Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist Pain

Shoulder, Elbow and wrist Pain


What causes Shoulder, Elbow and wrist Pain?


Shoulder and Elbow Pain are quite common complaints. Usually this type of pain is also very debilitating and affects us in our daily routine.

Shoulders, Elbow or wrist pain are most commonly caused by overuse. In fact, repetitive movements for athletes, or repetitive jobs are usually the main issue. Some common arm pain symptoms could include: nerve pain, tingling in hands, muscle aches and in some cases the pain can even extend to the upper back and neck.

These complaints are usually originating from an impingement of the nerves that travel from the neck into the arm. Chiropractic is a very effective, non-invasive treatment for such problems.


Can Shoulder Pain Originate from Poor Posture?


Upper shoulder pain is often caused by prolonged poor posture. Nowadays, we spend many hours sitting at the office or looking at our smartphone in poor positions. We spend days slouching or rounding our shoulders forward while sitting on a chair. As a result of this, our posture is affected over time causing pressure on our cervical and thoracic spine. When the pressure starts to affect our nervous system, complaints can start to appear such as top of shoulders tension, shoulder joint, elbow and wrist pain. In extreme cases tingling and numbness down the arm can start to appear.


Chiropractic focuses on finding the root of the cause and creating long term neurological and postural improvements. Your doctor of chiropractic can assess and determine the origin of the problem in order to help you restore the correct posture and reduce your neck, upper back or shoulder complaints.


Can Chiropractic care Help your Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist Pain?


Chiropractic is an effective option for people who suffer from shoulder, elbow or wrist pain. Research shows that regular chiropractic care can relieve arm complaints. Specific and safe chiropractic adjustments of the spine and extremities can relieve the pressure from the nerves and thus improving the body function. Moreover, chiropractic is a safe alternative option for people with top of shoulders pain. Often times, shoulder problems and symptoms can be generated from prolonged poor posture or overuse. 


Chiropractic adjustments to correct vertebral subluxations have been proven to reduce joints dysfunction and nervous system interference, allowing the body to improve function.


People under regular chiropractic care report the following benefits:

  • Reduced Pains
  • Improved Posture
  • More Spinal Flexibility
  • Increased joint stability
  • Improved athletic performance


During the initial consultation one of the chiropractors at One Chiropractic Studio will perform a consultation, postural and chiropractic examination. If necessary, you might be referred to other physicians or special imaging. The chiropractor will then examine your results to determine how to best help you with the shoulder, elbow or wrist complaints and most of all improve your body’s function. In some cases, the most effective approach is to receive concomitant care with another healthcare provider such as physiotherapist or primary care physicians.