Arm pain or arm numbness can include symptoms from the shoulder to the fingers. These have many different causes, different symptoms and different methods of treatment. Some causes of arm pain can be serious, so it is always worth being checked out by your Chiropractor or GP if you are concerned. Your Chiropractor will do a full screening to find the route cause of your symptoms and can then recommend the best form of treatment.


There are many different causes for arm pain and numbness, these can include:

  • Muscle Strain
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Nerve Root Irritation
  • Soft Tissue Swelling
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tennis / Golfers Elbow
  • Tight Neck Muscles
  • Tight Shoulder Muscles
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder, Neck or Arm Trauma
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Heart Attack
  • Angina
  • Poor Circulation
  • Infection
  • Joint Misalignment


  • Local Pain
  • Referred Pain
  • Shooting Pain
  • Pins and Needles
  • Stabbing Pain
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Limited Range of Motion
  • Pain with Movement
  • Muscle Loss
  • Local Swelling


The type of treatment suitable for shoulders, elbows, wrists, fingers, or any part of the arm, primarily depends on the cause and the symptoms you have. If you are experiencing left shoulder pain which is sharp or stabbing,  you should seek immediate medical attention.

Everyday people visit Chiropractors with arm pain or numbness and evidence shows that Chiropractic is effective at treating arthritis, frozen shoulder and other musculoskeletal conditions.

Chiropractic care can include:

  • Chiropractic Adjustments
  • Specific Exercises and Stretches
  • Posture and Lifestyle Advice

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