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By Total Health Center, Inc.
April 13, 2020
Category: Pain Management
Tags: Arm Pain   Shoulder Pain  

Do you have shoulder and arm pain which persists and affects your quality of life? At Total Health Center Inc. in Battlecreek, MI, osteopractor Mohinder Chawdhry helps people manage their pain and regain function and range of motion. Innovative care plans are individualized to your diagnosis and lifestyle so you feel better and can go about your daily routine.

What causes shoulder and arm pain?

Sudden trauma can, as from a car accident or sports injury. An arm may be dislocated during a basketball game or a rotator cuff torn in a biking mishap. Both problems cause severe pain and loss of normal function and range of motion.

Additionally, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis, tendonitis and bursitis cause chronic pain due to wear and tear on the complex shoulder joint and because of inflammatory changes. Bursitis, in particular, causes pain to radiate from the shoulder down the arm.

Additionally, nerves in the complex shoulder joint may become pinched. This impingement actually tightens the joint, resulting in limited movement, says the American Academy of Osteopathic Surgeons (AAOS).

Treating shoulder and arm pain

Physical examination, range of motion measurements and digital X-rays (and other kinds of imaging) help the team at Total Health Center Inc. in Battle Creek, MI, locate the source and kind of shoulder and arm pain. It's best to see your physician right away after an injury. For escalation of chronic pain, contact your doctor or osteopractor when the symptoms do not subside within a week or two.

At Total Health Center Inc., your treatment plan may involve a combination of conservative interventions, including:

  • Over the counter analgesics to reduce inflammation and relieve discomfort
  • Physical therapy exercises and massage to strengthen supporting muscles and increase your range of motion
  • Interventions to improve posture
  • Application of ice, heat and/or electrical stimulation
  • Resistant and weight training to improve strength
  • Dry needling which targets the musculoskeletal trigger points of pain

Get your life back

At Total Health Center Inc. in Battlecreek, MI, your physical therapy team will set you on a path toward better function and relief of your shoulder and arm pain. Call us today for a consultation. We have three locations to serve you. Battle Creek, MI, office at (269) 968-0888, Lake Odessa, MI, office at (616) 374-0099, or Brickyard Site, MI, office at (269) 441-0888.

By Total Health Center, Inc.
August 29, 2017
Category: Pain
Tags: Arm Pain   Shoulder Pain  

Discover the best ways to tackle your shoulder and extremity pain.Arm Pain, Shoulder Pain


While aches and pains will happen to everyone at some point during their lifetime this doesn’t mean that pain should become the norm for you. If you are someone who is experiencing shoulder and arm pain you are probably curious to find out what is causing these symptoms and how our Battle Creek, MI, osteopractor Dr. Mohinder Chawdhry could help get rid of this issue.

There are many reasons why you may be faced with shoulder and/or arm pain including:

  • Tendinitis
  • Injuries to the rotator cuff
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis

If you have been diagnosed with any of these conditions in your shoulder or arm then you’re in luck because our Battle Creek, MI, physical therapist can easily help you. Physical therapy has been a wonderful and effective alternative treatment for handling a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions from whiplash to sciatica.

There are many ways in which we can help alleviate your symptoms and improve how your body functions through heat or ice therapy, massage therapy, spinal adjustments, stretching and strengthening exercises and even electrical stimulation.

Not only will we provide you with therapeutic treatments when you come into the office but we will also show you a variety of exercises you can perform multiple times a day to ease your symptoms and improve your health.

What are the benefits of physical therapy?

There are many benefits to getting physical therapy in Battle Creek, MI. If you would prefer to manage your symptoms without relying on medication to do it then this is an ideal way in which to do so.

Plus, there are many ways in which physical therapy can help, from reducing pain to boosting healing to improving range-of-motion and stability within the ligaments, tendons, muscles and other soft tissue in your shoulders and arms. While multiple spinal adjustment sessions are usually required to experience relief, many patients report feeling a difference after just a couple of sessions.

Are you ready to find out how Total Health Center in Battle Creek, MI, could improve how your body functions? Say goodbye to your musculoskeletal pain today. Call our office to schedule your consultation.