There are a number of different injures that can result in elbow pain. The two most common are:
- Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
- Golfers Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
Tennis elbow is a condition that causes pain around the outside of the elbow. It often happens after overuse or repeated action of the muscles of the forearm, near the elbow joint, and results in micro-tears. These micro-tears eventually lead to the formation of scar tissues and calcium deposits, which can put so much pressure on the muscles and nerves.
Golfer’s elbow is very similar to tennis elbow, but the injury is sustained to the inside (medial aspect) of the joint. By far the most common cause of golfer’s elbow is overuse. Any action which places a repetitive and prolonged strain on the forearm muscles, coupled with inadequate rest, will tend to strain and overwork those muscles.
How Can Chiropractic Care Help Those with Elbow Pain?
A combination of chiropractic adjustment and physiotherapy is a great way to manage and relieve elbow pain. While chiropractic adjustment improves the function of the affected joint, physiotherapy helps reducing pain and discomfort. Kinesio-taping is also often recommended to enhance the range of motion and muscle strength.
Our doctors at ACC will perform a consultation, examination, and if necessary, refer you out for diagnostic imaging such as X-ray or MRI. Based on the findings of our chiropractic exam and consultation, your doctor of chiropractic will elect a suitable type of treatment for your specific conditions.