Elbow pain (tennis elbow) treatment in Bridgend, Porthcawl, Pencoed, Cowbridge and South Wales
Elbow pain is often caused by the repetitive strain of the forearm muscles and this type of pain is often referred to as “Tennis Elbow” but occurs not only in people who play tennis!
This type of elbow pain whether caused by activities at work, sporting activity, or household activity that has repeated use of the forearm and wrist may lead to this condition. Tennis elbow is most common in adults between the ages of 30 and 50, but can affect people of all ages.
What are the syptoms of tennis elbow.
Tennis elbow causes pain from the elbow into the forearm and wrist, it is normally made worse when lifting or gripping things. The pain caused by tennis elbow can cause your arm to feel weak and may casue issues with gripping or picking up day to day objects.
Diagnosing tennis elbow
Sandford Chiropractic will conduct a thorough examination during your Initial Assessment and then where appropriate suggest a treatment plan. During the course of treatment we will also provide you with advice on how to reduce the inflammation around the elbow. This may include:
- Avoiding painful activities
- Resting the limb
- A cold compress
Sandford Chiropractic will initially determine if a misalignment in your spine, neck, or shoulders may be causing an overcompensation injury.
Nerves travelling to and from the entire body enter and exit the spinal cord via joints between spinal bones. Consequently, dysfunction in the spine may influence nerve flow to distant joints, including the elbow. In addition, muscles, tendons and other structures form an interconnected “chain” from the spine down the shoulder and arm.
If you’re suffering from elbow pain in Bridgend, Cowbridge, Pencoed, Porthcawl and the surrounding areas of South Wales please contact us today.