Tag: wrist pain

Thumb and wrist pain; Why you should see a chiropractor first.

Thumb and wrist pain; Why you should see a chiropractor first. If you have thumb and wrist pain, you may have tried wrist splints, injections or other methods to relieve the pain. Is the pain from arthritis?  Conventional wisdom suggests that is likely.  If you understand wrist, elbow and thumb pain, you may find out that the symptom is thumb and wrist pain, but the problem is actually resulting from the pelvis, and how it affects shoulder function. How can shoulder and hip problems cause your wrist and thumb to ache? The answer has to do with the fascial system, Read More »

Painful hands and the arthritis myth; Do you need a complimentary secondary opinion?

Painful hands and the arthritis myth; Do you need a complimentary secondary opinion? Osteoarthritis is considered a normal part of aging and most of us have seen the television commercials for pain relievers that offer temporary relief of arthritis pain.   Doctors for years have often told their patients that the pain in their hands, thumbs or even their wrists is likely arthritis.  The myth is often reinforced by the internet, via medical sites or drug company web sites. Over the years, patients have visited for problems such as their lower back or their neck.  Quite often, they will have hand Read More »

Shoulder and neck pain, why joint capsules are an often overlooked cause of chronic upper body pain.

  Shoulder and neck pain, why joint capsules are an often overlooked cause of chronic upper body pain.. Shoulder and neck pain as well as elbow and wrist complaints are more common than most people believe, with patients often not getting the relief they want or deserve. A diagnosis such as shoulder tendonosis, tendonitis, shoulder impingement or torticollis are not descriptive enough for other healthcare providers to fully understand why you are in pain. Often, these terms lead to the use of a drug or a therapy that cannot work because problem was never fully understood by the treating healthcare practitioner. Your frustration begins with Read More »

Elbow pain, Wrist pain, Thumb pain and numbness; the problem with braces and how to find effective solutions.

Elbow pain, Wrist pain, Thumb pain and numbness; the problem with braces and how to find effective solutions. Many people experience elbow pain, wrist pain and thumb pain. People are often diagnosed with tendonitis, De Quervain’s tenosynovitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, ulnar entrapment as well as many other conditions. Is this type of diagnosis helpful since the diagnosis does not explain or describe why the condition exists.  It also is naming more the symptom rather than the problem. In a world of symptom related care, this may make sense however, it does not help you find effective and cost effective care. There Read More »

Thumb, shoulder, wrist, elbow and back pain; the hidden meaning behind a weak handshake

Thumb, shoulder, wrist, elbow and back pain; the hidden meaning behind a weak handshake Have you ever shaken somebody’s hand and they hand you the dead fish or weak handshake? Other than a weak grip, there is more to a weak handshake than meets the eye. From your chiropractors point of view, the weak handshake can tell a lot about the body mechanics of the person who shook their hand. In our office, a handshake is a fast and easy diagnostic test for anyone with thumb, shoulder, wrist, elbow or back pain. While not traditionally considered an orthopedic test, the handshake can Read More »