Two of the most common causes of Forearm and elbow pain are:
1. Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis or lateral epicondylosis) this is pain on the outside of the elbow.
2. Golfers elbow (medial epicondylitis or medial epicondylosis) this is pain on the inside of the elbow.
3 step process to pain reduction
1. Examine and locate the pain source and scar tissue in the muscles.
Instrument Adhesion Release to the forearm extensor muscles.[/caption]
ART/MAR to the forearm extensor muscles.[/caption]
3.Once scar tissue is removed and pain is reduced a strengthening program can begin if necessary.
To learn more about the cause scar tissue and forearm and elbow pain read below:
Tennis elbow and golfers elbow are caused by an overload to the forearm extensors (tennis elbow) or flexors (golfers elbow) resulting in an increased irritation to the tendon at the lateral or medial epicondyle. This creates pain on the outside or inside of your elbow. This can be caused from playing tennis or golf but is commonly seen in people that use their hands for a living performing activities that involved gripping, grabbing, or typing. If this is not treated the tendon will start to degenerate and can even tear, so it is very important to have this treated as soon as possible.
The muscles in the forearm attach to the bone in the elbow by a common tendon. This tendon can become irritated and degenerated when overloaded. When a muscle is overloaded it will cause scar tissue formation. To learn more about scar tissue please click the following link Scar tissue. At Muscle and Joint Chiropractic we offer a complete treatment plan. We treat the muscles of the forearm using a combination of ART, MAR, and IAR to remove the scar tissue. This will take pressure off of the tendon and allow it to heal. We will also treat the tendon directly and use exercises to reverse the degeneration.
There are many other forms of pain that can be found in the forearm and elbow area. Problems in the neck and shoulder can refer pain to the elbow and forearm so it is important to be evaluated by a professional. We do a complete analysis to be sure that we pinpoint the source of your pain. Please feel free to request an appointment by clicking the button below or call our office at 716-629-3100.