Elbow pain is often the result of sporting activities such as baseball, tennis, golf, frisbee, swimming, or any other sport that requires quick, snapping, or repetitive motions of the forearms. This is because most wrist motion is controlled by muscles at or just below the elbow. If these muscles are wearied or strained from overuse, pain can result.
Chiropractors often encourage patients to be proactive about their health. Here are some tips to help you prevent elbow discomfort as a result of your sports or activities:
- if an activity (such as a sport or using a screwdriver) causes your elbow pain, limit the amount of time for that activity
- use ice after the activity to prevent swelling and pain
- wear an elbow band over an injured area when performing the activity
- perform regular stretching and strengthening exercises (ask Dr. Johnson)
- do not lift a child by the arms
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