Axillary nerve injury
The Axillary nerve injury is the loss of movement or lack of sensation in the shoulder area by either a compressive force or traction injury.
What are the Causes of axillary nerve injury?
- Excessive stretching
- A fracture of upper end of humerus
- Shoulder dislocation
- Trauma at elbow joint
- Pressure in the axilla
What are the Sign and Symptoms of Axillary nerve injury?
- Numbness at the upper arm near to the deltoid muscle
- Weakness at shoulder and arm
- Burning or tingling sensation in the upper arm or shoulder occasionally
- Shrinking of the deltoid muscle
- Feeling of instability
What can Physiotherapy do for Axillary nerve injury?
At heal360 Physioclinic, our therapist will perform a thorough subjective and objective assessment and will develop a management plan for your shoulder area.
- Pain relief modalities: Electrical stimulation to stimulate the deltoids and teres minor muscles, ice therapy and therapeutic ultrasound to reduce pain and inflammation of the nerves.
- Joint mobilization to maintain active and passive range of motion while the axillary nerve recovers.
- Exercises: Strengthening exercises for the rotator cuff, deltoid and periscapular musculature, flexibility exercises across shoulder joint, glenohumeral and scapulothoracic stabilization and proprioception