Elbow pain + Tennis elbow: arising from the back and neck

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About Elbow Pain

The elbow is a hinge joint which allows the forearm and hand to be moved towards and away from the body.
The most common types of pain seen at the elbow is due to injury, with diagnoses of tennis elbow and golfers elbow often being made. 
Tennis elbow and golfers elbow are painful conditions which generally occur with repetitive motions of the wrist and arms. Tennis elbow by repetitive use of the forearm extensor muscles and golfers elbow by repetitive use of the forearm flexor muscles.
Many sports, hobbies and roles require repetitive movements and although elbow pain can occasionally be due to arthritis, generally the  elbow joints are much less prone to wear-and-tear compared to most other joints.
Symptoms may range from a burning to a sharp pain and/or numbness and tingling into the hand.
Interesting fact: only 5% of people who play tennis actually suffer from tennis elbow.
The nerve supply for the elbow comes from the neck (cervical spine), misalignments of the joints  here as well as in the shoulders can be the primary cause of elbow pain and must therefore also be assessed prior to undertaking care. 
On a positive note, with the right type of Chiropractic care you can be back to normal in no time at all.

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Elbow Pain Causes








Roles with Repetitive Movements


Repetitive Movements of Wrists and Arms


Repetitive Use of the Forearm Flexor Muscles.


Repetitive Use of the Forearm Extensor Muscles



Prescription Orthotics

to create a healthier more attractive posture

Fantastic dedicated team, who always make you feel welcomed. With Chiropractic, massage and the insoles I have made huge progress, have a lot more movement and am in less pain. Would highly recommend Bury Chiropractic. 

Kathy Kelly

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Sadiya Attiq

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Hemi Vadgama

A very friendly and professional practice which I have been attending for many years. Going for regular adjustments helps me keep the ageing years at bay, keep up the good work!!!

Barbara Crook

I want to give a big "THANK YOU" to the Bury Chiropractic team. Everyone has been so pleasant and helpful! My entire family are grateful for your care and attention! Thank you for getting my health back on tract and keeping my family healthy, happy and well!!!

Dani Morgan

I cannot thank the team at Bury Chiropractic enough! They have helped me feel like a new woman and the care plan was well worth the investment. It's an investment in my health and that's what I wanted. Very happy.

Angel Koonar Turner

What a great clinic! The whole team at Bury Chiropractic are brilliant, and i recommend seeing them wholeheartedly!! If in doubt please make an appointment and let them help you. The biggest obstacle to getting better is making that first appointment, so phone and get on with it!

Andy Green

When I first visited I was very down about the back pain I was suffering to the point where I was really tearful. Alicia made me feel that it was ok to cry and it didn’t feel silly. After 4 months of treatment I am better than ever.



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First Time Visitors

Relief Care

Our first goal is to relieve your symptoms as quickly as possible. The severity of your condition will determine the length of this phase. Typically, the number of visits in this phase is frequent and can involve multiple visits to the centre each week.

Rehabilitative / strengthen and corrective phase

During this phase of care, the goal is to remove the root cause of your problem and to restore optimal function. This phase of care is also dependent upon the severity of the problem. The frequency of care can still be multiple visits per week, but unlikely to be as frequent as the relief phase of care.

Wellness Care

Once your body has had the chance to heal, we believe it is important to continue with wellness care by having periodic adjustments to help prevent future problems and enable your body to continue to function at its most optimal level. Your lifestyle, health goals and practitioner’s advice will determine the frequency of care for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should I see for my elbow pain?

As Chiropractors we have seen many people over the years who have suffered with elbow pains and problems and have had great results in helping these people achieve their health goals. 

Where is golfer’s elbow pain and tennis elbow pain felt?

Golfer’s elbow pain is felt on the inside of the elbow, on or near the medial epicondyle (bony prominence), and tennis elbow pain is felt on the outside of the elbow, on or near the lateral epicondyle (bony prominence.)

How can I relieve my elbow pain?

If the elbow pain is of musculo-skeletal origin (the most common cause) it can be beneficial to use an ice pack on the area for up to 20 minutes two to three times a day. Always wrap the ice pack in a tea towel before placing it onto the elbow, to avoid ice burns. Appropriate stretches can also be very effective in helping to manage the symptoms. Think about seeing a Chiropractor to determine the cause of your pain.

Can elbow pain be caused by problems in the neck?

Yes. This is because the nerve supply for the elbow comes from the neck. If the nerve becomes irritated or pinched anywhere along its path it can cause referred pain, which, in this case, would be into the elbow.


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