Chiropractic care for elbow tendonitis and tendinopathy should be a first line treatment, and evidence supports it's use before surgery or steroid injections. These more invasive treatments have their place, but providers agree conservative care for elbow injuries should be the first step. Chiropractors can treat tennis elbow and golfer's elbow with a number of treatment strategies that have scientific evidence to back them. The nature of tennis elbow and golfer's elbow tendonitis or tendinopathy injury is typically similar, and mostly differs in where it is occurring. Tennis elbow is tendonitis and tendinopathy in the lateral (outside) part of the forearm, this is why health care providers call it lateral epicondylitis.
Human joints are what allow us to move and carry out normal daily activities. As many people know far too well, though, joint injury can quickly occur leaving the joint inflamed and painful. The knees, shoulders, ankles, and spine are the most commonly injured joints, with 30 million doctor visits per year taking place for shoulder and knee injuries alone.
Chiropractic care for a shoulder injury is very effective and can help relieve shoulder pain and rotator cuff problems. Today, we’re going to cover a little about the subscapularis muscle, which is often overlooked but has a big role in shoulder pain and rotator cuff problems. It’s one of the 4 primary rotator cuff muscles and can contribute to poor movement of the arm and shoulder girdle if it isn’t healthy.
Chiropractic care is a very effective treatment for shoulder impingement, also know by other names such as impingement syndrome and rotator cuff tendonitis. In today’s post we’ll answer the questions: What is shoulder impingement? What causes shoulder impingement? We’ll also cover how chiropractic can help relieve shoulder impingement.
Rotator cuff strengthening is a critical part of rehabilitating the shoulder and eliminating shoulder pain and weakness. Traditional shoulder exercises often isolate one or a couple muscles at a time. The most common example is internal/external rotation with a band or dumbbells. Isolation strengthening works great for a lot of people, but for some people it isn’t enough. This program consists of functional rotator cuff strengthening exercises with kettlebells. They’re functional because they target multiple big working muscles as well as the little assisting muscles.