Arm, Elbow and Hand Pain
The arm and elbow is actually made up of several joints combined with tendons, ligaments, and muscles. A variety of injuries and conditions can impact your elbow down to your hand including: sprains and strains, dislocation or separation, nerve impingement, or Bursitis. Hand injuries such as carpal tunnel, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or tendinitis can also affect your hands.
Elbow pain can occur suddenly or become chronically worse over time. Elbow pain may also radiate up or down your entire arm and into your fingers. As a major joint in your body, your elbow can easily be injured by repetitive motion. Repetitive typing or texting can cause strain to other areas of the arm. Carpal tunnel is when the median nerve gets entrapped in your elbow or transverse carpal ligament in your wrist. Tennis elbow refers to an injury in the tendons that surround the lateral or outside elbow area, while golfer’s elbow causes problems with the inner elbow tendons.
If you are interested in fixing tendonitis, carpal tunnel and avoiding surgery, then let our experienced chiropractors near Portland Maine explain how we can help with your arm and hand pain.
Some Common Conditions We Treat
Tennis or Golfers Elbow
Also known as medial or lateral epicondylitis, It is typically caused by overuse and irritation within the elbow joint.Tenderness is often characterized by a dull, achy feeling and is the result of repetitive strain.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Can often be the result of repetitive activities, especially those overhead, and repetitive movements It may present with weakness accompanied by pinpoint or radiating pain from the elbow or hand
Hand pain is often the result of poor ROM and muscular activation, unless acute or overuse trauma has occurred.
Elbow/ Wrist Pain Patient Review
My hand started hurting about six months ago. When the pain grew regular (and acute), I couldn't put weight on my hand, I could barely even unscrew jars. My chiropractor Dr. St. John, figured out that my problem was tightness in tendons in my hand. He gave me a few simple exercises to do to stretch the tendons. Within several weeks of doing my exercises, I could feel the difference. Now I have no to minimal pain -- a significant improvement not even a month later. Sometimes going to the right specialist is worth its weight in gold!
D.S. from Yelp
Possible Treatment Options For Shoulder Pain
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Frequently Asked Questions
I'm experiencing pain in my wrists. Can a chiropractor help with that?Yes our chiropractors are highly skilled in treating conditions hand and wrist. Our chiropractors provide conservative treatment options and will prescribe stretching exercises to assist in reducing arm pain. We would first have to evaluate movement patterns of the upper extremity to determine the specific exercises and appropriate course of treatment.
I fell on my elbow from slipping on snow and ice, can you help?Depending on your specific case we can recommend exercises that are precise towards your diagnosis as a fall can stem from a variety of issues. Seeing a medical professional following a fall or accident is beneficial especially if you are experiencing pain. It is important to get the injured area examined in order that appropriate treatment can be administered and proper rehabilitation can begin. If nothing is broken we can incorporate a variety of soft tissue therapies with rehabilitative exercises to promote healing and proper mobility.
What is carpal tunnel? What are some things I can do for relief?Depending on the nature of the carpal tunnel pain you are experiencing, our chiropractors can provide you with a proper diagnosis that can bring relief. Carpal Tunnel can stem from a variety of issues like nerve entrapments, diabetic neuropathies, repetitive strain, or the pronator teres muscle in your elbow. We will often incorporate a variety of soft tissue therapies with rehabilitative exercises to promote healing and proper mobility.
OUR "MENDING" METHODS
We utilize soft tissue treatments such as Graston Technique to restore the proper motion of muscles, fascia, ligaments, nerves, and tendons. In conjunction with other soft tissue treatments and rehab exercises we use end range loading techniques beneficial in creating proper long lasting soft tissue results. This reduces tension/ tightness and eliminates the patient’s pain and musculoskeletal dysfunction.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR PAIN
Take a couple of minutes to tell us about your symptoms and pain areas. Prefer to chat over the phone? Call us for a free discovery visit phone consultation or visit Mend Health of Scarborough Maine.