Arm and elbow pain can affect everyone – not just athletes and sports stars. If diagnosed quickly, it can also be treated fairly easily. So don’t suffer any longer, read on to find out what symptoms to look out for – and what can be done to help you relieve this issue so that you can get on with enjoying spring.
Elbow pain often occurs due to a variety of sports and occupations that involve repeated pressure on the muscles and tendons near the elbow joint. This pressure can cause the muscles to become strained and tendons to become inflamed. You will often notice the pain when using your wrist or hand.
Osteopathy can help! Your osteopath will work with you to determine the cause of your pain and decide on a course of treatment.
Common elbow injuries include:
- tennis elbow
- golfers elbow
- radial head ligament sprains
- ulnar nerve entrapment.
Symptoms of elbow pain:
- weak grip
- pain when twisting the wrist
- constant dull ache, worse at night
- sharp pain when moving the elbow joint.
Osteopaths can help your elbow pain by:
- treating the area with manual therapy
- providing advice on wearing brace support
- applying sports taping
- providing information and advice on taking anti-inflammatories
- referring you to a GP for further investigation if needed.
This week’s recipe is from Wholefood Simply – as you know, we love their recipes and we hope you enjoy this one!
1 cup desicatted coconut
10 medjool dates, seeds removed
1/4 cup roasted almond butter
4 tablespoon cacao or cocoa
zest of 2 oranges (approximately 3 tablespoons)
1/2 teaspoon concentrated natural vanilla extract
pinch of salt
Place the ingredients into your blender or food processor and blend until smooth and well combined. Press the mixture firmly into a loaf tin lined with baking paper over hanging the sides. Place in the fridge for several hours or overnight to set. Cut, eat and enjoy.
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