Non-Invasive Elbow Pain Treatment at Maryland Farms Chiropractic
Has swinging a club or racket, lifting objects, or playing a musical instrument become too painful to contemplate? If your elbow is no longer willing to obey your commands without causing you pain, you need to know that you have treatment options above and beyond drugs or surgery. Here at Maryland Farms Chiropractic in Brentwood, we can discover why your elbow is hurting is create a customized, conservative treatment plan to help you get that debilitating elbow pain firmly under control.
Understanding Your Elbow Pain
Elbow pain can be a complex problem to resolve, if only because the elbow itself is a complex structure. This joint, which allows you to raise, lower and rotate your forearm, includes:
- The ends of your arm bones
- A layer of cartilage to cushion the bones
- Sacs called bursa, which keeps tissues from rubbing against each other
- Tendons and ligaments
- Synovial fluid to lubricate the joint components
Your elbow pain could originate from a malfunction or damage occurring in any of these structures. Osteoarthritis, a degeneration of the cartilage between the bones, is a prime example of a chronic elbow issue. If you overuse your elbow tissues, you can develop chronic tendon strain and inflammation such as tennis elbow or golfer's elbow (even if you're not a tennis player or golfer). Excessive or repetitive elbow usage can also lead to chronic muscle pain. Your elbow bursae can become inflamed after exposure to too much tissue friction, leading to a painful complaint called bursitis. Your elbow pain may even be coming from a pinched spinal nerve.
Of course, some kinds of elbow pain have much more direct and instant causes. An impact to the elbow joint can actually knock the joint components out of alignment, while sudden hyperextension of the joint can cause acute tissue damage.
Chiropractic Adjustments and Other Soothing Solutions
Our chiropractor, Dr. Elizabeth Baker, can treat the causes of your elbow pain, not just the pain itself. An evaluation can tell us whether the pain originates in the joint itself or is being referred from another part of the body. Once we've reduced acute symptoms such as swelling, we can proceed with the appropriate forms of natural treatment. Chiropractic adjustments to the elbow, spinal adjustments to ease nerve pain, massage therapy and physical therapy can resolve or manage your symptoms.
Call Our Brentwood Chiropractor If You Have Elbow Pain
Don't let elbow pain and stiffness rob you of your everyday productivity and quality of life. Call our Brentwood chiropractor today at (615) 309-8279 to ask about your elbow pain relief options!