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Elbow Pain

Does this describe you?

  • You are struggling with Elbow Pain and are not sure what to do or who to ask.
  • You are frustrated that your Elbow Pain is stopping you from doing the things you love.
  • You are having difficulty sleeping because of your Elbow Pain and this is affecting your energy and wellbeing during the day.
  • You are taking painkillers or other medication for your Elbow Pain and would like to stop.
  • You are starting to worry that this isn't ever going to get better as the episodes of your Elbow Pain are getting more frequent and taking longer to go.
  • Elbow Pain causes lack of concentration, poor sleep, bad temper and generally makes life difficult.

  • Elbow Pain can often be the result of tension building up in the muscles from repeated actions. This can be a gradual process from sitting still for too long at a keyboard with overuse of a mouse. Or it can be after an accident such as a fall. The restricted movement caused by tight muscles leads to the joint becoming stiff and painful.
  • Here at Afon House our highly experienced team are dedicated to serving the local community in Salisbury and surrounding areas helping Elbow Pain sufferers just like you get back to doing the things they love.

If you would like to know more 

Use the blue box on this page to Get your Copy of the Afon House Elbow Pain Information Pack This is our approach to Elbow Pain. The pack includes 5 Simple Ways to Relieve Elbow Pain at Home.

Or go to our online booking page to book in for a FREE TELEPHONE CHAT with one of our Registered Chiropractors to discuss your problem.

 

  • Tennis elbow and golfer's elbow

    are common complaints even if you don't play the sport. They are areas of pain around the elbow where muscle attaches to the bone. Tension in the muscle pulls on the bone causing bone pain whenever you try to take strain through the elbow.
  • To fully relieve the muscle tension and stop the bone pain, the mechanics of the whole arm have to be addressed and the balance of the muscles restored. Chiropractic works to achieve this and allows the elbow to heal.

First Aid for Elbow Pain 

In the short term the pain can be kept under control with the use of ice packs and gently stretching or massaging the offending muscles in the forearm.

Use a Cold Pack

The bone at the elbow is irritated and inflamed and needs to be cooled down. Wrap a cold pack (a bag of frozen peas works well) in a couple of tea towels and wrap it around your elbow for 20 minutes only. Put it back in the freezer for at least an hour to allow the skin around your elbow to recover from the cold, then repeat. If the cold pack is too cold, put another tea towel around it. This will help. Don’t use heat. If you are taking medication for the pain, it will be an anti-inflammatory drug – to cool things down. If you use the medication with heat, you will be cancelling one out with the other! Use a cold pack to enhance the effect of the medication.

And Stretch

The stretch you need to do will depend on whether the pain is on the inner side or the outer side of your elbow (looking at your elbow with your elbow straight and your palm turned up; inner side is nearest to the body, outer side is away from the body)

For pain on the inner side of the elbow – stretch very gently and well within pain tolerance. With your sore elbow locked straight and your palm turned up, gently bend your wrist back, so your fingers are pointing towards the floor and gently hold your hand in that position with your other hand, and count to 30. You should feel a stretch along your forearm. Repeat as often as you can but always gently.

For pain on the outer side of the elbow – stretch very gently and well within pain tolerance. With your sore elbow locked straight and your palm turned down, gently bend your wrist forward, so your fingers are pointing towards the floor and gently hold your hand in that position with your other hand, and count to 30. You should feel a stretch along your forearm. Repeat as often as you can but always gently.

Still getting pain?

If you have tried resting it but the pain comes back again as soon as you push it, come in and see us.

Elbow Pain Information Pack

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