Elbow Pain Osteopaths in Surrey
Pain is part and parcel of life. Whether it’s mental or physical, it’s tough to spend your days in pain. Today, we’re going to talk about one such kind of pain – Elbow pain. While pain medication offers temporary solutions and reduces our tolerance of discomfort, there is an osteopathic treatment that allows patients to deal with their pain safely.
Osteopathy for elbow pain can work wonders if you don’t want to keep taking over the counter painkillers regularly. Osteopathy is versatile and can help relieve aches and pains in different parts, all over the body.
Just like the rest of the body, several types of injuries and conditions can occur at the elbow. Below you can learn more about the main types of elbow pain.
Tennis Elbow, previously known as Lateral Epicondylitis, is a painful elbow injury. It happens when the tendons on the outside of the elbow, over some time, are exposed to repeated pressure from movements of the wrist, hand and elbow. This pressure builds up at the tendon with micro-tears developing, resulting in pain and weakness of your grip.
As the name implies, Tennis elbow is usually experienced by people who play sports like tennis and badminton. Whilst the name might indicate a sporting injury, anyone can get this.
People who need to make frequent use of their arms and wrists at work are more at risk for Lateral Epicondylitis. This includes professions like cooking and manual workers such as plumbers, painter/decorators, mechanics, carpenters, and electricians.
This condition is usually treated with avoidance of the causative factors, hands-on treatment and a tailored strength program. Naturally, this process of healing can be moved along with Osteopathy for elbow pain.
Medial Epicondylitis, now more commonly known as golfer’s elbow, is an unpleasant cousin of tennis elbow. Golfer’s elbow is most commonly a result of the constant motion of the arm. Whilst the tennis elbow affects the outside tendons, the golfer’s elbow strikes the tendons inside the elbow.
Medial Epicondylitis is often seen in people who engage in sports consisting of forceful swinging or over gripping during sport or work over a prolonged period. This condition can be caused by the downward swing used while golfing. Furthermore, construction workers who perform a lot of manual labour involving wrist movements like rapid hammering are prone to golfer’s elbow.
This condition is usually treated by a combination of pain avoidance, hands-on treatment and an individualised rehab exercise plan. Osteopathy for elbow pain helps deal with this problem by teaching the patient all the different ways of managing the condition as well as physical therapy.
Olecranon Bursitis has various commonly used names such as miner’s elbow, student’s elbow, draftsman’s elbow. Bursitis refers to swelling in the bursa, a fluid-filled sac that is supposed to protect the elbow bone.
Olecranon Bursitis takes place when the elbow suffers a direct blow. This condition is often caused when the elbow is used to rest for an extended amount of time. Another reason for this injury is an infection in the bursa surrounding the elbow bone. In this case, the elbow gets red and warm.
Furthermore, Olecranon Bursitis can also be accompanied by arthritis. A patient with this condition will notice some tenderness, pain, inflammation, and a restricted range of motion in the elbow.
At Arc osteopathy, your first appointment will be to establish the cause of your pain and stiffness through a consultation and examination. We then provide a treatment and rehab program for you.
Below you’ll find an example of an Elbow Stretch. Our patients are given access to our patient video library with specific exercises videos to aid their recovery.
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