Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) develops when an elbow’s tendons are overworked, usually caused by repetitive motions of the wrist and arm. Chiropractic sports medicine is a vital element of physical training regimes and the treatment of aching injuries and conditions.
At the office of Springfield Chiropractic Clinic, we offer skilled and experienced chiropractic care to support the optimum use of your elbow and provide the treatment you require to alleviate this condition and prevent its reoccurrence.
The pain of tennis elbow shows up mainly where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to a bony bump on the outside of your elbow. Pain can also spread into your forearm and wrist. The discomfort might also radiate from the outside of your elbow into your forearm and wrist. The aches and weakness can make it hard to shake someone’s hand, write, text, grip an object, turn a doorknob and hold a drinking cup.
Factors that could increase the risk of tennis elbow include:
Age: It’s most common in folks between 30 and 50.
Occupation: Despite its name, athletes aren’t the only people who develop this condition. Plumbers, painters, office workers who spend long hours using a computer mouse, butchers, carpenters and construction workers, carpenters and butchers are also susceptible.
Racquet sports: Playing tennis, platform tennis, racquetball, squash and badminton increases your risk. The gamble is especially high if you have a poor backhand stroke technique.
A chiropractor will assess your pain and determine the cause of your tennis elbow. Treatment for the condition can include:
Springfield Chiropractic Clinic’s professional team has an extensive knowledge of the musculoskeletal system and the complexities the elbow. We are also well-equipped to diagnose and treat shoulder pain, sore muscles, sprains, strains, dislocations, swollen muscles, and tendon or joint injuries. Please call our office today to arrange an appointment.