If you are having pain in the arm, wrist, or hand it is important to get an accurate diagnosis before continuing on to treatment. Pain in these areas may be the result of local aggravation, or it may be referred from other areas such as the neck or rotator cuff. Let Dr. Smith help you to determine the source of your arm pain, hand pain, or wrist pain in Noe Valley and craft a treatment plan that is right for you.
“My arms are too short to box with God.”
Arm Pain Noe Valley
Common Causes of Arm Pain:
- Tendinitis (Tennis/Golf Elbow)
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)
- Rotator Cuff Syndrome
- Impingement Syndrome
The cause of your arm pain may also be something a little less obvious. Impingement of nerves in the neck or aggravation of muscles/fascia in the neck or shoulder can radiate into the arm. Many causes of arm pain can quickly and easily be detected with proper testing.
Wrist and Hand Pain Noe Valley
Wrist and Hand pain can also be complicated to pin down. Similar to pain in the arm, these can be either from a local source or referred from above. Wrist and hand pain are often due to repetitive stress but can also result from trauma.
A car accident, for example, can cause a wrist sprain from where you grasped the steering wheel. If you sustained more significant injuries in the neck or low back, you may not even notice that your hand or wrist is injured for some time. Another common cause is catching yourself during a slip and fall. Unfortunately this becomes more common as we age and struggle more with balance.
Dr. Smith will treat the pain that you are experiencing through a combination of massage, chiropractic, and possibly physical therapy modalities. He will also work with you to strengthen, loosen, or otherwise calm the area through a comprehensive home routine.