Elbow pain comes from the elbow joint and the muscles near it. It can also refer from the neck and shoulder, so you feel elbow pain but the elbow is actually ok.
Elbow pain ranges from annoying niggles and clicks that comes and goes, to severe disabling continuous pain that no amount of rest and painkillers seems to help.
Often elbow problems resolve with time, rest or reducing stress... More often the problem doesn’t get better properly and feels weak, painful or vulnerable, so you are afraid of getting back to normal activities. This is when a professional opinion and treatment is really helpful.
Untreated, these pains can go from short easy to fix problems, to long term and harder to fix problems. Nobody likes taking pain killers or contemplating surgery. It’s important to choose a treatment which is safe, effective and proven thousands of times over all over the world.
We've already dealt with some of the common causes such as accidents and overuse. However, let’s dive in a little deeper to see which elbow conditions Osteopathic care provides a safe non surgical solution for:
Sadly, you don’t have to play tennis to get tennis elbow. It derives from the muscles which lift your hand back, like with using a mouse. Where the muscles come together at the elbow, that’s where you get overstrain and pain. It’s felt on the outside of the elbow near the bone.
This is similar to tennis elbow, but instead comes from the muscles in your forearm which pull your wrist forwards.
When you bump the exposed parts of the elbow, the bone is very close to the surface with minimal padding. The bone surface can get bruised.
A lot of tendons cross the elbow joint at the front and at the side. They can get irritated and sore with overtraining or overwork without enough time for rest and recovery
Repetitive strain means you have hurt something, but kept going until your body finally says “STOP”. This is hard to repair as the area is often swollen with fraying of the tissues which need to repair.
An Osteopath will only use their hands and brain to skilfully and logically assess your symptoms. We train for many years to feel what is normal and what is in trouble, and Osteopathy is a fantastic method for getting your body back in tip-top shape again.
We don’t use machines or ask you to do endless exercises that you find difficult and don’t help. We just get your body working properly by aligning everything, and getting the parts talking to each other. Treatment is typically very gentle and relaxing. Healing comes naturally without drugs or surgery. The elbow responds very well to being relaxed using our special techniques. And don’t worry, we will always check your neck and shoulder to see if the problem is related to other areas.
This means you can be well in a truly natural way, by in the end the miracle of your body healing itself.
And here's the best bit... By fixing the root cause of your problems, frequently people find that related issues that are connected also show drastic improvement, so you get help with all sorts of issues you didn’t even realise were connected.