The delicate composition of the elbow – a structure comprised of cartilage, ligaments and fluids – makes this joint highly susceptible to injury. Elbow pain is especially common among athletes, who are most likely to use the joint forcefully and repetitiously during performance sports. The most common cause of elbow pain is tendinitis, which is also known as tennis elbow. However, other injuries and conditions can be a source of elbow pain too, including arthritis, bursitis, sprains and strains.
Chiropractic Treatment for Elbow Pain
Chiropractic can be a helpful tool in the treatment of elbow pain – regardless of its cause. At our office, we first trace the cause of a patient’s elbow pain, which is often identifiable by noting the types of activities and movements that cause discomfort. For example, patients who only feel elbow pain laterally or when making a gripping motion are most likely to be suffering from tennis elbow. However, pain, tenderness or swelling may indicate a sprain or bursitis.
Based on our patients’ needs and the cause for their elbow pain, we develop a personalized treatment plan designed to alleviate discomfort, facilitate healing and prevent future injuries. This may include periodic chiropractic adjustments, special stretches and exercises, physiotherapy, and certain lifestyle modifications.
If you are suffering from elbow pain, contact our office today. We’ll schedule a consultation and help you determine if chiropractic treatment could be right for you.
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