The treatment of the pain located in the upper extremity at Ridgefield Acupuncture involves several steps:
- Initial Questions on the first visit involves a detailed history of your pain including:
- How the injury happened.
- Characteristics of how you are experiencing the pain.
- Nature of the pain.
- What daily activities are impacted?
- Assessment of your injury:
- Using orthopedic testing to determine if the pain is originating at the cervical spine.
- Determine which muscles are involved.
- From the first two steps an acupuncture point prescription can be developed to treat your condition.
- 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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