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Chiropractic and Epicondylitis

Refers to inflammation of the tissues adjoining the epicondyles of the humerus

Types include

Lateral epicondylitis, also known as tennis elbow
Medial epicondylitis, also known as golfer's elbow

Causes

Although associated with sports and occupations involving repetitive movements (i.e., plumbing, mechanics, cleaning, cashier, etc.), the true underlying causes are usually more insidious. The muscles of the arm usually begin to malfunction very gradually, eventually predisposing the elbow joints to inflammation and / or injury.

Here are some of the most common underlying causes:

Poor dietary habits (excess refined carbohydrates, blood sugar handling problems)
Trauma (recent or past) to the hand arm or cervical spine
Overuse
Wrist, shoulder, or cervical spine lesions
Nutritional deficiencies
Elbow meniscus lock
Trigger points
Misaligned radio-ulnar joint
Cervical spine vertebrae subluxation
Shoulder joint subluxation
Wrist joint subluxation
Varied health problems

Chiropractic / Applied Kinesiology Approach to Epicondylitis

A complete examination of a person suffering from pain at the elbow involves not only a thorough evaluation of the cervical spine to the fingers, but also a comprehensive physical evaluation. Some cases are simple structural misalignments that can be resolved in a few short visits, but others are more involved. When elbow pain is just the tip of the iceberg, Dr. Morrison probes deeper in order to provide therapy that is effective and long lasting.

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