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Chiropractic management of elbow tendinopathy following a sports related trauma. J Can Chiropr Assoc 2014 Mar;58(1):52-7



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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.

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Gliedt JA, Daniels CJ


Jordan Gliedt DC Assistant Professor in the Neurosurgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin

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