If your neck shifts forward that’s going to put pressure and stress on the nerves that control the arm. That can affect the mechanics in your shoulder, your elbow and in your wrist. All of this can be corrected with simple chiropractic adjustments.
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Hey, it’s Dr. Troy here.
I want to talk today about golf.
Patients ask me, hey I’ve been golfing a lot and I got this golfer’s elbow pain, do you think you can help me with that? What about other people, they come in and say hey I got diagnosed with golfers elbow but I don’t golf and I still got this elbow problem.
So I just want to let you know that a lot of times these labels are put on people even though they golf or they don’t golf, I got tennis elbow but they don’t play tennis. So, here’s my take.
In the last couple of weeks, I’ve had a couple of patients with elbow issues that actually got referred to me from other chiropractors and so here’s the deal. If the spine, let’s look at the spine first, if the neck shifts forward from posture, golfing, whatever, that’s going to put pressure and stress on the nerves that control the arm. That can internally rotate your shoulder so that’s going to affect the mechanics in your shoulder, your elbow, in your wrist.
So now if we go and swing a golf club and we have a repetitive motion on a joint that isn’t functioning right you’re gonna get joint irritation, joint dysfunction. You can get muscle issues in regards to that. Just like the spinal joints they can malfunction, create pain in the joint capsule, have loss of emotion and loss of flexibility.
I had a guy recently who was pulling a rope and he felt a kind of popping in his elbow and he lost fifty percent of his range of motion. Within three adjustments we got ninety percent of his range of motion back. The pain was pretty much gone after three elbow adjustments. We adjusted his elbow very light, very easy technique.
So, there can be joint dysfunction, there can also be muscle issues and lot of times I’ll find the wrist bones will be out of alignment as well. The forearm, there are two bones and they work like this together so you have the top of the wrist and then the elbow which creates the pivot points.
So if you have a golfer’s elbow, your elbows hurt, chiropractic may be right for you.
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