The shoulder is one of the most complex units in the body. As a ball and socket joint, it is one of the most mobile joints in the body. Mobility comes at a price. If the shoulder is not strong enough to control all that movement, then instability occurs. There has to be a balance between mobility and stability in order for the shoulder joint to work correctly. Shoulder pain can come from overuse, strain, impingement, tears, adhesive capsulitis, tendonitis, bursitis and more.
With shoulder pain, do not wait. The sooner you are evaluated, the easier it will be to treat. Oftentimes, something small can cause compensations that will turn into something big. Take the time early, so that you do not miss out on activities later.
Other common injuries are elbow or wrist pain. This can come from falls, overuse with sport, housework, or gardening type movements. These are often referred to as tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow.
If you notice numbness or tingling into your arm/hand, it is important to get it taken care of right away. Nerves are very sensitive, and the longer they go untreated, the longer they take to heal. The sooner you get this taken care of, the better.