Acromioclavicular arthritis is usually caused by overload and repeated movements between the two joints, which have lost their stability. The chiropractor’s job is to get the shoulder back to function properly.
Brachialgia - Pain in the arm
Brachialgia presents with pain, tingling, or a sense of weakness in the arms and is usually caused by compression or traction of one or more nerves originating in the neck. Often, it presents with pain in the neck, shoulder, arm, and/or hand, tiredness, and rapid fatigue after a few movements with the arm, tingling, and weakness in the grip of the hand. The most common causes are herniated discs and cervical arthrosis but, in both cases, it is a problem due to mechanical dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system and responds well to chiropractic treatment.
Bursitis is the inflammation of a “bag” of fluid, which acts as a cushion in some joints. It often occurs in the shoulder or hip. This inflammation frequently responds to physiotherapy treatments which, however, while decreasing the pain, do not resolve the cause of the problem. Often, bursitis is the consequence of a dysfunction in joint mechanics, which causes compression or rubbing of the bursa. The chiropractor intervenes effectively on this problem.
Adhesive capsulitis or frozen shoulder
Resolving this issue may take some time. For this reason, it is usually difficult to benefit from traditional treatments. In the absence of ruptures or calcifications, it generally has a very good prognosis.
The rotators are the four main muscles of the shoulder. When the cuff gives symptoms, it means that there are imbalances in the functioning of these or other muscles, as well as in the skeleton in general. By correcting these imbalances, we can get rid of the symptoms.
Due to muscle and joint sprains, the scapula no longer moves in sync with the rib cage, collarbone, and humerus.
Instability - Dislocation
Often caused by shoulder trauma or repeated movements by sportsmen (such as volleyball players, swimmers, basketball, or rugby players), the instability, if not treated, can cause dislocation of the shoulder. Through various muscle tests, the chiropractor can identify the muscles that need activation and rehabilitation.
Myalgia - muscle aches or pains
Through applied kinesiology, which assesses muscle function in a non-invasive and painless way, the chiropractor can trace the origin of muscle problems.
The generic term usually used to indicate shoulder pain, periarthritis can be solved through the chiropractic approach.
Shoulder conflict syndrome has various causes. The chiropractor can specifically isolate these causes to determine the health of the shoulder joint, muscles, tendons, and bursae. Once the problem has been identified, the chiropractor can advise the patient and start the treatment.
Excessive and/or inappropriate use of a tendon, as well as repetitive motion, can create excess friction leading to inflammation and irritation. This factor causes joint pain and movement restrictions. The chiropractic approach, in conjunction with physiotherapy, allows to identify and correct this problem.
Golfer's elbow or medial epicondylitis
This pathology is manifested by pain localized on the inside of the elbow and the inside of the forearm. Caused by muscle overload, the chiropractic approach helps release muscle tension and restore appropriate movement.
Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis
This pathology is manifested by pain localized on the outside of the elbow and of the forearm. The chiropractor’s approach helps release muscle tension and restore appropriate movement.
Cubital tunnel syndrome
Cubital tunnel syndrome is a disease caused by compression of the ulnar nerve at the elbow. Symptoms can range from numbness and stinging in the ring and little fingers to severe elbow pain and weakness in the hand and forearm muscles. This problem is generally mechanical and can be solved through the intervention of the chiropractor.
Carpal tunnel syndrome
This syndrome is a common condition that causes pain, numbness, and tingling in the hand and fingers. This problem occurs when the median nerve is compressed as it passes through the wrist. The chiropractic adjustment restores the height of the carpal tunnel, reducing the pressure inside until the symptoms are removed.
Round pronator syndrome
The pronator teres syndrome is a painful pathology caused by compression of the median nerve in the proximal 1/3 of the forearm.
The chiropractor can give relief to the patient through the release of the muscles, the restoration of the mechanics of the elbow, and the other structures involved.
This syndrome is similar to that of the pronator teres. The chiropractor can give relief to the patient, through the release of the muscles, the restoration of the mechanics of the elbow, and the other structures involved.
Guyon's tunnel syndrome
Similar to the carpal tunnel, but on the other side of the hand, Guyon’s tunnel syndrome, The chiropractor intervenes by reducing the pressure inside the tunnel, until the symptoms are removed.
Trigger points are muscle contractures that can cause local or referred pain. Thanks to chiropractic treatment, muscle release, and corrective exercises, contractures will no longer be an issue.