There can be many reasons for having pain in the arm or elbow.
When you come for a consultation our initial aim is to find out what is causing the pain and make an accurate diagnosis.
Arm pain, may for instance, be referred from the neck or upper back, by a trapped nerve or other structure or it may be a problem local to the area.
Tennis elbow is a common condition we see in practice. It usually presents as pain on the outside of the elbow and whilst it can be associated with a sporting injury, such as playing tennis, it can come on for lots of reasons where there is overuse. The tendon can be pulled away from the bone causing inflammation.
We will give you advice on how to manage the pain, and information on work or leisure activities that may be affecting it. We will advise you on strapping or appliance use that can help the condition, as well as offering treatment options, which may include soft tissue massage, articulation and manipulation, as well as needling / acupuncture and exercise.
We will always discuss treatment options with you prior to commencing so you have the option to choose, based on the information given to you.
Pain in the hand can also be referred from the neck, if it is affecting a nerve, this is usually localised to certain areas of the hand and can also cause pins & needles and numbness. Other conditions include tendonitis, repetitive strain syndromes, tenosinovitis, trigger finger and carpal tunnel syndrome, amongst other things.
It is generally best to call the clinic for a chat to discuss your condition so that we can better advise you on treatment options.