Cause and Cure of Elbow Pain
There is no magic when it comes to treatment of an elbow pain. Most of the time, elbow pain is self-limiting and often clears up within 2-3 days. Elbow pain, for the most part, may not need care at all. If you rest sufficiently and ice the injured part, it should be sufficient. Regardless of how mild your elbow discomfort, stiffness or pain is, you need to rest and ice the affected part or risk developing a more chronic condition that would require treatments from us. Chiropractic Specialty Centers have the clinical physiotherapy and chiropractic experts as well as the technology to treat even the most complicated elbow pain.
We have seen far too many mild elbow pain conditions that developed into a more wicked problem because of neglect. Ignoring elbow pain is not advisable. There is this false notion of time healing all wounds. Well, this could not be further from the truth, especially when it comes to the elbows. In fact, time is aginst you when there is an injury. If you treat the injured part in time, scar tissue or adhesion will not form. If you get the care, you need the muscles and ligaments will not start the process of degeneration. However, neglecting a small issue can lead to adhesions, scar tissue and even muscle and ligament degenerations.
Aside from those that ignore their elbows, there is a group that just can’t rest. These are the athlete that can’t wait to get back to the playing field; sometimes too soon. A mild injury could turn on you and become significant if you go back too soon to sports or activity that caused the problem in the first place.
Long-lasting Elbow Pain
But for those that have pain for longer than three days or a pain to reoccurs following an activity, it is time to see us. Long-lasting elbow pain or one that reoccurs does so because of a deeper more sinister problem. Our clinical physiotherapists and research-based chiropractors have years of clinical experience when it comes to spine and joint disorders. Elbow pain is one of the more common conditions that we see daily.
The vast majority of elbow conditions seen in our offices are those that have resulted from a traumatic event or a neglect of a mild condition. Traumatic injuries to the elbows frequently occur in sports and recreation. The third most common reason why patients get care from is those that have an overuse elbow injury. Oversee elbow injury takes place in people that perform repeated motions or carry heavy object frequently.
Patients that ignore a mild problem will almost always develop a more complicated and more chronic problems days, weeks or months later. An overuse injury is a term given to pain that results from overuse. These types of injuries are becoming more common because often they are ignored.
Understanding Overuse Injury and Elbow Pain
The thing to understand is that an overuse injury or condition is not a single cause or related to a single or isolated event. Often, an overuse injury or condition is a result of several malfunctions and disorders that occur simultaneously and affect the joint, and the same rule applies to an elbow.
The elbow joint is a hinge joint made by the union of three (3) long bones: the Humerus, the Radius, and the Ulna. The humerus is the long bone that connects to both the shoulder and elbow. It has two critical structures: the medial and lateral epicondyles. The lateral epicondyle is the bony prominence you feel on the outside of your elbow while the medial epicondyle is that which you feel on the inside of your elbow.
In our center, our clinical teams of Chiropractors and Physiotherapists utilize their collective skills, knowledge, and technology to treat and stabilize elbow pain and injury. We have a very high success rate when it comes to treatment of elbow pain. Our methods of care are better than Chiropractic, Physiotherapy or Rehabilitation. Ours is better because it combines all three (Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, and Rehabilitation). Visit us today and get World-Class Elbow Pain Treatments without injections or surgery in Malaysia.
Among the professional and non-professional athletes, there is a tendency to consider the overuse elbow injury as trivial. Some continue to participate, even with significant symptoms, leading to delay in a diagnosis and proper treatment, making it difficult to recover. At times, in the severe and chronically neglected conditions, it may even lead to disability.
Today, the most common overuse elbow conditions are tennis (tennis elbow) and in golf (golfer’s elbow). We have successfully treated elbow pain sufferers from all walks of life. Our chiropractors and our physiotherapists will carefully evaluate your elbow in order to properly diagnose your condition. Depending on your condition, he/she may prescribe one or more of the following treatments:
Elbow Patients treats in our centers
Elbow patients seen in our centers are often those that have either a medial or a lateral elbow (medial or lateral epicondyle) problem. Muscles that allow flexing or your wrist and fingers, clenching a fist or grasping your 9 iron are anchored to the medial epicondyle. While muscles allowing you to extend your wrist and fingers are attached to the lateral epicondyle. The terms Tennis or Golfer’s elbows are used to describe an injury to specific regions of the elbow. Most golfers with elbow pain are those that have a golfer’s elbow, medially known as a lateral epicondylitis, while tennis players present with a medical epicondylitis (tennis elbow). If you have either of these conditions, it is of absolute importance that you limit your athletic participation during recovery or risk further injuring the soft tissues of the elbow.
Some clinics and therapy centers relay heavily on pain medication and stretching exercises for those with elbow pain. Stretching and exercise is good, but it could also be harmful. Before exercise or stretching instructions are given, the joint must be rendered stable, otherwise the risk of further injuring the joint increase to a point where surgery may be the ONLY options.
The stretching and medication given are doomed from the start. Stretching of an injured joint alone can lead to more injury. Medication can subdue and numb the pain and when combined with stretching the harmful effects could multiply. This is a futile attempt and has on most occasions led to more invasive procedures. Here is the four step-by-step processes in which clinical errors leads to the unwarranted invasive and surgical procedures:
- Exercises, stretching and pain killing medication is given to a patient. If this doesn‘t work then
- Cortisone injection and additional stretching and exercise for the elbow is given in addition to more painkilling medication and anti-inflammatories
- Surgery is recommended and performed
- Therapy is initiated at termed as ”post-surgical rehab”
If you have elbow pain that lasts longer than just a few days, call one of our centers today. Our methods of care are natural, and holistic, which combines chiropractic, physiotherapy, and rehabilitation. Injecting cortisone into an elbow is not just a not effective, but could also have serious side effects. Stem cells are also fast becoming popular. Possibly because they have generated many profits for centers that inject them. The beneficiary of a stem-cell injection is the injecting doctor and the company that produced the stem cells. Don’t waste money, as this process has not been perfected. Do not become a guinea pig for Big-pharmaceuticals.
Non-surgical, Non-invasive Spine, Joint, and Sports Injury Treatment
The chiropractors and physiotherapist of Chiropractic Specialty Centers are the non-surgical, non-invasive spine, joint, and sports injury treatment providers in Malaysia. The first center was launched seven years ago in Kuala Lumpur and since we have launched several locations throughout the country. Our methods of care are collaborative. Our elbow treatment protocols are focused and specialized. Therapy includes care given by chiropractors and physiotherapists. Below is a brief description or what you may receive:
- Adjustment: The elbow adjustment used by our chiropractors is a technique that has been developed by us. We have perfected this procedure over the years, and today the majority of our patients feel better on the very first visit. This procedure is designed to enhance the joint position and to improve joint motion. It is very specific and can be performed in just a few minutes.
- Physiotherapy: Most patients will need some form of physiotherapy to improve the soft tissue surrounding the elbow joint. Research has shown the effectiveness of these forms of treatments in the management of pain, inflammation, and healing. Often the chiropractor will recommend a combination of ultrasound, interferential current (electrical stimulation), ice or heat.
- Exercise: As you improve, specific stretches and exercises will be implemented to help stabilize your elbow. Please be advised that exercise can either hurt or help you. Make certain that you consult with our chiropractors before commencing an exercise program.
- Supplements: In most cases, our chiropractors will recommend a nutritional supplement to speed up recovery and maintain healthy joints and muscles. If you are currently supplementing, make certain that we are aware.
- Braces: When moving the elbow aggravates the pain, our chiropractors may recommend the use of an elbow brace. This will allow for immobilization of the elbow, and help the tissues heal at a quicker rate.