Elbow Pain Chelmsford
The Elbow Joint
The elbow is a hinge joint that is made up of the distal part of the humerus and proximal radius and ulnar bones. It allows for flexion and extension of the elbow and rotation of the forearm. As with other joints in the body it is bound by a joint capsule and ligaments, and surrounded by muscles, tendons, blood vessels and nerves.
Possible Causes of Elbow Pain:
- Tennis Elbow or lateral epicondylitis – pain on the outside of the elbow, not just caused by tennis, but by anything that overstrains the muscles and tendons that attach on the lateral epicondyle of the elbow
- Golfers Elbow or medial epicondylitis – pain on the inside of the elbow, not just caused by golf, but by anything that overstrains the muscles and tendons that attach on the medial epicondyle of the elbow
- Other tendon or ligament strains & sprains
- Arthritis including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
- Olecranon bursitis
- Compression/entrapment syndromes
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
- Radial tunnel syndrome
- Pain referred from the neck, shoulder or wrist
How can osteopathy help?
At Oaklea Osteopathy in Chelmsford, experienced osteopath Amanda Miles will assess you fully by taking a detailed case history and examining you to rule out other causes of pain that may refer to the elbow. Treatment will depend on your diagnosis and other factors such as age, general health and fitness. Treatment is carefully chosen to reduce pain, improve mobility, improve function and improve strength.
If Amanda thinks gentle stretches and exercises will help you, you will be provided with an individually tailored exercise programme.
Occasionally, there may be a need to refer you back to your GP if Amanda thinks you may benefit from further investigation or tests. This will always be discussed with you first if this is necessary.
Versus Arthritis – Elbow Pain
Elbow Pain Information
NHS – Elbow Pain
NHS Elbow & Arm Pain