South Toledo: Elbow, Wrist & Shoulder Pain

Health &Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body


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Inside: • Naturally Transition Away From Elbow, Wrist & Shoulder Pain

• What Is Causing Your Shoulder Pain

• Relieve Shoulder Pain In Minutes

• Patient Success Spotlight

Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body


When you are plagued with chronic pain, it doesn’t matter what you have plannedfor theday—everythingbecomesdifficult.Shoulder,wrist,andelbow pain can be especially problematic. Pain in these areas are too commonly overlookedandare typicallyconsiderednot importantenough towarrantan immediatetriptothedoctor.Lettingpain inyourshoulder,wristorelbow linger can lead to the pain becoming even worse—and this makes the treatment options more invasive and costly. Pain in the shoulder, wrist or elbow can prevent you from being able to completedaily tasks. Everything from driving to typing to even sleeping can become painful, which means that you could be experiencing pain around the clock. What’s worse, when one part of your body develops chronic pain like this,yourbody ismore likely to focuson it—whichmeans that the longer you attempt to avoid treatment, the more painful the affected area is going tobecome.Don’t let thepaingountreated.Workingwithaphysical therapist can help you overcome your symptoms and begin experiencing a healthier and happier way of living, without being held back by constant discomfort. Themostcommoncauseofpain intheelbow,wrist,andshoulder istendinitis. This is a form of pain that develops from overuse and stress on a joint. It causes the tendons in the joint tobecome inflamed,puttingunduepressure onthecorrespondingstructuresandcausingpain,especiallywithmovement. Paincanalsodevelopasa resultof injuryorstressandsometimeswilleven develop as a result of poor posture or body mechanics. The reason behind how your pain originated can help you find the best treatment options to eliminate your symptoms.The shoulder, elbow, and wrist are all connected, and it often happens that when one is experiencing pain, the others will typically soon follow. For example, neck pain as a result of a car accident

or a slip-and-fall may cause you to slouch at your desk, thus, changing how you hold your wrists on the computer keyboard. This change in positioning will causeyou toholdyour arms at an oddangleand that may lead toelbow and wrist pain. Bracing the problem area is the most common go-to intervention for pain relief, but it is not always the correct solution. It is important to work with your physical therapist to come up with the best course of action to help you overcome your pain in a quick and effective manner. Your therapist will develop a plan of care specific to your condition and will teach you how to avoid further injury or pain. Seeking treatment with a physical therapist will quickly get you on the road to recovery. Call us at South Toledo Physical Therapy today, and we will help you get back to living pain-free!

Patient Success Spotlight

“I finally had a total shoulder replacement after years of severe pain in my shoulder. In less than five weeks of treatment with Aaron and his staff, I was able to lift my shoulder all the way over my head. I had not been able to do this in almost 10 years!Thank you for giving me the use of my arm back!” - Frank F. I was able to lift my shoulder all the way over my head!

“ Poor Posture May Be The Cause Of Your Shoulder Pain.” WHAT IS CAUSING YOUR SHOULDER PAIN?

The majority of pain that travels from your neck to your shoulder is considered referred pain, meaning that your shoulder may not necessarily be the main issue. The first several degrees of movement in your shoulder comes from your shoulder joint, and the rest relies on the movement of your upper back, neck, shoulder blade, and collar bones working in unison. If these areas are not working together correctly then shoulder pain can occur. Most neck and shoulder pain is a result of prolonged poor posture, improper lifting of heavy objects, or a traumatic incident. These different occurrences all cause irritation to the joints in the neck and upper back, making the muscles around the upper back and shoulder tighten and become sore and painful. There are many nerves that originate in the cervical vertebral bodies that pass down in front of the shoulder heading towards the arm. Irritation of these nerves can refer pain to the shoulder. Poor posture, especially with sitting at work or at home, can cause this to occur. Rotation of the neck or tilting of the neck may create shoulder pain if these nerves are involved. It is important that a physical therapist examine you thoroughly if you are experiencing these symptoms. If you have had a fall or injury and suddenly develop shoulder and neck pain, you should seek help immediately. Shoulder and neck pain, if occurring together, may also relate to disc injuries or injury to other sensitive structures in the neck and upper back. This is typically more

likely if you are having neck and arm pain in unison, rather than just shoulder pain. Also, if your pain travels further down the arm and into your hand, this may indicate more severe nerve involvement. If you are experiencing any neck, shoulder, or arm pain, the skilled therapists at South Toledo Physical Therapy can help return you to a fully pain-free lifestyle!

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INGREDIENTS • 1 (64 fluid ounce) bottle apple cider • 3 cinnamon sticks

• 1 teaspoon whole allspice • 1 teaspoon whole cloves • 1/3 cup brown sugar

DIRECTIONS In a slow cooker, combine apple cider and cinnamon sticks. Wrap allspice and cloves in a small piece of cheesecloth, and add to pot. Stir in brown sugar. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat, and keep warm.

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Sudoku Puzzle

Relieve Shoulder Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing shoulder pain. P int sudoku

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