Elbow & Wrist Pain
Elbow and wrist pain is common in factory and construction workers and people who spend a lot of time on the computer. Repetitive movements, sports and hobbies, and overuse are often the culprit of common injuries such as bursitis, golfer’s or tennis elbow, sprains and strains, tendinitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
It is always best to get these conditions addressed early, as delaying treatment often results in a longer time to heal. Treatment for elbow and wrist injuries may include therapeutic ultrasound or laser, massage or soft tissue therapy, shoulder and shoulder blade mobilizations and rehabilitation exercises. With regular chiropractic care and/or massage therapy, many elbow and wrist problems can be detected and corrected before any significant amount of pain is felt.
If you’ve had a fall, followed by immediate pain in the elbow, wrist or hand, fractures and dislocations are always a concern. If either of these conditions are suspected, you would be sent for an x-ray before any treatment would be administered.