Arm pain can cover a wide variety of problems. Our first step to working with arm pain is to work out exactly where it is coming from. Is it muscular? Joint related? Neurological? Which muscles, joints or nerves are involved? If it is a nerve, where is the nerve having problems? Is is at the nerve root at the side of the neck and referring pain into the arm or is it somewhere along the nerve further down the arm?
Our in depth discussion at the beginning of your appointment and the thorough physical assessment helps us identify the answers to all of these questions. Once we know where/what the problem is, we can discuss various options as to how it is best to work with the problem and take you through how quickly it is likely to respond and whether or not there is anything you need to do to stop it from coming back, or help it go away faster.