Are you experiencing elbow pain? You might be experiencing an elbow condition called tennis elbow. This is pain felt on the outer part of the elbow and is caused by the inflammation of tendon or tendons inside the elbow. The medical term for tennis elbow is called epicondylitis.

What are the symptoms of epicondylitis? The pain in the elbow can travel up and down the arm, which can be painful and uncomfortable. Since a person uses his hands throughout the day, any pain in the area can affect the performance of daily activities. A person with epicondylitis will experience weakness in wrist, tenderness on the outside of elbow, pain when moving arm, cannot extend the arm fully, long-lasting pain that go from 6-12 weeks, discomfort lasting from weeks to years and pain experienced when lifting, carrying or gripping objects.

How do you obtain elbow pain? The major cause of this is overusing the elbow. Repetitive and forceful movements on the wrist cause shortening of muscles. The attachment of these muscles to the outer part of the elbow is under tension and any sudden movement may result to a tear in the tendon or muscle. Those who play tennis or other racquet sports are prone to suffering from tennis elbow.

Chiropractic treatment is highly effective in stopping elbow pain and this is why people who suffer from tennis elbow seek chiropractic services. How is chiropractic treatment done? The first part of the treatment will focus on resting the elbow and reducing the inflammation afterwards. Ice therapy is very useful in the first 2-3 days of treatment but can also be used longer if needed. The chiropractor may require tennis elbow brace or elbow strap. At this stage, careful examination of the elbow, muscles and tissues around the area is done.

After the first stage of treatment, the chiropractor will then move on to improving the blood circulation in the elbow and forearm. The chiropractor will use hot and cold therapy as well as massage therapies in order to relieve stress and tension. Once the pain has subsided, the patient will undergo the rehabilitation program designed specifically for him. This treatment program will include stretching exercises to help make the muscles stronger. Chiropractors will make sure that exercises are taught and introduced because it should be carefully performed.

Stopping elbow pain is somehow connected to the misalignment of the spine. Misalignment of the spine results to poor health and spinal adjustments may be necessary. An aligned spine results to a healthier body. Chiropractors will definitely include spinal adjustments in the treatment plan. Moreover, chiropractic care is not only concerned with stopping elbow pain but most often, in preventing it from happening again. This is why chiropractors use a holistic approach in their treatment. The person will need a lifestyle change. There will be exercises introduced to ensure that the wrist and muscles in the forearm are stronger.

Stopping elbow pain is possible with the help of chiropractic services. However, you should not only focus on alleviating the pain but on preventing it from happening again.

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