Arm and shoulder pain isn’t always as clear cut as it would seem as sometimes the hidden cause can be far more complicated. The anatomy of your shoulder makes it vulnerable to injury, but as with leg pain, the most important thing to do is to determine what is causing it. Your family osteopath has been trained to accurately diagnose the problem and treat accordingly.
Whether the pain is arising from a frozen shoulder, tennis/golfers elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, repetitive strain injury, sports injuries, awkward sleeping positions, or the way you sit at work for 8 hours a day, your family osteopath will explain the best course of action.
Most problems can be related to a large nerve outlet starting in your neck, called the brachial plexus, the nerves that service your arms and shoulders all meet here before they branch off. All it takes is a compressed (pinched) nerve to throw the whole system off balance which can cause tingling in the fingers, and unpleasant feelings of heat, cold and swelling. Your family osteopath aims to relieve the compressed nerve by realigning the spine, reducing muscle tension and therefore relieving the pressure on these vital nerves.