Elbow Pain

elbows.jpg#asset:106:urlYou don't have to play tennis to have a tennis elbow. Repetitive use of your wrist (such as using a screw driver or typing) can cause an overload of the tendon which inserts into the outside and back of the elbow.

This can be excruciatingly painful and patients often present with severe weakness of the affected arm.

Some people even struggle to lift a pint glass! A similar pain on the inside of the elbow is known as a golfers elbow.

In any case of elbow pain the chiropractor will always assess the neck and upper back as this may be linked to the actual cause of the pain - especially if the patient has pain in both elbows.

Often a shoulder problem will eventually manifest itself as elbow pain.

The wrist is also examined to see if restriction here is causing problems with the forearm muscles which attach on to the elbow. Elbow pain can be very stubborn and may last for years if it is not treated properly.