The treatment of the pain located in the upper extremity at Ridgefield Acupuncture involves several steps:

  1. Initial Questions on the first visit involves a detailed history of your pain including:
    1. How the injury happened.
    2. Characteristics of how you are experiencing the pain.
    3. Nature of the pain.
    4. What daily activities are impacted?
  2. Assessment of your injury:
    1. Using orthopedic testing to determine if the pain is originating at the cervical spine.
    2. Determine which muscles are involved.
  3. From the first two steps an acupuncture point prescription can be developed to treat your condition.
  4. At the end of the treatment corrective exercises can be given to balance out muscles groups related to the pain.

The following conditions can be treated:

Upper Cross Syndrome – commonly seen in poor posture or people who sit or drive frequently.

  • Rolled forward shoulders, head pushed forward.
  • Feeling of shoulders at your ears.
  • Sore, achy, mild mid back pain.
  • Chest tightness, hard to take a big breath.

Spondylosis or Degenerative Joint/Disc Disease – common in people over 35yrs.

  • Can appear with many shoulder pain patterns
  • Many people can have cervical spondylosis or degenerative disease without any neck pain.
  • Can see numbness and tingling in the upper back, shoulder and arm.

Rotator Cuff Injury – common in many sport injuries

  • Rotator cuff muscles are responsible for stabilizing and allowing free movement of the humeral head inside the shoulder joint.
  • Symptoms of clicking of the shoulder joint.
  • Pain with movement of the shoulder especial overhead.
  • Shoulder weakness.

Supraspinatus Tendinitis – common source of pain in many shoulder pain cases.

  • Deep dull aching with rest.
  • Sharp pain with lifting of the arm.

Impingement Syndrome – common in overhead movement sports, such as tennis and baseball.

  • Possible swelling and edema with an acute injury.
  • Pain with lifting the arm above the shoulder.
  • Pain sleeping on the shoulder.
  • Weakness or loss of motion in the shoulder.

Bicipital Tenosynovitis – common in the athlete over 50yrs

  • Mild to moderate pain in the front of the shoulder.
  • Possible pain down the arm to the elbow

Glenoid Labrum Tear – common in sports involving overhead motions, such as tennis and baseball.

  • Pain in the shoulder joint.
  • Clicking in the shoulder joint with movement.

Subacromial Bursitis – common with construction workers.

  • Swelling and puffiness in the shoulder.
  • Pain with movement of the shoulder.
  • Pain sleeping on the effected shoulder.

Infraspinatus Myotendinous Strain – Common in office workers and people with rounded shoulders.

  • Pain in the front of the shoulder.
  • Stiffness and weakness in the shoulder.

Subscapular Pain – common in office workers and people with rounded shoulders.

  • Pain around and/or under your shoulder blade.
  • A desire to massage under the shoulder blade.

Lateral Epicondylitis – common in sports with repetitive use of the elbow. Common in construction workers.

  • Pain on the outside of the elbow
  • Possible radiation down into the lower arm.
  • Pain with elbow movement.
  • Weakness in the lower portions of the arm.

Medial Epicondylitis – Common in cyclists, baseball players.

  • Pain on the medial portions of the elbow.
  • Radiation up and down the arm.
  • Weakness with wrist movement.

Pronator Teres Syndrome – Common sport injury.

  • Pain just below the medial portion of the elbow.
  • Numbness in the fingers.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Common sport injury and in office workers.

  • Numbness and tingling in the fingers
  • Pain or weakness gripping objects.

De Quervains Syndrome – common in women who have recently given birth.

  • Pain/tenderness down the thumb into the arm.
  • Swelling of the local area.

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