Upper Body Symptoms
Our upper limbs have a great range of motion and we use them ALOT. Think of all the things you can do: tie your shoes, lift heavy object type on a keyboard or play guitar with pinpoint accuracy. That being said, with great power comes great responsibility. Or in this case, with great ability come great potential for problem. Below are a few of the symptoms we treat in our chiropractic office. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Adam Favro, give our Saratoga Springs office a call at (518) 584-9500.
If you have ever hit your funny bone, you have experienced nerve pain. That searing, paralyzing pain that prevents your from moving your arm is nerve pain. The problem is, nerves can be irritated anywhere and it doesn't always have to be from acute trauma. Click the button below to learn more about nerve pain.
Muscle Spasms and TRigger Points
Humans are able to move and function because of the muscles in the body. Sometimes we put the muscles under a great deal of stress. Whether it is working out or typing on a keyboard all day, your muscles can become tight and stop functioning at their best. Sometimes they can even pinch the nerves that run through them and cause tingling and numbness.
Carpal tunnel is the result of muscles in the forearm being so tight they take up room in the tunnel where nerves run through. The symptoms can range from tingling to complete loss of hand function, if not treated properly. Dr. Favro has a great deal of experience working with carpal tunnel patients and providing a non surgical approach.
Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition in which the shoulder joint becomes stiff and painful to move. Symptoms usually start slowly and progress over time. In some cases these symptoms can last six months or more.
Bursitis and Tendonitis
Symptoms of bursitis and tendonitis are similar and include inflamed soft tissues that replicate symptoms of joint pain. Many times it is mistaken for arthritis. For these conditions, pain and stiffness often intensifies with movement. Bursitis and Tendonitis will not cause deformity, but can limit motion and last for months.
Chiropractors are thought of as only treating the back. However, Dr. Favro has taken courses on evaluating and treating subluxations in the extremities as well. Just like the spine, if joints are not lined up properly in the extremity, they become inflammed and painful and your body cannot functiona as it was meant to.