Elbow PainChiropractic is a proven, safe, and effective therapy for elbow pain, and Caron Chiropractic Clinic, PA, has the staff to help you find relief. Our chiropractic treatments can promote healing and restore strength and may even be able to help you avoid surgery and medication.

Like most joints of the human body, the elbow joint can be vulnerable to various kinds of injury. The elbow is a ball-and-socket joint, which means that the bones form a kind of cup, allowing movement in more than one direction.

This type of joint allows you to move in two different ways: by flexing and extending, such as when performing bicep curls; and pronating, such as when you turn your hand face up and face down.

Causes of Elbow Pain

Elbow pain can occur for many different reasons. The complex nature of the joint, combined with repetitive or stressful motions of the joint, can cause the soft tissue to become irritated and inflamed. Tendinitis is a common term for pain caused by inflammation, and the cause is often some combination of extended exertion or overuse. Of course, pain in the elbow can also be caused by infection, a degenerative disease, or genetic predisposition of some sort. But most often, what we see is the simple, but painful, inflammation of some element of the joint. And we can help you.

A familiar term for pain in the elbow is ‘tennis elbow,’ which is pain in the elbow joint that is felt on the outside of the elbow. Tennis elbow is usually caused by damage to the muscle and tendons that connect the forearm muscles to the elbow. It is most often caused by repetitive use of the joint, like striking a tennis ball, which helps to explain the name of the injury. Because you use your elbow so frequently, pain is unlikely to go away on its own. Even if you stop playing tennis—or another activity that may be the cause of your elbow pain—other common movements can irritate the injury and remind you that your elbow still hurts.

Effective Treatment for Elbow Pain

Among the recommended treatments for elbow pain are ice and rest. Remember, however, that the elbow is one of the most complex joints in your body and may require the knowledge of healthcare professionals who can complement ice and rest with proven chiropractic treatment interventions that can hasten recovery. Though you may interrupt the activity that is causing your elbow pain, other common movements—sometimes something as simple as brushing your teeth or lifting a bag of groceries—can be delaying your recovery and possibly causing real, ongoing pain.

If you live or work in St Paul, Minnesota, The team at Caron Chiropractic Clinic understands how to treat the wide range of issues that can affect the elbow joint, from common tennis elbow to injuries resulting from baseball pitching and workplace repetition pain. If you are experiencing elbow pain of any kind, contact us and we will be happy to help you. You can reach us by calling (651) 255-9999 or emailing us at info@caronchiropractic.com.