Tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, occurs when there is inflammation in the tendons of the forearm. Not limited to tennis players, tennis elbow is often the result of overuse and repetitive stress. Common symptoms include pain on the outside of the elbow, poor grip strength, and pain while lifting or gripping objects.
Despite its name, athletes are not the only people who experience the painful effects of tennis elbow. Tennis elbow can show up on anyone who does repetitive forearm flexion. This includes many types of athletes including baseball players and bowlers, but also, gardeners, carpenters, musicians and anyone who uses a computer mouse regularly.
Tennis elbow is the most common explanation for elbow pain. Your chiropractor will assess the inflammation and condition of your tendons before suggesting a recovery plan. Treatment will likely include icing, bracing, rehabilitative exercises and massage therapy. The Graston Technique, a powerful, evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization, is also very helpful for people with tennis elbow.
Total Body Chiropractic & Massage in Bend, Oregon specializes in non-invasive, drug-free chiropractic care for tennis elbow. Feel better faster with our total body approach and learn how to avoid issues with tennis elbow in the future. Let us help you reduce your pain, shorten your healing time and get back to doing the things you love.