrive at a diagnosis and identify a plan of management. Chiropractic is not always the solution to all problems, but it can be a valuable first step to ensure you have a clear idea of what the issue is and how to best manage it. If there are self care options for complaints that don't require input from a chiropractor, we will teach you what you need to know. If conservative manual or physical care is appropriate, we will advice you as to the best plan, and start treating you at the initial assessment.
If you have any questions or you are in doubt as to whether we can help. An assessment (full case history and examination) is always the best first step. From there we can correctly advise you and you can then make an informed decision as to how you best seek care for your complaint.