Elbow Pain Relief in Greenville, SC

Patients that experience elbow pain may consider seeking chiropractic treatment because it is a more safe and effective treatment option. Chiropractic techniques not only relieve the pain but also focus on addressing the primary condition that is causing the pain in the first place. 

Elbow Pain 

Your elbow is a ball-and-socket joint that connects your bones in an L-shape. It aligns with a gelatinous sac which is why you are able to move your arm in more than one direction. The elbow is composed of the humerus bone (upper arm), and the lower arm is made of the radius and ulna bones. These three bones allow you to flex and extend your arm/elbow. Pain in the elbow is commonly caused by inflammation or irritation to the joint. 

Most of the time conditions associated with elbow pain are associated with some combination of overuse and heavy exertion. Genetics, infection, and degenerative diseases can also take part. Other common causes of pain include: 

  • Tennis Elbow- Pain or soreness is felt on the exterior side of the elbow. This is a form of tendonitis which is caused by damage to the muscles and tendons connecting the forearm to the elbow joint. This damage is commonly caused by overuse of the joint through repetitive motions such as throwing, weightlifting, or punching. 
  • Golfers Elbow- Pain or soreness is felt in the interior of the elbow. Pain may shoot down the forearm as a patient tries to grip something. This damage is normally caused by a single, violent jolt but can other times be caused by repetitive motion. 
  • Olecranon Bursitis- Caused when the bursa in your elbow joint is either irritated, injured, or inflamed. This can be caused by traumatic injury, extreme pressure, infection, or select medical conditions including gout and arthritis. 

Treatment for Elbow Pain 

There are a number of chiropractic techniques your doctor can recommend after evaluating your unique condition, starting with ice and rest. Likely joint manipulation and muscle massage will be performed.  A chiropractor may also recommend exercise programs and changing daily habits such as activities.

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