Pain in the arm / Tennis elbow / Mouse arm
Tennis and golf elbow
The typical problems in the elbow are caused by tennis and golf elbow, which in most cases have nothing to do with the sports in question. They are both overload conditions which unfortunately can both be very troublesome and very difficult to get rid of if you do not identify and set or modify the overloaded activity in time. The body's natural response to overload is inflammation – an irritation in the tissue that resembles inflammation but has nothing to do with bacteria or viruses. In tennis and golf elbows, it is the tendon to the muscles that span from the elbow down to the wrist that is affected.
Tennis elbow occurs after vigorous stress such as wringing dishcloths, lifting weights, playing tennis, or simply continuous stress on the muscles that tilt the hand backwards such as when holding a PC mouse. You experience pain on the outside of the elbow. With golf elbow, pain is experienced on the inside of the elbow as a result of many or powerful throws or poor golf technique.
In addition to advising on various pain-relieving measures, the chiropractor can effectively treat overload symptoms around the elbow. What tennis and golf elbow have in common is that when the symptoms have calmed down, the chiropractor/physiotherapist will start a rehabilitation program for you.
Pain in the wrist can have many causes which have very different symptoms and therefore also different treatment strategies.
The wrist consists of eight small bones that form even more joints with each other that must work well together so that the hand can move freely. The chiropractor can examine the function of the joints and, if necessary, mobilize them and thereby remedy poor function and painful joints.
Besides bones, there are a lot of tendons that pass the wrist through tendon sheaths, which can often become irritated and inflamed.
Several nerves must pass through very tight conditions in the wrist on their way from the arm down to the hand and can therefore be pinched. If there is overloading of muscles, tendons, joints, or as with pregnant women. Here it is important to find the exact cause of the symptoms so that correct treatment can be initiated.