The shoulder and hip joints are two of the most mobile and frequently used joints in the body. They are also a frequent site of injury and pain for many people we see in our Fort Lauderdale chiropractic clinic. From overuse to sports injuries, the causes are many, and the results range from slight discomfort to complete immobilization. The following article from Dr. Charles M. Palminteri, DC gives information on some of the most common issues that lead to shoulder and leg pain, as well as a description of how chiropractic adjustments can help to reverse it.
It can be difficult to self-diagnose the actual cause of arm or leg pain. Some injuries are obvious, such as stress from repetitive work patterns, dislocating a shoulder playing sports, or pinching a nerve by falling asleep in an awkward position, the source of your immediate pain may be obvious. However, when pain in the arms or legs develops slowly over time without the occurrence of an obvious injury or accident, or when the pain from an injury has become chronic and the source is unknown, you may be in need of a more thorough assessment to determine the source.
The most common causes of pain are:
If the spaces where the nerves leave the spine become narrowed because the vertebrae or discs are out of position, the nerve can become irritated, and often produces pain down its entire path. The nerves travel from the spine all the way to the ends of their fingertips and toes.
Ths means that injuries in the spine can create the sensation of pain anywhere along the entire length of the arms and legs. Sciatica is a good example of how this works.
There are a vast number of possible causes of your leg or arm pain because of the complexity of the joints. This makes it even more important to have a professional evaluation to determine the source. Our team at the office of Dr. Charles M. Palminteri, DC will use a thorough review of your medical history, a physical examination, and advanced imaging techniques to get a complete picture that will lead to the root cause of your pain.
If you are experiencing arm or leg pain, schedule a consultation with our team at the office of Dr. Charles M. Palminteri, DC today.