Chiropractor Questions Elbow pain

I have a slight pain in my elbows and I don’t understand what is causing it. What should I do?

I have a slight pain in my elbows and it is a shooting pain. I don’t understand what is causing this. Is there anything that I should do?

16 Answers

Shooting pain could be coming from your neck due to a pinched nerve. Proper exercises and seeing a chiropractor who would get to the root cause of the problem is crucial.
Go see a Chiropractor. They will be able to assess you and determine the best course of action.
I would advise you to see a chiropractor in your area.
Elbow pain can be caused by several different conditions such as tendinitis, degenerative joint disease, arthritis and a pinched nerve in the neck, to name the most common. A good history of your condition, an exam and a neck x-ray (if needed) could help determine what we are dealing with. From there we could decide the appropriate treatment: laser therapy, shockwave therapy, spinal manipulation or decompression therapy.
This could be from a misalignment of the elbow, wrist, or even from your neck or upper back, or from strain by your daily activities. A Chiropractic examination should check for problems in these areas and a history to find out what causes this to become symptomatic.
Call your Chiropractor to schedule an examination.
Good Luck!
Depending on your recent activities, it may be tendonitis or the elbow may be out of place. A quick exam of the elbow and some home therapy may be all you need. But an x ray may be needed to rule out any issues.
Depending on where in the elbow, you may have what’s called tennis or golfer’s elbow. It’s a very common muscle soreness that’s caused by repetitive use. If there is numbness going down into the fingers, this could be from a pinched ulnar nerve at the elbow. Both are really easy to treat!
Could be work related
Elbows can be the result of tennis elbow or the office elbow and also to separate the radiologist myself on the forearm, causing elbow pain is the best remedy for that would be a trigger point therapy on that muscle by the farm and I would release the pain on the elbows and also make an adjustment on the spinal adjustment in the neck area, upper back area; just going to the elbow area can give it relief.
Yes, you need to see a doctor in your area. It can be many things, but you need to schedule an appointment with your doctor.

Dr. Quentin Smith
Hi there,

We suggest you visit your local chiropractor for a proper diagnosis. It could be a nerve issue or tennis elbow.


Dr. Caitlin Zietz, B.Sc., D.C.
A small pain in both elbows without any recent trauma or overuse would worry me a bit that something not related to your elbows may be a problem. I would start with seeing your PCP for evaluation, possible blood tests, review of any medications, etc.

Dr. Simone
There are many things you can do. Most likely, the pain is caused by inflamed tendons. Try using ice and an anti-inflammatory for a few days and be aware of overextending your elbows or abnormal pressure on them. If that doesn’t help, go see a chiropractor who does extremity adjusting.
This could be a muscular issue or an issue with the elbow joints. Consult a Chiropractor in your area who offers extremity adjustments.
Elbow pain is often caused by overuse. Many sports, hobbies, and jobs require repetitive hand, wrist, or arm movements. Elbow pain may occasionally be due to arthritis, but in general, your elbow joint is much less prone to wear-and-tear damage than are many other joints. Below it could also be stemming from a cervical subluxation complex coming from your neck. The nerves from your neck travel down into your elbow and down into your fingers.
Other possible causes of elbow pain are listed below:

1. Broken arm
2. Bursitis
(joint inflammation)
3. Dislocated elbow
4. Golfer's elbow
5. Osteoarthritis
(disease causing the breakdown of joints)
6. Osteochondritis dissecans
7. Rheumatoid arthritis
(inflammatory joint disease)
8. Sprains and strains
9. Stress fractures
10. Tendinitis
11. Tennis elbow
12. Throwing injuries
13. Trapped nerves
Inflammation around the joint is most likely causing the pain. A proper examination would be helpful in determining the source of the pain and also a course of treatment to fix the problem.