Shoulder, Elbow & Wrist Pain

Treatment for Shoulder, Elbow, & Wrist Pain in Milpitas

Holistic Treatments to Provide Relief

We provide a range of chiropractic care and corrective exercises to improve your body’s health and regain proper structure for overall better quality of life. At Healthworks Chiropractic, we offer hands-on, customized care for every single patient to help with a variety of medical illnesses, auto accident injuries, and other serious conditions. Our holistic approach to treatments and integrative techniques set us apart from most practices. All of our options are geared toward improving impairments, movement disabilities, physical limitations, and alleviating pain.

What Causes Shoulder, Wrist, & Elbow Pain?

Pain in the tendons is usually associated with symptoms of swelling, numbness, and/or weakness. Everyday tasks put a great deal of stress on our hands, especially when we perform physical labor activities. Even low-repetitive movements such as typing can cause harm to the joints and ligaments in our fingers. Whatever the cause may be, if symptoms of discomfort persist after 2 or 3 days, it’s highly recommended that you speak with a medical professional trained in the practice of rehabilitation or

Types of Common Conditions

The most common conditions that may arise from these pains develop from:

  • Swollen Tendons – Numb, swollen hands, or wrists can be caused by carpal tunnel syndrome. When the nerve in the carpal tunnel is pinched, it causes inflammation to the connective tissues or tendons.
  • Arthritis – Arthritis causes chronic hand pain due to deteriorating joints in the hands and fingers. It’s most commonly felt in the thumbs and can create symptoms of weakness. Arthritis in the hands can make mundane tasks much more challenging.
  • Injury – Sprains, fractures, and blows to the hand are all causes of acute pain. Chronic pain can come during the recovery period of a previous hand injury.


We have tendons throughout our bodies, and while some parts of the body can get affected, some tendons are much more prone to inflammation than others. Additionally, as we mature, tendons start to lose elasticity and strength making them more prone to wear and tear. The body then tries to compensate for imbalance by putting strain on your tendons.

The most common types of tendinitis include:

  • Shoulder: In the shoulder, tendinitis most often affects the rotator cuff, which is a group of muscles and tendons that keep the bone in your upper arm connected to the shoulder socket. Generally, males who are over the age of 40 and do a lot of physical activity are more prone. Occupations such as carpenters, welders, painters, and athletes are at higher risk.
  • Tennis Elbow: Tennis elbow is a type of tendinitis that causes pain on the outside of the elbow joint. Almost 50% of adults who play tennis or sports like racquetball and squash will get it at some point. Any activities that make you repeatedly flex your wrist can cause the condition.
  • Wrist: The most common type of wrist tendonitis is De Quervain’s tenosynovitis. It causes pain at the base of the thumb and most often happens in people who grasp and pinch often.

Preventing Increasing Pain

You can prevent an inflamed tendon by stretching and warming up before working out or performing other physical activities. Making sure you have the right technique, shoes, and equipment can all reduce the chances of complicating your pain. Good posture for walking, sitting, standing, or lifting can dramatically help as well.

Schedule your appointment today by calling us at (408) 676-4777 – you may also contact us online.

Patient Reviews

  • Excellent Service & Treatment

    “I visit Dr. Lyons at least once a year and every time I get excellent service. In addition to his excellent treatment, he explains the problem, causes, and advice on exercises to be performed at home that would prevent from reoccurring.”

    - Logan S.
  • Always Fixes My Pain Points

    “It is amazing that he could find the problem by touching the spine, bones, and joints, and fix it by adjusting. He always finds my pain point and the problem, sometimes I even didn't realize that pain point. I feel very relaxed and enjoyed my visits.”

    - Guiling W.
  • Magical Experience & Very Accomidating

    “Hands down- It was simply amazing to see someone in severe pain and after stretching and adjustment the pain is relieved. Don't even hesitate, if you're in pain, I highly recommend Dr. James Lyons with Healthworks Chiro in Milpitas.”

    - Bobby P.
  • I Felt Instant Relief

    “I have been visiting Dr. Lyon since he was recommended to me by a friend almost ten months ago. My husband and I have a standing weekly session where he works on us for our individual needs. I cannot recommend him enough!”

    - Su Z.
  • Worked Like A Miracle

    “Dr. Lyon was very approachable and caring. Right away he was adjusting my daughter's head, and a loud clack sound came. Right after that, my daughter was happy all over again!  We were so happy for that worked like a miracle!”

    - Su N.

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