What is ?
, also known as , occurs when there is in the tendons of the . Not limited to a , is often the result of overuse and repetitive stress. Different from , affects your , the outside of the , rather than the inside of the . Your can get weakened from , causing , degeneration, and tearing of the tendons. The weakening of your ends up causing both and tendinosis.
Common symptoms include:
- on the outside of the (can travel to your )
- Poor grip strength
- while twisting or bending your arm
- ) while lifting or gripping objects (like a
Despite its name, athletes are not the only people who experience the painful effects of . can show up on anyone who does repetitive flexion. This includes many types of athletes and professions including, but not limited to:
- Baseball and softball players
- Tennis players
- Anyone who uses a computer mouse regularly.
If you are in a profession with repetitive arm motions and stress, there are ways to :
- Strengthen your forearms and muscles with weights
- Stretching your arms and wrists often
- If you are having , don't push yourself. Try and take a break until you feel better.
is the most common explanation for . If you visit a , they will assess the and condition of your tendons before suggesting a recovery plan. will likely include icing, bracing, , and . The , a powerful, evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization, is also very helpful for people with .
Total Body Chiropractic in Bend, Oregon specializes in non-invasive, drug-free . Feel better faster with our total body approach and learn how to avoid issues with in the future. Let us help you reduce your , shorten your healing time and get back to doing the things you love. for