“Tennis elbow” or what may be referred to as “lateral epicondylitis” is caused by misuse or overuse of the forearm muscles. It normally results in pain on the outside of the elbow (lateral epicondyle). It is common with tennis players but anyone can have this problem.
When can you tell if you have Tennis Elbow?
- Pain on the outside of the elbow
- Pain occurs when shaking hands or gripping objects
- Pain with twisting with force, opening jars, even using a toothbrush or holding a knife or fork may cause pain.
Proper function is key to help you prevent chronic problems with your elbow. Chiropractors can help alleviate this pain and dysfunction in the body without drugs, cortisone shots or surgery! We can diagnose this problem using orthopedic tests and by studying the way your arm moves and functions. We perform soft tissue work, muscle and bone alignment to make sure your arm is operating properly. After your pain is gone, we will incorporate exercises in your treatment to prevent further tearing and stress on the joint and teach you proper body movement.
If you think you may have tennis elbow, chiropractic can help. Give us a call at 650.353.1133.
Dr. Amie B. Gregory
Precise Moves Chiropractic
Sports and Extremity Chiropractor located in San Carlos, CA