TREATMENT SOLUTIONS

ELBOW PAIN

The elbow is a largely underestimated joint. It is relied on heavily during upper body activities. It involves flexion and extension but also rotation of the forearm side to side. The elbow can be injured from traumatic injuries but very commonly due to overuse from typing, hand writing or any other repetitive movements a worker may experience throughout the day.

The elbow is also commonly injured from a singular overuse injury or a repetitive overuse injury in particular with golf and tennis hence the terms “golfers elbow” or “tennis elbow”.

After a thorough assessment of the elbow, hand, wrist, shoulder and neck we can ascertain where your problem starts and finishes and then combine appropriate treatment to rehabilitate you to good health.

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COMMON CAUSES OF ELBOW PAIN

  • Repetitive Stress/Overuse: typing, handwriting, hand and wrist dependent occupations
  • Sports Injuries
  • Falls directly onto the elbow or a hyperextension/hyperflexion injury
  • Impact, Trauma, Ground Surfaces, Footwear, and Repetitive Stress
  • Poor lifting technique

COMMON SYMPTOMS EXPERIENCED WITH ELBOW PAIN

  • Pain – sharp, aching or “nerve like” on the inside or outside of the elbow
  • Pain radiating down towards the hand and wrist
  • Numbness/Tingling in the forearm, hand or wrist
  • Decreased movement
  • Stiffness in elbow after period of immobility
  • Muscular tension in the surrounding soft tissues
  • Soreness when touching the area of pain

COMMON CONDITIONS CAUSING ELBOW PAIN

  • Golfer’s, tennis or pitcher’s elbow
  • Extensor or flexor tendinitis
  • Bursitis (olecranon)
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Fracture
  • Dislocation
  • Muscle strain/sprain
  • Ligament sprain

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?

At Avalon Beach Chiropractic & Wellness we understand your pain. Our Chiropractor, being a Doctor of Chiropractic, has undertaken 5 years full time study focused on the muscular-skeletal system.

Following comprehensive examination our Chiropractor will advise you on which treatment is most necessary, whether it is manual or gentle chiropractic techniques, soft tissue techniques, massage, musculoskeletal acupuncture and/or rehabilitation. Unless it is deemed unsafe, our Chiropractor will treat you following the examination and then take additional time the following visit to explain your problem and personalized treatment plan.

Our clinic’s focus is on finding your underlying problem, rehabilitating you to good health and ensuring you are educated on the necessary steps to avoid this unfortunate situation presenting again.

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