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Arm & Wrist Pain Treatment in Olney MD

 

You use your arms and hands for almost everything! All movement in your arms, wrists and hands is controlled by the brain. The brain connects them with the rest of your body through billions of nerves that make up your nervous system.

The nerves that come out of the middle and upper back and supply information to the shoulders, arm, elbows, wrists, hands and fingers can become irritated. This happens when the spinal bones in the neck and upper back are misaligned and they damage the very nerves they are supposed to protect. 

 

What’s causing my arm/wrist pain?

An injury can cause the bones to become misaligned. You can injure your arm or wrist with something as serious as an accident or fall or with the simple fact of just working at a desk with poor posture, which causes the vertebrae to become misaligned. 

Common causes of pain to the arm, wrist or hand are:

  • Tendonitis
  • Neuritis and Bursitis
  • Rheumatism
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Chronic damage from work related tasks
  • Injuries 

 

What are the signs I should see a Chiropractor if I have arm or wrist pain?

If you have arm or wrist pain, it is not uncommon to experience:

  • Headaches
  • Facial pain
  • Dizziness
  • Thyroid or nasal problems

 

If you have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, symptoms include tingling and numbness in the hand, fingers, wrist, shoulder, elbow and neck. The pain can be intense and can disturb your sleep This pain is often caused by excess pressure in your wrist, which leads to inflammation. 


How can a chiropractor help my arm/wrist pain? 

Within the first 48 hours of an injury due to a fall or accident you should rest and ice the injury. It is also important to keep your wrist elevated so it receives adequate circulation. You should visit a trained chiropractor, they can help you restore range of motion to your arm and wrist joints and reduce inflammation and scar tissue build up in the wrist. Chiropractors can also recommend exercises and stretches to help your healing process go smoothly. 


What are the health benefits of chiropractic care for arm and wrist pain?

  • Reduced inflammation
  • Reduced pain
  • Improved flexibility
  • Improved range of motion
  • Increased muscle strength and tone

 

We work on the tissue around the wrist to create more mobility within the joints and reduce your pain. A wrist adjustment is a comfortable, even relaxing experience for patients and doesn’t cause any pain.


How can I get relief from arm/wrist pain?

At Moss Chiropractic, we develop a unique treatment plan for each of our patients depending on their needs but chiropractic adjustments to the upper spine and neck as well as the wrist adjustment can be a great way to feel better faster when you’re experiencing arm or wrist pain. 

Are you feeling some arm or wrist pain and want to feel better faster? Click here to schedule your first session to get support and relief from your pain!

 

Helpful Resources

Chiropractic treatment of hand and wrist pain in older people: systematic protocol development

 

At Moss Chiropractic, we help you find long-term relief through personalized treatment. Book your first session with us today to find the arthritis pain relief you need. 

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