Elbow / Arm Pain

From an actual thank you card: “Thank you once again for all of your help in fixing my sore elbow. I’m happy to report that I played my first pain free golf round in over a year last weekend. ” - Randy

Elbow pain? Here’s why you should consult the doctors at Maloney Chiropractic…

Elbow pain, in its most common form, is often referred to as either ‘tennis elbow’ or ‘golfer’s elbow’. These types of elbow pain are usually the result of tendonitis, bursitis or irritated nerves – any of which can be the result of either trauma (like sprains or muscle strains) or chronic, repetitive strain (like swinging a golf club, or using a computer mouse and keyboard).

(While significant muscle tears, bone fractures or arthritis can cause elbow pain, it is far more common to be the result of tendonitis, bursitis, or irritated nerves.) There are several different factors that can contribute to the problem. Inflammation, muscle spasm, soft tissue adhesion and fibrosis, mechanical joint irritation, poor posture, nerve irritation and muscle weakness are some of the more crucial factors involved with elbow pain. Often when prior treatment has proven unsuccessful, it may be due to not having one or more of these factors properly addressed.

Chronic elbow pain is often the end result of a vicious circle that starts with irritated or injured tissue. This leads to inflammation and muscle spasm, which in turn causes not only nerve irritation and pain but more importantly results in the formation of soft tissue adhesions. These adhesions scar-up the tissue and lead to dysfunctional soft tissues, which are more easily irritated or injured… and the whole cycle continues indefinitely.

In the case of elbow tendonitis, the inflammation and soft tissue adhesions prevent the smooth movement of the elbow tendons causing friction and further irritation, inflammation and pain in the tissues.

In the case of irritated nerves, the ligaments or muscles at the elbow may be affected by inflammation, spasm or scarring (adhesions). Any, or all, of these three factors can place pressure on a nerve and lead to pain in the elbow and possible down the arm as well.

At Maloney Chiropractic, we offer a wide variety of treatment options tailored to treat your specific problems, by tackling the elbow pain at its root cause(s). In fact, our well-rounded approach allows us to successfully treat many cases of elbow pain where other treatments have failed.

Active Release Techniques (ART) soft tissue therapy, joint manipulation, Trigger Point therapy and other soft tissue therapies, forearm strengthening exercises and stretches are some of the most common approaches that we use in alleviating elbow pain, though if it’s ever apparent that you need treatment beyond what we can provide, we can refer you to one of the many other health professionals that we trust.

We provide relief for many types of elbow pain. If you suffer from elbow pain, you owe it to yourself to call us…

Medical Disclaimer: All information on this site is of a general nature and is furnished for your knowledge and understanding only. This information is not to be taken as medical or other health advice pertaining to your specific health and medical condition.

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