Understanding Elbow Injury and Elbow Pain
Because the elbow is the link between the hand and the shoulder, it’s injuries and diseases are some of the most common disabling human conditions.
Any elbow injury related pain can cause severe radiations to the hand and/or the shoulder.
Knowing that the neck can cause radiation of pain and numbness down the arm, a seasoned diagnostician must be wise to differentiate neck nerve impingements from elbow diseases that radiate pain at the same regions.
“Through this kind of comprehensive treatment approach, over 90% of elbow issues are resolved…” – Dr. Sam Nijmeh
Some of the most common diseases of the elbow that cause local or radiating pain have now become household names such as Tennis Elbow Disease, or Golfer’s Elbow.
Such diseases are due to repetitive stress injuries of elbow tendons (elbow tendonitis). The stress on the elbow, due to repeated injurious action such as swinging a golf club, can cause micro-trauma to the elbow tendons and ligaments. After months or years of such insult to the soft tissue, large scars can become permanent, inducing weakness and severe elbow pain.
The treatments for elbow diseases must be focused to normalize elbow motion, muscle tonicity, and rehabilitate ligaments and tendons scar tissues.
Such positive outcomes are the results of:
- Chiropractic elbow adjustments that promote excellent mobility
- Proper elbow exercises to promote appropriate muscle tonicity
- Proper elbow ligament and tendon stretching to create stability
- Possible use of brace or taping to stabilize the joint during exertion such as playing sports, exercising or work.
By implementing this kind of comprehensive approach, over 90% of elbow issues are resolved and patients enjoy the healing effects of chiropractic adjustments.