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Elbow Pain

The elbow allows for flexion and extension between the arm and forearm, as well as supination and pronation in the forearm (turning palm up or palm down motions). The elbow also serves as the origin site for the muscles that control the wrist and hand.

The most common injuries to the elbow area are those of overuse. Lateral epicondylitis, aka tennis elbow, is an inflammation of the extensor groups of muscles in the forearm near the elbow. Medial epicondylitis, aka golfer’s elbow, is an inflammation of the flexor groups of muscles in the forearm near the elbow. Typically some rest, or change in a habit is needed to fully heal. Your chiropractor can help identify activities in your daily life that are contributing to these types of pain. Adjusting, taping, bracing, ice, transverse friction massage, and therapies can all help speed recovery times for these issues.

Additionally, bones in the elbow can be moved slightly out of place, causing stretch on some of the ligaments in the area. This stretch on the ligaments can lead to weakness of the triceps muscle groups. Gentle adjustments can usually quickly remedy this type of problem, and restore normal joint and muscle function.

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