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J Can Chiropr Assoc. 2014 Mar;58(1):52-7.

Chiropractic management of elbow tendinopathy following a sports related trauma.

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1
Chiropractic Physician, Private Practice, Chandler, AZ, USA.
2
Chiropractic Physician, Private Practice, Brentwood, MO, USA.

Abstract

in English, French

OBJECTIVE:

This report describes chiropractic management of a case of sub-acute elbow pain and swelling with Active Release Technique® and acupuncture.

CASE PRESENTATION:

A 41-year-old male presented to a chiropractic clinic with a primary complaint of elbow pain and swelling following a fall while playing basketball five weeks prior.

INTERVENTION AND OUTCOME:

Treatment consisted of two sessions of needle acupuncture and one treatment of Active Release Techniques® (ART) applied to the left elbow region.

CONCLUSIONS:

The patient's outcomes indicated a quick resolution of subjective complaints and objective findings with the chosen treatment. Further research is needed to demonstrate safety, clinical effectiveness, and cost effectiveness when compared to other treatments.

KEYWORDS:

Active Release Techniques (ART)®; acupuncture; chiropractic; elbow pain

PMID:
24587497
PMCID:
PMC3924509

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