Hugging, throwing, lifting, and swinging all involves the elbow joint. The elbow is made up of three bones. The upper arm bone is called the humerus joined by the forearm bones the ulna and radius. Cartilage is on each bone end and helps with gliding and absorbing shock. Structural support includes ligaments and tendons. When injuries happen to these parts including muscles and nerves it can cause pain. This can mean doing simple tasks such as holding a cup of coffee, turning a door knob, or shaking hands can be difficult to do.
Elbow pain may arise from many conditions including direct injury, repetitive use, or even neck and upper back issues that create pain or damage in the nerves that go to the arm. The two most common elbow injuries are known as Tennis (lateral epicondylitis) and Golfer’s (medial epicondylitis) elbow; and are not limited to athletes. Other causes of elbow discomfort includes muscle strains, ligament sprains, bursitis, trapped nerves, arthritis, fractures, and dislocations.
Chiropractic has been proven to be a safe and effective therapy for elbow pain that promotes healing and restores strength without surgery or medication. Treatment may include soft tissue therapy such as cross friction massage, joint manipulation, kinesiotaping, rehabilitative exercises, ice, and rest. Give us a call at (604) 496-0626, email at info@paradisechiropractic, or book online at https://paradisechiropractic.janeapp.com