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Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist , Or Hand Pain

Pain’s physical impact is obvious, but it also affects your emotional health. Research shows people living with chronic pain are more likely to develop sleeplessness, stress, and depression. Desert Fountain Medical providers in Fountain Hills, Arizona know that feeling good is crucial to your overall health and well-being. They offer a variety of effective, non-invasive treatments for elbow, wrist, and shoulder pain. Call or click today to schedule your pain evaluation at Desert Fountain Medical.


Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist , or Hand Pain Q & A

What causes shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain involves the joint itself or any of the ligaments, muscles, and tendons surrounding and supporting it. It can be a structural issue or connected to conditions and diseases in other parts of the body like the abdomen and heart.

Conditions that cause shoulder pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Fractures
  • Bursitis
  • Dislocations
  • Heart attack
  • Sprains and strains
  • Tendonitis
  • Torn cartilage

What causes elbow pain?

Bone, cartilage, fluid, and ligaments form the elbow joint. Tendons and muscles create movement. If any of these structures suffer an injury or disease, it leads to pain and decreased mobility that makes simple tasks difficult.

Elbow pain is caused by:

  • Arthritis
  • Broken bones
  • Bursitis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Tendinitis

What causes hand and wrist pain?

Injury or illness in the bones, cartilage, muscles, or tendons in the hand and wrist cause acute and chronic pain.

Although there’s no official diagnosis linking the rise in handheld devices, many experts believe texting is to blame for an increase in painful hand disorders.

One study found that adults using specific electronic devices for more than five hours a day were more likely to have hand and wrist pain and flattened nerves in the wrist (a symptom commonly associated with carpal tunnel syndrome).

Other possible causes of hand and wrist pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Broken bones
  • Sprains and strains
  • Tendinitis

How is the pain in the elbow, shoulder, or wrist treated?

Ruling out broken or dislocated bones and other serious injuries is the first step in your pain management plan. Your doctor uses a physical exam, health history, and comprehensive diagnostic tests to diagnosis the root of your pain.

From there, they use lifestyle modifications, chiropractic care, physical therapy, and rehabilitation to help you become stronger, more mobile, and pain-free.

Non-invasive methods that offer relief without medication and surgery are the hallmark of Desert Fountain Medical’s health care philosophy. They treat the patient as a whole, not just their symptoms, to improve their pain and end the underlying condition.

Schedule an appointment online or by telephone to learn how a Desert Fountain Medical specialist can help you live without pain once again.
How do regenerative medicine and stem cell therapy work for shoulder, elbow, wrist, or hand pain?

Regenerative medicine addresses the underlying cause of pain in your shoulders, elbows, wrists, or hands by boosting your body’s own healing and restorative processes to replace damaged tissue naturally.

Stem cells are a component of regenerative medicine that uses amniotic cells obtained from donated placental material after a live birth (not embryos). Your doctor then delivers the cells via injection into injured or diseased joints and other soft tissue areas, such as the rotator cuff.

Regenerative Medicine includes stem cells and other natural healing substances that effectively heal and rebuild cartilage, tendon, and other tissues.