Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is when inflammation occurs in the forearm muscles/tendons near the outside part of the elbow. The most common cause of this condition is overuse of these posterior forearm muscles, such as while swinging a tennis racket. This condition is not limited to tennis players, as any repetitive motion using these muscles can cause this condition. Tennis elbow can also occur following a traumatic injury to the area.
Common symptoms of tennis elbow are pain on the outside part of the elbow with gripping or extending the wrist, and decreased grip strength.
The Chiropractors at Mountainview Chiropractic Center will assess the elbow joint as well as the surrounding structures to determine the appropriate treatment protocol for the patient.
The practitioners treat tennis elbow by:
- Chiropractic adjustments to restore normal joint motion
- Myofascial release to release adhesions in damaged tissue and take stress off the affected areas
- Rehabilitation exercises to strengthen the muscles of the forearm
We have a history of treating patients with tennis elbow very effectively!
We would love to help you reduce your elbow pain!