Treatment for Overuse Injuries to the Elbow

Today, people of all ages are more active than ever, in an attempt to keep in shape.  Often the activities that they engage in result in a variety of overuse injuries to the elbow including Tennis Elbow, Golfer’s Elbow and Thrower’s Elbow, or Tommy John’s Syndrome, as it is more commonly known.  In all of these injuries, the common cause is overuse, with the location of the pain varying as a result of the activity. 

In Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow the injuries are very similar, with the only difference being the location of the pain in the elbow and the activity that resulted in the pain.  Tommy John’s Syndrome is characterized by a persistent elbow soreness, stiffness and discomfort. 

A combination of Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy, Neuromuscular Massage and Physiotherapy are the most effective means to treat elbow overuse injuries.  During the treatment, a Chiropractor will work on the entire arm, including the elbow and the wrist joint, using Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy.  A licensed massage therapist will use Neuromuscular Massage to unwind the connective tissue and break up any adhesions.

In addition, the muscles in the shoulder girdle will be released, as well as any tension in the muscles of the arm.  A Physiotherapist will investigate and correct any flaws in the arm’s motions, which could be contributing to the elbow injury.  Physiotherapy will also include cryotherapy, fomentation, ultrasound and electrical stimulation to control pain and reduce the inflammation of the tissues in the elbow.   This integrated approach to treatment of overuse injuries of the elbow is highly effective.

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