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Golfer’s Elbow:
Getting Back to the Greens Pain-Free

GolferGolfer’s elbow, also known as medial epicondylitis, is a common ailment affecting weekend warriors and professional golfers alike. It produces pain on the inside of the elbow, often radiating down the forearm and towards the hand.

Stemming from misalignments in the elbow joint, it specifically involves the two forearm bones, the radius and ulna, exerting pressure on the ulnar nerve.

Addressing the Cause, Not Just the Pain

The primary cause of golfer’s elbow is the misalignment of the radius and ulna in the elbow joint. These misalignments can result from overuse, whether from weekend golfing or the rigorous routines of professional players. The bones irritate and put pressure on the ulnar nerve, leading to the characteristic discomfort.

Effective care for this condition begins with a thorough assessment of the elbow joint, focusing on alignment and range of motion. Advanced chiropractic techniques, including muscle testing, are employed to determine the direction and extent of misalignment. Once identified, specific adjustments are applied to realign the joint properly.

The recovery process involves aiding the healing of damaged tissues, nerves, ligaments, and muscles. Dr. McKelvey often uses nutritional supplements to address nerve pain and promote healing. In some cases, therapeutic laser therapy may expedite the healing process.

The second recuperation phase involves active rehabilitation, gradually progressing from passive range of motion to full resistance exercises. Recovery time may vary widely, typically spanning from two to six weeks. The individual’s response to treatment, the severity of the misalignment, and overall health all play a role in determining the length of recovery.

Put Pain in Its Place

Golfer’s elbow can be a debilitating condition that hinders your swing and enjoyment of the sport. Accurate diagnosis and addressing the root cause of misalignment are crucial for effective treatment. With chiropractic care at Optimal Health Chiropractic, you can confidently swing back to the greens, free from discomfort.

Get Out of Pain and Back in Action

Ready to get back to playing golf pain-free? Contact us today for expert golfer’s elbow care.

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