Conditions treated

Elbow Pain

How can a Chiropractor help?

Elbow pain is a common occurrence in a Chiropractor‘s clinic. Due to the nature of modern day living and technology, elbow pain is getting more common.
A common injury we see is Tennis Elbow, this comes from lots of typing and/or racquet sports.

At Bristol Chiropractic Sports and Family Clinic we help elbow pain in various ways. Chiropractors start with an in depth history taking and examination of the joint and arm.
Chiropractors will then use hands on treatment to loosen the muscles and joints around the elbow and wrist. This helps the elbow and muscles recover faster by getting them functioning as they should do.

In addition to hands on treatment, we will also give you home advice and exercises that will be monitored and progressed, a key part in lots of elbow pain, especially tennis elbow.

Should I use Ice or Heat?

With most injuries we tend to recommend using an Ice pack in the early stages of the injury (known as the ‘acute phase’).

This is because the cold will help clear away the dead injured tissue from the injury and allow new healing tissue to arrive.

We generally ask for your to not use an heat pack. Your clinician will be able to tell you if or when a heat pack is OK to use, if it is required at all.

What is the popping/cracking noise heard during treatment?

Chiropractors are known for ‘clicking’ or popping their patient’s joints to get them to move better – this is a gentle but very skilled, safe and powerful technique called ‘manipulation’. Chiropractors have five years of training in this form of treatment and use it every day, they will only use the technique if they feel it is necessary. Feel free to speak to your clinician if it is something that you feel you may not be comfortable with.

What should I wear?

A short sleeved t-shirt or a vest will be perfectly suitable for the Chiropractor to assess you, they will need access as high as the upper arm. Rarely, they may ask you to wear a gown.