The elbow can be a real pain sometimes
Elbow pain often presents as “tennis elbow” or “golfer’s elbow” which are common overuse injuries not limited to athletes. “Tennis elbow” or lateral epicondylitis used by healthcare professionals, is elbow pain caused by repetitive strain on the forearm extensor muscles. “Golfer’s elbow” or medial epicondylitis, affects the inner part of elbow. Both conditions are very treatable.
How do I know if I have elbow pain?
Elbow pain presents itself in the form of a sharp or aching pain, combined with a feeling of weakness when attempting common tasks. In some cases, elbow pain can be referred from the neck or be associated with wrist dysfunction. The symptoms in both of these common elbow complaints are often worsened with forearm activity, like using a computer mouse, turning a door handle, carrying bags or even shaking hands.
What are the specific causes of elbow pain?
Elbow pain can come about from doing any number of activities on a regular basis. Common signs and symptoms of “tennis elbow” can include pain or burning on the outer part of your elbow; and pain with wrist and elbow extension.
Common signs and symptoms of “golfer’s elbow” can include pain or burning on the inside part of your elbow; and pain with hand gripping and elbow flexion.
How can chiropractic help treat elbow pain?
A chiropractor can accurately diagnose the pain or injury and insure proper function of the elbow and wrist joints to speed up recovery and minimize the risk of re-injury.
Is your elbow causing you grief?
If your elbow is in pain, know that relief is possible. Please contact us to book an appointment.