What is elbow pain?
Elbow pain is regarded as pain that is located at or around the elbow joint. It is also sometimes regarded as Golfer’s elbow and Tennis Elbow depending on the location of the pain spot.
Signs and Symptoms
• Pain upon movement or touch
• Swelling around the joint area
• Soreness or radiation at or around the elbow area.
• Limited range of motion
What causes Elbow pain?
There are many causes of elbow pain. Despite the common belief, most pain at the elbow can be a referred pain from the neck due to cervical spondylosis. With that being said, it is also relatively common to get an actual elbow sprain from sporting activities such as golf, badminton, tennis, and also heavy lifting.
Elbow pain can be triggered during a sporting activity or sudden movements that put excessive pressure on the elbow. As mentioned above, it could be a nerve pain triggered by a neck sprain from a sports event too. The pain can be sharp and intense in the initial stages and gradually decrease over time. It is important to note that it is easier to re-injure or sprain the damaged joint repeatedly if left untreated. The joint will deteriorate and bone spur might develop as time goes by.
Whom does it affect?
As the name suggests, most people get elbow injuries while doing extreme sports or repetitive sports such as racket sports, golf, heavy lifting, etc. Most sports demand a lot from them which may lead to a sprain if not careful.
Can Chiropractic help?
Chiropractic can certainly help with elbow pain! Our team of Gonstead Chiropractors provides elbow pain treatments just like how we would to other joints in the body. Our team of Chiropractors will determine and provide the necessary adjustment to help with this condition. If you are looking for any elbow treatment to deal with the pain, you may consult our team of experts as we have helped many patients with similar problems in the past.