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

Call our therapists now if you suspect of suffering from axillary nerve injury: 62244178 or 96390509 or EMAIL US