Tennis elbow isn’t just caused by playing tennis! Lateral epicondylitis, or tennis elbow, as it has come to be known, can have many different causes which strain or overuse the elbow joint and surrounding tendons. Many tennis enthusiasts or other activities in which the forearm or elbow is used extensively experience tennis elbow and your chiropractor may be able to help.
If you’re experiencing any of the following, you may have tennis elbow:
- Pain in the outside part of your elbow
- Weakness in your wrist
- Difficulty with elbow flexibility
- A burning sensation around your elbow
- Pain when gripping items
How Chiropractic Can Help
The overuse of your elbow inflames the tendons that connect the muscle to the bones, causing those chronic and painful symptoms.
Chiropractic has been known to help resolve elbow issues. Sometimes the problem is actually in the wrist, shoulder or spine. The only way to know for sure is a thorough examination.
We can also recommend other options, such as icing the area or refraining from the irritating activity; helping your elbow to heal and getting you back on the tennis court!