Tennis elbow usually refers to pain in the outer part of the elbow and the upper part of the forearm. This pain is caused by inflammation of the tendon when it rubs against the bony protuberance at the outer part of the elbow. Chiropractic care helps to realign the entire body, especially the bones that comprise the elbow joint, and reduce pressure on the involved ligaments.
Despite the name, “tennis elbow”, only about five percent of tennis elbow patients actually play racquet sports. Your doctor may also call it a tendonitis of the elbow or lateral epicondylitis. Whatever name is used, the pain is a result of overuse caused by repetitive movements of the wrist such as gardening, keyboarding, mousing, etc. The most common symptoms of tennis elbow include pain over the outside elbow, which can also radiate up or down the arm, wrist weakness, tenderness over the outside of the elbow, and difficulty extending the forearm. Pain when lifting or bending the arm may also be a sign of a ligament problem, along with pain when gripping or carrying an object.
The great news is we love to help people who have tennis elbow symptoms because it responds so quickly to our treatment. We examine and treat any area relating to the function of the elbow and muscles of the forearm, such as the wrist, shoulder and neck and the relief they feel is tremendous.
If you suffer with elbow pain that doesn’t resolve after a couple days of ice and rest, then call to schedule an appointment and start feeling better.