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Chiro for Elbow Pain

lady with elbow pain from sports
lady with elbow pain from sports

Elbow pain is relatively common and affects the elbow joint and the surrounding muscles. Some people think that Chiropractors only treat the spine, however, all Chiropractors at Karrinyup Wellness Centre have had extensive university-level training and education in treating extremities, including elbows, shoulders, knees, wrists, ankles, hands and feet.

Symptoms of Elbow Pain

The symptoms of elbow pain can vary depending on the underlying cause, but some common signs and symptoms include:

  • Pain or tenderness in the elbow joint
  • Swelling or inflammation around the elbow
  • Stiffness or limited range of motion in the elbow
  • Weakness in the forearm or hand
  • Numbness or tingling in the fingers or hand
  • Difficulty gripping or holding objects
  • Clicking or popping sounds when moving the elbow
  • Redness or warmth in the affected area

If you are experiencing persistent elbow pain, it would be a good idea to seek a Chiropractic assessment. 

What causes elbow pain?

Chiro for elbow pain

Elbow pain can have a variety of causes, including:

  • Overuse or repetitive strain injury from activities such as sports and certain occupations. 
  • Trauma or injury, such as a fall or a direct blow to the elbow.
  • Arthritis, a condition that causes pain and stiffness in the joints.
  • Bursitis, an inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs that cushion the joint.
  • Tendinitis, an inflammation of the tendons that attach muscles to bones.
  • Fractures or dislocations.
Chiro for elbow pain
chiropractor elbow adjustment

How chiro for elbow pain can help

chiropractor elbow adjustment
chiropractor elbow adjustment

Chiropractors can be a fantastic option for treating elbow pain, as they are trained to assess the origin of the elbow’s pain and dysfunction, rather than just treating the end symptom. Sometimes the pain is due to an issue with the elbow itself, sometimes, issues elsewhere create a compensation pattern in the elbow that causes the pain, such as neck, shoulder or wrist dysfunction. Chiropractic treatment for elbow pain may include a combination of the following techniques:

  • Manual therapy: This involves using hands-on techniques to adjust the joints and soft tissues around the elbow, with the aim of reducing pain, inflammation, and stiffness.
  • Soft tissue techniques such as dry needling and Graston (a technique to reduce scar tissue restrictions)
  • Mobilization: This involves gentle stretching and movement of the affected joint to help restore its range of motion.
  • Prescribed exercises: Chiropractors may prescribe specific exercises to help strengthen the muscles around the elbow joint, improve flexibility, and prevent future injuries
  • Ergonomic and sports specific techniques and advice
  • Nutritional and lifestyle advice

Elbow Pain Prevention & Management

chiro treatment for postural problems
chiro treatment for postural problems

There are several ways to prevent and manage elbow pain:

Avoid overuse: Avoid repetitive motions that can strain the elbow joint, such as repetitive typing, playing sports, or lifting heavy weights.

Stretch and warm up: Stretching and warming up the muscles and tendons around the elbow joint before engaging in physical activity can help prevent injury.

Use proper form: Make sure you are using proper form when engaging in physical activity, such as sports or weightlifting, to avoid putting unnecessary strain on the elbow joint.

Take breaks: Take frequent breaks if you engage in activities that involve repetitive motions, and avoid overdoing it.

Strengthen the muscles: Strengthening the muscles around the elbow joint, as well as the forearm muscles, can help reduce the risk of injury and prevent elbow pain.

Use ice or heat: Applying ice or heat to the affected area can help reduce pain and inflammation. Ask your Chiropractor for the best times to use heat vs ice.

Rest and recover: If you experience elbow pain, rest the affected arm and avoid activities that aggravate the pain until it improves.

Regular Chiropractic care can improve the alignment and function of the spine, shoulder and elbow to help maintain joint health to prevent future problems.

Effective chiro for elbow pain with Karrinyup Wellness Centre

Book a Complementary Assessment with one of our chiropractors to find out how you could benefit from chiropractic treatment for elbow pain.

chiro treatment for postural problems

Other conditions that can be treated with chiropractic adjustments:

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    These vary, but the most common include: spinal and joint misalignments, overuse/repetitive use, postural,  injury, arthritis, bursitis and tendinitis.

    Yes, especially with the advancement of modern technology and the extended time people are spending on phones, computers and other electronic devices.

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