Tennis Elbow Relief with Chiropractic Care

Have you ever experienced pain in your elbow that doesn’t seem to go away? You may be suffering from a condition known as tennis elbow. Even though it’s called tennis elbow, it’s not limited to tennis players alone. Anyone who does repetitive arm movements is at risk of developing tennis elbow, whether those movements are for sport, recreation, or part of your daily job. Let’s discuss tennis elbow, its symptoms, and how chiropractic care can help relieve your elbow pain naturally.

What Is Tennis Elbow? 

Tennis elbow (also known as lateral epicondylitis) is an overuse injury caused by repetitive motions, which strain the muscles and tendons around the outside of your elbow. This can cause inflammation in your tendons and lead to pain when gripping objects or bending your arm. In some cases, it may even become difficult to extend your arm fully. 

While golfers, gardeners, and other athletes are more prone to developing this condition, anyone who does repetitive activities with their arms can develop it—even those who don’t play sports at all! You may be surprised to learn that dentists, painters, carpenters, and musicians are just as likely to develop tennis elbow as athletes. 

What Are the Symptoms of Tennis Elbow? 

The most common symptom of tennis elbow is pain on the outside part of your elbow. It may feel stiff or swollen, and the pain can radiate down to your wrist and hand. This pain becomes more pronounced when you try to use the affected arm, such as: 

  • Picking something up, even if it’s light
  • Gripping, like turning a doorknob or shaking hands
  • Bending or twisting your wrist
  • Bending or stretching your arm

Most people who experience tennis elbow report it developing on their dominant side, meaning that if you are right-handed, your right elbow is most likely to be affected; and if you’re left-handed, your left elbow is most likely to be affected. 

What Is a Chiropractor? 

Chiropractors are doctors who specialize in treating musculoskeletal disorders like tennis elbow. Through adjustments, stretches, and other therapy techniques, chiropractors can reduce inflammation in overworked muscles and joints. This helps improve range of motion and relieve pain without drugs or surgery. 

How Can Chiropractic Care Help Relieve Tennis Elbow Pain? 

There are several ways a chiropractor can help relieve your tennis elbow pain without prescription drugs or unnecessary surgeries. First, as experts in musculoskeletal structure and function, chiropractors can determine if tennis elbow is in fact the cause of your pain. If it is, a chiropractor can use manual adjustments to properly align the ligaments, tendons, and bones in your elbow joint and lessen the stress and tension on it. This will help relieve the inflammation and pain in your elbow. Plus, chiropractors can recommend tips and exercises you can do to prevent tennis elbow from recurring.

By The Way: Pressure Points for Tennis Elbow

In my years of working with patients that have Tennis Elbow I have found, one for one, multiple pressure points in the forearm that when treated can significantly help this condition. The great thing about these pressure points are that these are easy to treat at home! So, call me, schedule a free Pressure Point Therapy session and I will show you how to do it.

Visit Mattingly Chiropractic for Tennis Elbow Treatment 

If your elbow is causing you problems, call us at (314) 635-1008 to schedule a consultation today and find out how chiropractic treatment can help you be pain free naturally.

By Mattingly Chiropractic, August 22, 2023