These areas can be a common site of pain or discomfort. Since we often use our arms in repetitive movements, it is easy for imbalances to occur and cause pain over time.
Conditions of the Elbow:
- Tennis Elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is the most common, painful irritation of the wrist muscles where they connect to outside of the elbow.
- Golfer’s Elbow, or medial epicondylitis, is the painful irritation of the muscles on the inside of your elbow.
Conditions of the wrist and hand:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common issue causing numbness and tingling in the palm as well as the thumb, index, and middle fingers.
- De Quervain’s Syndrome is an inflammation of the tendons in the forearm. This inflammation causes pain and discomfort in the forearm near the thumb.
Hand osteoarthritis: Many of our joints contain a “cushiony” layer of cartilage that acts as a shock absorber during movement and activity. Over time, when the joints don’t align properly, the process of “wear and tear” causes this cartilage to progressively disintegrate, compromising its ability to dissipate stress.
By making sure that the central nervous system is controlling and coordinating proper movement and alignment, chiropractic adjustments can often help your body heal better, restore better movement and ultimately, feel better!
If you are experiencing any issues like this or have any questions, please feel free to contact us. Our mission is provide the very best education, products, services, and support necessary to make sure that we generate unparalleled change in our community’s health and well-being.