Movement of the elbow is mainly controlled from above by the shoulder. Should the responsible postural musculature no longer maintain the shoulders in proper alignment with the hips and spine, then the hinge joint functioning of the elbow will be called upon to compensate for a dysfunctional ball-and-socket joint of the shoulder. Such impossible demands placed upon the elbow joint soon lead to increased strain and wear and result in a sensitive and painful elbow joint.
Most elbow problems, therefore, find their origin in misalignments occurring at the shoulder and in practice practically all elbow problems can be lastingly resolved by restoring proper postural alignment across the shoulder girdle and then down through the arm.The pelvis serves as the “foundation” of the body’s skeletal structure. (more…)