Golfers, tennis players, softball players, and many other athletes often must deal with crippling elbow pain. But while these sports put a ton of strain through the elbow joint, you don’t necessarily have to be an athlete to be sidelined by elbow-related issues; anyone can be affected by elbow pain. If you’ve been suffering from pain in the elbow or elbow tendonitis, you’ve probably tried everything to find some relief – everything from braces, sleeves, and medications on the market. Consider trying chiropractic care to address your elbow pain. Located on the corner of Randolph avenueand Snelling avenue South in St Paul, Minnesota.
What Makes Up The Elbow Joint?
The elbow is a complex joint that should be able to bend, straighten and rotate, and is the junction between three bones – the radius and ulna bones in the forearm and humerus in the upper arm. The joint is connected and supported by a series of tendons, ligaments, muscles, and other structures that all serve to allow mobility and stability throughout the elbow.
Issues With The Elbow Joint
Often, issues in the elbow are caused by repetitive motions, such as those seen in golf, tennis, and other, similar sports. When a person develops elbow pain such as medial or lateral epicondylitis (inner and outer elbow pain respectively), it can take weeks or even months for the symptoms to fully resolve, if they ever do. For this reason, many people turn to supportive braces so that they can continue to participate in their sport without taking a long break. However, by wearing a brace and continuing to stress the elbow joint, the problems are usually compounded. This makes the injury take much longer to resolve, and it may even progress to a full-blown tear of a tendon, ligament, or muscle.
Chiropractic Care For Elbow Pain
By manipulating the specific spinal level that innervates the elbow region, chiropractors may be able to relieve many of the symptoms that chronic elbow pain sufferers have to deal with. A targeted manipulation can encourage blood flow and healing around the injury, leading to faster resolution of the elbow issues in question. The nervous system is heavily responsible for healing tissues and improving communication between the nervous system and every other area of the body. Also, your chiropractor will probably tell you to rest the elbow for a few weeks and allow your body to fully heal. This might just be the best advice of all!
At Caron Chiropractic, we believe in treating your elbow pain rather than masking its symptoms with invasive surgeries or medications. We gradually focus on increasing joint mobility and work to get your elbow back to peak condition. Caron Chiropractic is an insurance-approved chiropractic injury treatment center. We provide long lasting, natural relief for elbow pain in St. Paul, MN. For more information about elbow pain treatment in St. Paul and our services here at Caron Chiropractic, call (651) 255-9999.