Arm & Elbow

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The elbow is made up of three bones: the humerus (which is where the term "funny bone" comes from), the radius, and the ulna.

Your radius is designed to glide around the top of your ulna. We call this supination and pronation. There is also a big muscle that sits over this area called your pronator teres muscle. This muscle often becomes super tight, sore, and inflamed if your arm is being overutilized in an incorrect way. Two familiar terms involving issues with the elbow are called golfer's elbow and tennis elbow. Chiropractors are trained to check and adjust the elbow to ensure that your elbow is moving and functioning correctly. Adjustments to the elbow are always performed gently because this can be a sensitive area for most people and also an area that is difficult for people to relax. The gentle adjustments restore proper alignment which allows the elbow to move correctly, the nerves to function correctly, and the muscles to relax and contract correctly. So if you've been experiencing issues with your elbow, let's take a look at it to see what can be done about helping the issue and what changes can be made to prevent the issue from coming back!

Common Conditions

  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfers elbow
  • Posterior impingement
  • Little league elbow
  • Olecranon bursitis
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Osteochondritis dissecans
  • Fractures
  • Arthritis
  • Bone spurs
  • Dislocation
  • Ruptured biceps tendon
  • Forearm pain
  • Pronator Teres Spasm
Arm and elbow pain
  • Yes, chiropractors can adjust elbows. Your elbow is made up of three bones (ulna, radius, humerus). When any of these bones are out of alignment, issues can start to occur. These symptoms can be anything from pain, to clicking, to nerve impingements. A chiropractic adjustment of the elbow is designed to put the joints back into proper alignment. When the joints are in proper alignment, many of the issues and symptoms start to go away. The adjustment can be manually through a gentle thrust in a specific direction on the elbow or by using a gentle instrument designed to help correct misalignments. Oftentimes, the wrist is another area that needs to be checked and possibly adjusted by the chiropractor since the two joints are directly related. So if you've been experiencing elbow issues, then it's time to schedule your first visit here
  • Yes, chiropractors can help with elbow pain. Many things can cause elbow pain, but at the end of the day, the elbow needs to be in proper alignment in order to truly feel and heal better! The most common form of elbow pain that we see on a daily basis is either tennis elbow or golfer's elbow. These two conditions normally occur from inflammation due to overuse with a misaligned elbow. By simply correcting the alignment, the inflammation starts to go away as well as the pain. Not to mention, elbow pain can even be experienced due to a misalignment in the neck that impacts the nerve that goes to the elbow. This means that you can do all kinds of treatments to the elbow, but the pain will remain until you correct the alignment in the neck. So if you've been experiencing elbow pain, be sure to schedule your first visit here
  • Chiropractors are amazing for helping with mobility. Your mobility is based on your joint health. If you have a healthy and aligned joint, then your mobility should be very good. Your elbow, for instance, is a joint that needs to stay in alignment in order to stay healthy. Chiropractors help maintain your elbows proper alignment to allow you to have full mobility of your elbow. This will improve throwing movements, carrying strength, and even everyday activities. If you've been struggling with the mobility in your elbow, then be sure to schedule your first appointment here
  • Yes, chiropractors can help with all elbow conditions. In order for elbow conditions to improve, you must have your joints in proper alignment. This starts with the neck and goes all the way down to the wrist. If any of these areas are out of alignment, the consequence can result in elbow issues. This is why it is important to not just focus on the area of pain, but to instead treat the condition as a whole. Chiropractors specialize in correcting misalignments in the body that may be causing elbow issues. When the body is placed back into proper alignment, many of these elbow conditions begin to improve. So if you've tried all different kinds of treatments for your elbow with no luck, be sure to schedule your first visit here
  • As a chiropractor, we do not recommend trying to adjust yourself. This can be dangerous and lead to worsening the issue. Instead, we recommend having your elbow properly examined by a professional to ensure that your elbow is adjusted back into proper alignment. This is because there is a big difference between making a popping sound and actually having your elbow adjusted. Chiropractors do not just try to make a pop sound. Chiropractors adjust specifically to correct the alignment of the joint, which can most times result in a popping sound. So if you have the feeling like you want to pop your elbow back in, instead schedule your first visit here so you can have a professional do it.
  • Chiropractors are very good at relieving elbow pain and arm pain. There are many things that can cause elbow pain and arm pain. It is important to not only focus on the area of pain, but to also focus on other parts of the body that connect onto that area. For example, the nerves that go down the arm originate in the neck. This means that if there is an issue in the neck, the result can be elbow or arm pain. Chiropractors are able to check and correct any misalignments from the neck down to the wrist to allow arm and elbow pain to be reduced. So if you've been experiencing arm pain or elbow pain, then be sure to schedule your first appointment here
Arm and elbow pain



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