There are many conditions that cause pain in the shoulder:
- Referred pain from the neck
- Muscle injury
- Wear and tear
- Frozen shoulder
Early diagnosis and treatment is important to avoid long-term loss of arm mobility. Arm pain is commonly referred from the neck and shoulder conditions. Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) is often misused as a diagnosis. This is an extremely painful condition when the joint capsule surrounding the shoulder becomes inflamed, swollen and contracted and can be extremely debilitating.
Tennis elbow is used to describe pain found on the outer part of the elbow and the upper part of the forearm. The pain is due to inflammation of the tendon and bony protuberance. Tennis elbow is usually the result of an overuse injury not playing tennis!
At Wakefield Chiropractic Clinic we have an excellent reputation of successful treatment outcomes. This is born out by patient testimonials covering 20 years. At your initial consultation you will be given advice on how to control and manage the pain and ensure a quicker recovery.
Finding and treating the cause….not the symptoms!
After an in depth consultation about your complaint, lifestyle and medical history, a full examination including chiropractic, orthopaedic and neurological tests will be done. Following the examination you will be given an explanation of findings where your diagnosis is explained to you using charts and models so that you fully understand your problem. At Wakefield Chiropractic Clinic therapy is designed to restore normal range of movement to the joints, relax muscle spasm and relieve strain on ligaments.
Treatment mainly involves safe, often gentle, specific spinal manipulation and soft tissue work/massage to free joints in the spine or other areas of the body that are not moving properly. Ice or heat may be recommended and in some cases dry needling (acupuncture) offered. Advice on pain management and how to exercise is given.