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Q. I have a dull pain in my right arm, hip, and right foot. Can a chiropractor help me?

Answered by
Radhika Kariya
and medically reviewed by Dr. Sneha Kannan
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 10, 2020 and last reviewed on: Jun 03, 2021

Hi doctor,

I have a dull pain in my right arm while making certain movements. During swimming, breaststroke movements produce deep dull pain. I have pain when I stretch my right arm above my head again. I have a dull pain when I have a pull on my inner arm. My head movement to the right side is painful. I can feel the pain at the back of my neck and behind my ears. I also have a tingling sensation on my right side. I also have pain in my upper right foot on my upper side while I move my toes or ankle. Sometimes, I have hip pain too. I need a advice from a chiropractor. I do not take any medications or invasive treatments.

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Hi,

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Your complaints can be managed by doing physiotherapy. Pain while doing overhead activities suggests that muscles situated above the shoulder and sides of the neck are weak. Having dull pain while doing particular overhead activities can be managed by changing habits of doing work, strengthening muscles, and performing stretching exercises in tight muscles. Pain in ankle up and down movements suggests that there is tightness in leg muscles. It can be managed by doing simple stretching exercises.


The Probable causes:

You can have pain due to faulty posture of work, excessive overhead activities, habitual use of cell phones in lying positions, weight lifting, and weakness of neck muscles.

Differential diagnosis:

You can have trepezitis and frozen shoulder.

Probable diagnosis:

You can have trepezitis and low back pain due to muscle tightness.

Treatment plan:

Have ice application on the painful site for seven minutes twice a day. Have gently massage above shoulder and sideways of neck with oil. Do stretching. Turn face to left side and vision to floor. Maintain this stretch for fifteen seconds and perform three repetitions twice a day. Have a lying position by placing pillow under head and try to press chin on pillow. Hold this ten seconds and do five repetitions twice a day. Do ankle up and down movements. Do this for ten repetitions. Try to do stretches in both directions in a possible range.

Preventive measures:

Avoid doing overhead activities with weight. Do not use a cell phone in a lying position. Use a soft pillow with reduced thickness. Do not watch television in a lying position.

Regarding follow up:

Do strengthening exercise and stretching exercise to have its long-term effects. Have a follow-up after five days.


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