It may be Tennis Elbow (causing lateral "outside" elbow pain). It may be Golfers Elbow (causing medial "inside" elbow pain). It may not be caused by your elbow, but swelling from a back up of lymph. It may be something causing pain to radiate to your elbow from your neck or up from your wrist. We can diagnose the cause of your elbow pain, treating the root issue so you do not just experience less elbow pain, but lasting relief.
That is the Drummond Difference!
We get to the root cause of your pain so you experience lasting relief!
Looking for home remedies for shoulder pain relief? Scroll down for stretches, exercises and other home remedies for elbow pain relief. Before you try any new remedy, talk with your health care provider to verify it is appropriate for your specific condition. Hopefully that is one of our chiropractors here at Drummond Chiropractic. We are more than neck and pain chiropractors. We have Dr. McCoy, a sports chiropractic specialist on staff, with specialized training with elbow injuries, be it from sports, or from regular day activities like lifting your children, helping a friend move furniture, or simply typing on the computer too much. You do not have to be an elite athlete to take advantage of his skills with elbow injuries.
You may be surprised to find out that your elbow pain is a symptom of poor work economics, lymphatic back up, tendonosis of an arm muscle, or maybe it is caused by something wrong with your elbow. Regardless of the cause of your elbow pain, we will find it with a thorough history and exam, then determine the best treatment plan for it, even if it means referring you out. We are more affordable than orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists, so start with us, and if able, we will get you back pain free as soon as possible.
Again, Dr. Michael McCoy is more than a spine specialist as a chiropractor, but also a joint (including elbow pain) specialist. He not only will work on your elbow, but any issue that may be contributing to your elbow condition. He can train you on how to re-strengthen your body so that your elbow is less vulnerable to re-injury.
Once we determine that we can help your elbow pain, we will treat same day, demonstrate home exercises and stretches you can do to speed your recovery. We will follow up the appointment with a Report of Findings email that details what your condition is, what our treatment plan is and lists the prescribed exercises and stretches, complete with videos that you can follow along with. To learn more, check out:
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CURIOUS HOW WE TREAT Elbow PAIN?
- Chiropractic adjusting (see video above)
- Isometric Stretching
- Natural treatments for muscle spasm
- Dry Needling
- Home remedy advice
- Scroll down to learn more:
Looking for more stretches and exercises that may help your elbow pain?
Check out Dr. Karin's Facebook Live video:
To stretch the outside of your elbow:
for more upper extremity
stretches and exercises
Ergonomics for the Elbow
To keep the strain off your elbows as much as you can while at a computer station:
1. keep you elbows at 90 degrees
2. keep your ears over your shoulders, and your shoulders back and down
3. keep your wrists in neutral (the bottom of your wrists flat to keep your carpal tunnel open).
4. keep your elbows at your side (avoid reaching for the keyboard, instead, bring the key board to you)
5. keep your low back supported, hips and knees at 90 degrees, and feet flat on the floor
Note: the further your arms are from your body, the more "weight" they pull on your neck and back. Good posture and stretching often should help your elbow pain. If not, we can help!
Topical sprays and gels may help:
When your elbow is in pain, instead of taking pain pills (which have negative health consequences), think about applying a topical pain reliever. Why take a pill that affects your whole body and potentially harms your organs, when you can use a topical treatment that provides localized relief without the negative side effects of oral medication.
My favorite it Cryoderm. It is a cooling blend of menthol, arnica, and other herbs. It comes in spray, roll-on, and gel applications.
This may work to alleviate your pain enough, that it will help you wean off of your pain medication. If not, the following have some other alternative you can try.
Heat or Ice?
IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING PAIN and are looking for an alternative to over-the-counter pain relievers, temperature therapy may be an option. Heat therapy and ice therapy are useful, and sometimes can be used interchangeably.
The Safest Self Heat/Stretch/Ice Treatment for Elbow Pain
I believe the safest self-treatment for most elbow pain is to
1. Heat the upper arm and forearm (avoiding the elbow) for ten minutes to bring nutrient-filled blood to the area and to relax the muscles of the upper extremity.
2. Stretch the arm and forearm muscles gently while the muscles are warm and pliable (as shown in the stretches mentioned above).
3. Finish with two minutes of ice to the most intense spot of pain in the elbow to calm any inflammation that may have worsened with the heat and stretching.
SUPPLEMENTS, HERBS AND OILS THAT CAN HELP ELBOW PAIN:
Cho-Pat® Tennis Elbow Strap
- The Cho-Pat Tennis Elbow Splint is a compression device designed to secure and support forearm muscles that are over-exercised or strained during athletic, leisure, or work activities.
- The splint has a unique, reinforced tongue comfortably molds to the forearm and fastens with closures. It works by absorbing and dispensing the pain-causing forces relieving stress on the forearm muscles and their attachments and reducing inflammation.
- It is very effective in giving support to the forearm tendon and muscles during repetitive gripping in activities such as golf, bowling, baseball, tennis or racquetball, gardening or carpentry; activities where one repeatedly extends the arm and then applies force.
A TENS unit is a portable device that you can wear all day to help reduce pain. It uses electrical stimulation to close the pain gates of nerves in spastic muscles, preventing the pain of the injury to be perceived by your brain.
You can use a tens unit on the elbow like you can for the knee. CLICK HERE to learn more about using the TENS unit for elbow pain. Or click the image below to watch our advice on how to use a TENs unit for pain.
You don't have to be in pain! Why Wait?
Drummond Chiropractic, LLC
Elbow Pain Specialists
565 N Walnut St,
Bloomington, IN 47404
(812) 336 - 2423