Indian Harbor Chiropractic
Chiropractor located in Cos Cob, CT
The elbow is a joint that gets dislocated often in all age groups, and elbow pain can be a result of a variety of conditons that our chiropractor can effectively diagnose and treat. As the joint that connects the forearm to the upper arm and helps it bend, any injury to the elbow or pain could cause major loss of function and mobility in the entire arm, and could cause disability as a result. Evidence supports that chiropractic treatment should be used before steroids or surgical intervention, and 25% of those who choose surgical options still experience pain at one year. If you are suffering from elbow pain it's important to see the best chiropractor in Greenwich, CT for natural, non-invasive means of finding and correcting the underlying cause of your pain. Turn to Indian Harbor Chiropractic in Cos Cob, Connecticut where your chiropractor Dr. Diana Gailes can pinpoint the precise cause of elbow pain and offer highly effective relief. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.
Elbow pain is a common problem that can be caused by a variety of factors, including general overuse, sports injury, work injury or underlying medical conditions. Some of the most common symptoms of elbow pain include:
Elbow pain can be associated with a variety of conditions, including:
Many sports, jobs, and hobbies require repetitive hand, wrist or arm movements. This overuse of the elbow joint combined with repetitive motion usually leads to injury and elbow pain. Some of the most common causes of elbow pain include:
The treatment for elbow pain will vary depending on the cause of the pain. Some common treatments for elbow pain include:
Practicing proper ergonomics and different techniques and movements when using the elbow joint is a good preventative measure for minimizing the risk of injury and elbow pain. There are a few things you can do to help prevent elbow pain, including:
At Indian Harbor Chiropractic we know that misalignments of the spine, or vertebral subluxations, can contribute to elbow joint injury and elbow pain. Chiropractic manipulations of the spine during adjustments can restore movement to joints in the elbow or other parts of the chain that have movement dysfunction or have an alignment issue. We use a variety of techniques to adjust the spine and improve alignment including:
Chiropractic adjustments can realign your spine or other parts of the body, reduce tension, and alleviate discomfort due to elbow pain symptoms and pain. Chiropractic adjustments Dr. Gailes offers at Indian Harbor Chiropractic include motion palpation, spinal adjustments, activator application, drop table care, and neuromuscular therapy to reduce pressure on the median nerve and improve symptoms of elbow pain.
Spinal manipulation therapy (SMT)
Spinal manipulation is a technique where Dr. Gailes will apply a controlled thrust to a joint of the spine. This motion moves the joint more than it would on its own. SMT is actually a collection of techniques which include massage or mobilization of soft tissue, adjustment of spinal subluxations, trigger point therapy, cross-friction massage, active release therapy, and mechanical traction on an area of the spine or on an extremity.
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
TENS sends electrical pulses through the skin to start your body's own painkillers. The electrical pulses can release endorphins and other substances to stop pain signals in the brain. TENS can reduce pain. Tens also works on muscles and causes muscle contractions by stimulating α-motor neurons. It is highly effective in improving muscle function, strengthening muscles, and improving joint range of motion.
Transverse Friction Massage Therapy
This technique involves using the thumbs or fingers to apply a firm, rubbing motion to the median nerve to reduce inflammation, break down tension in the tendons, and improve nerve function.
Class IV Laser therapy
Dr. Gailes is currently the only chiropractor in Greenwich, CT offering Class IV Laser Therapy. Dr. Gailes uses chiropractic adjustments and laser therapy to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions and speed up recovery times for all types of injuries. Laser therapy will reduce pain by over 50% in three to four treatments and can complement chiropractic adjustments or be used as an independent form of treatment.
For complete elbow pain relief call the Indian Harbor Chiropractic office or schedule an appointment online today.