Shoulder Injuries and Problems
The shoulder is an amazing part of the body in respect to the planes of motion it is capable of moving in.
However, its multi-directional capabilities often lead to trouble ranging anywhere from instability, tears of the muscles, tendons or the labrum, to degenerative changes. Not only does the practitioner have to investigate the many structures of the shoulder including your shoulder blade, but they may also investigate your neck as problems in the cervical spine can refer pain to the shoulder region. Furthermore, our practitioners must be resourceful in differentiating important signs or symptoms that could be coming from our vital organs! Our keen senses have the tendency to lead us to little or big findings you may have not known existed!
The elbow may look simplistic in its movements but don’t let it fool you! The architecture of this joint is uniquely shaped unlike any other in the body. It is surrounded by structures that originate from the neck and shoulder and are destined for the hand and fingers. We often take the elbow for granted but we must be reminded of the important link it provides in connecting our shoulder to our hand and how many functional activities it allows us to accomplish hundreds of time per day!
Wrist and Hand Problems
The structures of the wrist and hand are often over worked and tend to take on more than they can handle in the hustle and bustle of our busy lives. If you take a moment to think about the repetitive actions, the heavy lifting and the sometimes awkward bending we force our wrists, hands and fingers into, we might amaze ourselves as to what they are capable of enduring.
Never the less, at some point these small muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments will need TLC too.