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Elbow Pain – Elbow injuries or chronic elbow problems from overuse can affect more than just the elbow joint. Elbow problems can adversely affect grip strength, as well, even causing shaking hands to become painful. Elbow pain can extend up to the shoulder and down to the wrist. Many elbow problems caused by inflammation to the tendons will also worsen with turning forces. A common way to acquire or to worsen tennis elbow (also known as lateral epicondylitis) is to perform repetitive screwdriver-like activities with the sore arm.
Shoulder Pain – The shoulder is also a common source of referred pain, which is when pain is transmitted to the shoulder from another area. People with neck pain may experience this due to the irritated nerves that travel from the neck into the shoulder. Referred pain can also come from diseased or distressed organs, such as the pancreas, liver, or heart. Certain other structures or disorders in the digestive tract can refer pain to the shoulder as well, such as a hiatal hernia or the ileocecal valve (between the small and large intestine, near the appendix).
Ankle Sprain – A very common injury in sports, as well as the general population, is acute sprains of the lateral ligaments about the ankle. Most commonly, a partial tear or complete rupture of the anterior talo-fibular ligament (or ATFL) occurs. More severe injuries include the calcaneofibular ligament (or CFL). An inversion mechanism can cause a lateral ankle sprain.
Knee Pain – A common and debilitating form of degenerative arthritis, or osteoarthritis, is that of the knee joint. The most common reason people develop osteoarthritis is repetitive trauma, such as having a history of playing sports with repetitive, untreated injuries to the knee. Patients suffering from this ailment have a lower walking speed, a shorter stride, and reduced ankle propulsion. Not only this, but their suffering from a basic lack of motion causes difficulty in basic daily activities, such as shopping, walking the dog, or even getting in and out of the car. The pain starts gradually over a period of many years and changes with weather conditions.
Carpal Tunnel Pain – The Carpal Tunnel is made up of eight tiny bones in the wrist, which form a tunnel for three nerves and various blood vessels to pass from the arm into the hand. Irritation to the ligaments and bones that comprise this structure can result in the common condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome. Symptoms include pain, numbness, and tingling, which usually occurs at night or in the early hours of the morning. These are caused by irritation to the median nerve, which runs through the center of the wrist. This nerve supplies feeling and motor function (the ability to move your fingers) to the first three fingers of the hand.
Bursitis – Brusitis can occur because of a traumatic injury. Trauma, such as a fall on the shoulder, elbow, hip, or the knee, could create this condition. As the bursa swells, it becomes less able to decrease friction. This causes any movement of the joint to be painful. If the bursa remains swollen for too long, calcium salts will invade the region and eventually create a more chronic condition known as calcific bursitis.