Elbow Pain Relief from Our Chiropractor in Manhattan
Have you ever thought about how many of your everyday arm motions involve the use of your elbow? If you're currently struggling with acute or chronic elbow pain, that thought is probably at the front of your mind from moment to moment. Elbow pain may be related to joint problems, soft tissue strain, or other irritating conditions. Your best bet is to pay a visit to Vitality Health Medical for non-surgical, non-pharmaceutical elbow pain relief from our chiropractor in Manhattan.
Types and Causes of Elbow Pain
As in other joints throughout the body, the elbow requires the smooth interaction of multiple structures for lifting, lowering, or rotating your forearm. If any of these structures experience injury or inflammation, pain and stiffness may result. You don't have to have a high-impact injury that dislocates your elbow joint to end up with elbow pain. Repetitive motion that strains the tendons or irritates the bursae in the shoulder can leave you in a state of chronic elbow pain. Two notable examples include tennis elbow and golfer's elbow, each of which involve the overuse of a different tendon in the elbow.
Osteoarthritis is another common cause of chronic elbow pain. If the cartilage between the bone ends starts to disintegrate, as it so often does with age, you may increase progressive pain, inflammation, and stiffness in your elbow. In some cases, elbow pain actually signals a problem in the cervical spine. The pain signals are being referred from an impinged nerve to the elbow, instead of originating in the joint itself.
Multi-Modal Treatment Plans for Individualized Care
Since the elbow is a complex joint, you may benefit from a multi-modal treatment approach that addresses both the causes and the symptoms of your pain. Our treatment methods include:
- Chiropractic care - Chiropractic care can relieve both direct and referred elbow pain. Extremity adjustments can correct positional problems within the elbow joint, while spinal adjustments can relieve cervical nerve impingement.
- Acupuncture - Acupuncture triggers the release of endorphins, natural substances that provide drug-free pain relief.
- Massage therapy - Massage therapy boosts circulation and reduces inflammation in tight or injured tissues, easing the pain of arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, and other ailments.
- Physical therapy - Physical therapy helps you increase or restore your elbow flexibility and strength, allowing for a wider pain-free range of motion.
Our NYC Clinic Can Ease Your Elbow Pain
Get a grip on your elbow pain and its underlying causes once and for all. Call our NYC chiropractic clinic at (212) 245-5688 to schedule an appointment and request a treatment plan!