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Can chiropractic help elbow tendonitis?

I am a 27 year old female. I want to know if chiropractic can help elbow tendonitis?

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Tendonitis is an inflammatory condition that requires rest. Some cases can be greatly improved with rehabilitation. A chiropractor will be able to help you confirm the diagnosis help you find the appropriate provider to address the condition (typically a Physical Therapist or Occupational Therapist)..
Generally yes
Yes, we use modalities such as ultrasound, electric muscle stimulation, ice/heat, exercises, and manipulation, which typically help relieve this condition.

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Yes. Chiropractors are trained musculoskeletal specialists. They can diagnose the source of the extremity symptoms and treat or refer out if necessary. Many chiropractors use cold laser as well as manually manipulate the extremity joint and perform soft tissue treatments to any areas of myofascial restrictions. They can further educate the patient on beneficial home exercises and dietary modifications that may facilitate healing.
Absolutely! Elbow tendonitis is usually a chronic wear and tear problem but can also come from an acute injury. However there could also be an issue in your neck which supplies the nerves to your elbow and / or your shoulder, wrists or hand. There could be a misalignment of the bones in your elbow. As well as imbalance of muscle tone, either weak or too tight, that connects to your elbow. A doctor of chiropractic who practices Applied Kinesiology is best to evaluate and treat this condition.

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Inflammation of tendons (tendonitis) is generally the result of acute or repetitive stress. This stress is often amplified by either the overtight muscles attached to the tendon, poor joint movement or both. In Sports Chiropractic, the goal is to restore normal muscle tonus and joint function, thereby taking the stress off the tendon. We reduce inflammation in the tendon using physiotherapy modalities and/or support/bracing. We have great success with this approach.

Incidentally, the medical approach is to use medications to accomplish the same result. In my opinion, Chiropractic is generally superior, as addressing all aspects of the condition decreases the chances of reoccurrence.

Sorry to hear about your elbow! Chiropractic care can be effective especially when done in conjunction with soft tissue modalities such as Active Release, Ultrasound, Electric Stim, and Kinesio Taping to name a few.
Absolutely. A chiropractor can evaluate the movement of your shoulder, elbow, and wrist. A chiropractor can adjust and mobilize all of these joints. This is important in helping the elbow move and heal properly. I sometimes use kinesiology tape to provide additional support after an adjustment to support the tendons around the elbow.
Yes, Chiropractic is a great option to treat elbow tendinitis.