Elbow pain can be a frustrating and debilitating condition that affects people of all ages and fitness levels. It not only interferes with everyday activities but also limits participation in sports and other physical activities.
In addition to the common causes listed above, there are several other factors that can contribute to elbow pain. These include poor posture, improper form during exercise or sports, and even underlying medical conditions like gout or nerve damage.
The impact of elbow pain on daily life can vary from person to person. For some, it may be a minor inconvenience that only occurs occasionally, while for others it can be a chronic issue that significantly affects their ability to carry out simple tasks.
How does an Osteopath treat elbow pain?
Treatment options may include manual therapy techniques such as soft tissue massage, joint mobilisation, stretching and strengthening exercises. An osteopath may also recommend lifestyle modifications such as avoiding activities that cause discomfort or wearing a brace to reduce strain on the elbow joint.
The goal of treatment is to relieve pain, improve range of motion and restore function. An osteopath can also provide guidance on how best to manage your condition in order to prevent further injury or flare-ups.
How long does it typically take to recover from Elbow Pain with Osteopathic care?
The recovery time for elbow pain will vary depending on the cause and severity of the condition. In most cases, with proper treatment and care, patients can expect to see improvements in their symptoms within a few weeks. However, more severe cases may take longer to heal and may require ongoing treatment.
Osteopathic care is a holistic approach to treating elbow pain that focuses on restoring the body's natural balance and function. This can involve a variety of techniques, including soft tissue massage, stretching exercises, and joint manipulation.
Offering Laser Therapy & Graston Technique
Laser therapy and the Graston Technique are two popular treatment options we offer for elbow pain. Laser therapy uses low-level laser light to reduce inflammation and promote healing in the affected area. This can help alleviate pain and improve range of motion.
The Graston Technique, on the other hand, involves using specialised tools to massage and manipulate soft tissue around the elbow joint. This helps break up scar tissue and adhesions that may be causing pain and restricted movement.