ELBOW PAIN PAIN AND CHIROPRACTIC
Frozen Shoulder, shoulder or elbow pain, or tennis elbow arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck, but not isolated occurrences.
A common cause of elbow pain is a condition called ‘tennis elbow’ – called lateral epicondylitis. Pain is most commonly found on the outer (lateral) aspect of the elbow and upper part of the forearm. Most commonly the pain is due to inflammation and irritation of the tendon as it attaches at the lateral aspect of the elbow.
Depending on the cause of the pain, with our digital x-ray facility, and if necessary, we may assess for:
- Degenerative Joint Disease
Depending on the pain generator and cause of complaint, several treatment options are available:
- Active Release Technique
- Therapeutic Ultrasound
- Trigger Point Therapy
- PNF / PIR
There is evidence to support this approach to patient care:
- Department of Health (DoH) The Musculoskeletal Services Framework. Department of Health, July 2006.
- Breen A, Langworthy J, Bagust J Improved early pain management for musculoskeletal disorders. Health and Safety Executive, Report no.399, 2005
- National Health and Research Medical Council (NHMRC) Evidence-based management of acute musculoskeletal pain.
- Australian Acute Musculoskeletal Pain Guidelines Group. University of Queensland and the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing, June 2003.
- National Health and Research Medical Council, Australia.