Golfers Elbow, is also known as Medial Epicondylitis, and is a condition that is usually associated with golfers, but anybody can get it. The condition is associated with golf, because the repeated swings of golf clubs, does cause inflammation of the elbow, and hence the condition. There are many other repetitive activities that can cause this condition, namely, chopping wood, using a chains saw, and throwing items. The muscles of the forearm get strained and this leads to golfer’s elbow; chiropractic care is necessary so as to return the normal alignment and movement of the arm.
Chiropractic Remedial Treatment for Golfer’s Elbow
Through what is known as closed reduction manipulation, a chiropractor can treat golfer’s elbow within four to six weeks. In this case, a chiropractor has an advantage over other specialty treatments; the import of the practice is to stretch and manipulate the capsular joint restrictions. In this case treating the underlying problem, is just as important as relieving the symptoms. At the chiropractic clinic, you will get an examination of your head, neck, arms, and upper back area, to see if the movements causing the golfer’s elbow have affected the group of nerves called the Brachial Plexus; it has been known that manipulation of this group of nerves serves to relieve the pain associated with this condition.
Apart from the usual chiropractic manipulation, the practitioner may decide to use medication, if the inflammation is acute; Ibuprofen is the preferred drug. If the pain is coming from tendonitis, then the treatment may take a little while longer, sometimes up to 6 months.
The Chiropractic care specialist will show you how you can still go on with your daily activates, in a manner that will not aggravate the condition. The application of tape may be necessary to restrain your movements, and take up most of the strain, away from your muscles and tendons. There are special elbow straps, which wrap around the forearm, and take the strain away from the tendons at your elbow.
Other ways in which a chiropractor can help relieve golfer’s elbow pain
Apart from chiropractic manipulation, the specialist may use ice and electrical stimulation to treat golfer’s elbow. Iontophoresis accompanies this treatment; this is where the electrical stimulation is used to direct anti-inflammatory drugs into the affected area. Deep muscle stimulation helps in breaking down scar tissue, and other connections which form in the tendons and muscles. The specialist will also show you exercises which you can safely do to help speed up the recovery. You should avoid getting this condition chronically, since this will lead to full-blown Tendonitis. If the condition is caused by your profession, or repeated sporting activity, the chiropractor will work with you to look for special movements which will allay the condition from recurring. When it comes to sporting activities, where you have to train with weights, then the specialist will look for ways in which you can use the equipment without straining your forearm; special equipment and associated exercises may be designed for you.
Dr. Hamilton D.C. is an experienced chiropractor, running a clinic in Aurora, Colorado. You do not have to suffer in silence, especially when Golfer’s Elbow is affecting your daily professional activities, or regular sports. Make an appointment with Colorado Active Health Chiropractic PLLC, and see how you can get the pain out of your forearm and live normally once again. To get to the clinic, go to the eastside of the Denver Metro, with easy access from I-225 just off of Elliff Avenue. We are half way between I-225 and S. Peoria Street on the South side of Elliff. A quick downloadable map is available from our website at www.coloradoactivehealth.com, or on our mobile site, http://m.coloradoactivehealth.com, making finding our chiropractic office in Aurora the easiest to find of all offices. We offer plenty of parking, flexible hours, and top notch care. Make your appointment today!