The elbow is a complex joint since it can extend, flex, and rotate. As a result, people may experience pain from normal daily activities. Pain can occur on the front, back, and either side of the elbow and can vary anywhere from a tingling to a sharp pain. Elbow pain can be diagnosed by a Doctor of Chiropractic after learning about a patient’s history, an examination, and orthopedic testing. It’s important to evaluate areas above and below the elbow to find the cause of the pain.
Below are some common causes of elbow pain along with several tips to help reduce the occurrence and intensity of elbow pain in your daily life.
Repeated use of the elbow during work can cause pain.
Activities like tennis, golf, lifting weights, and throwing a ball can trigger elbow pain.
Stretch the area that seems to normally be the tightest.
Try using a foam roller on the muscle groups around the elbow as an additional stretch.
As always, visit your Doctor of Chiropractic to get adjusted. This will help your elbow and the areas surrounding it to stay in alignment. Your chiropractor may educate you on additional stretches and exercises for your specific condition.