Shoulder and Elbow Pain
Quite a lot of elbow and shoulder pain can be linked directly and indirectly to the structures in the neck and back.
There are many conditions that can cause shoulder and elbow symptoms for example from direct trauma. If you are suffering with pain then please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will do our very best to help.
Lateral Epicondylitis or more commonly Tennis Elbow is the inflammation of the tendon insertions of the muscles on the lateral part of the forearm; this is usually due to some type of repetitive strain injury (such as swinging a tennis racket) or some kind of trauma to the area.
Initially it is best managed with a specific elbow support applying ice for 15-20 minutes a couple of times a day but once the inflammation settles down then the muscles and joints will need treatment as they will undoubtedly have become stiff due to the period of immobility and muscle contracting as a result of the necessary ice application.
Rotator cuff injuries, disease or disorders
The rotator cuff is a group of muscles that stabilise the shoulder and also perform internal and external rotation of the arm. These can be strained as a result of injury or exercising too hard with heavy weights etc.
An example of a disorder that can be caused by injury to the rotator cuff is:
Shoulder Instability – this occurs when the ligaments and muscles that hold the shoulder in place are stretched beyond their normal limits. Young people and athletes are more commonly affected, although a fall onto an outstretched arm could also cause this type of instability.
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