Elbow pain can cause huge functional issues with everyday activities as it usually will affect how a person’s hands work. Often, elbow pain will diminish grip strength, making it difficult to grasp objects which can lead to reduced productivity in certain professions.
It is common among manual workers and those who play racket or stick sports such as tennis, badminton, golf and hockey.
Types of elbow pain vary from tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), golfers elbow (medial epicondylitis), entrapped nerves, arthritic conditions and other pathologies of local bone and joint. Most elbow presentations report as a slow, progressive injury and can be described as a deep, dull ache with reduced movement around the joint and sometimes pain referral into the wrist or hand.
CAUSES OF ELBOW PAIN:
These are the most common causes of elbow pain we see at Total Balance Chiropractic:
When all serious pathologies are ruled out, most cases of elbow pain can be deemed mechanical in nature. The root problem is poor posture or structural alignment.
Elbow problems are often a result of poor body posture with the change in shape resulting in excess pressure and tension transferring to the elbow. Many muscles around the elbow joint share a connection with the shoulder and upper body, as well as the nerves that supply the elbow region originating from the neck.
If the structure of the neck and upper body are not aligned well it can place adverse stress on the soft tissues and nerves which can refer into the elbow.
TREAT THE PAIN AND SYMPTOMS or CORRECT THE CAUSE?
There are two ways people look to help elbow pain:
1. Treat the pain and symptoms:
Medication is often a ‘quick fix’ method for helping elbow pain, along with many other therapies that solely focus reducing the symptoms. While this may help remove the immediate pain, it is a short-term solution and does not correct the underlying cause of the problem, so the problem is likely to return.
Pain treatment, without ever addressing the root cause of elbow pain, can result in an ongoing and increasing need for medication. As you age, mobility can be severely impacted, and ongoing elbow pain can decrease quality of life.
2. Correct the cause of the problem:
Imagine being able to identify the cause of your elbow pain and resolving that issue!
Treatment with ABC™, through real and immediate correction of body structure results in improved spinal alignment and posture. Over time this process will both improve the symptoms and lead to long term resolution of the structural cause of elbow pain.
HOW ADVANCED BIO-STRUCTURAL CORRECTION™ HELPS ELBOW PAIN:
Our Chiropractic method, Advanced Bio-Structural Correction™ (ABC™) is a hands on therapy that corrects spinal alignment and posture. ABC™ is a therapy that looks at the body as a whole and not just individual parts operating separately from each other.
By acknowledging that the body is a single, whole functioning unit, we can get to the root of your body issues and truly correct them while preventing issues from developing in the future.
Correcting your structural alignment from top to bottom takes pressure off the muscles, ligaments, discs, and nerves in your body. Removing these pressures helps the body to heal naturally.
ABC™ consists broadly of manoeuvres such as spinal stretches, hands on adjustments of the spine, ribs, and lower extremities which result in consistent and predictable results including postural correction.
Correcting your spinal alignment with Advanced Bio- Structural Correction™ helps you get real and immediate relief from elbow pain, as well as preventing the problem from returning in the future.
In short, ABC™ is a holistic healthcare system aimed at not only improving symptoms but helping bodies to function and feel their best. By improving posture through this therapy, one will notice ease in breathing, clarity in the head, and often a sense balance in the body.
At Total Balance Chiropractic our goal is to fix bodies and help prevent injuries from returning. Ultimately, we want to make your body work well so you can enjoy life uninhibited by pain ensuring you have quality of life not just quantity. Once posture is corrected, it is recommended to keep it in good shape. This is best managed through a protective adjustment periodically, along with our advice around day to day living.