Tennis Elbow? But I Don’t Even Play Tennis

Tennis Elbow? But I Don’t Even Play Tennis

Did you know… tennis elbow can occur even if you are NOT an athletes. 

Lateral epicondylitis – or tennis elbow – is a painful condition that occurs when the tendons in your elbow become inflamed and overloaded as a result of repetitive motion. 

Because the repetitive motion that occurs is similar to that of swinging a tennis racket, it’s commonly referred to as tennis elbow. 

However, anyone who has a job characterized by similar repetitive arm motions may be at risk. Common symptoms are;

pain at the fleshy part of the elbow when gripping and or turning the wrist like opening a door or pouring coffee.

Why it Matters:

Tennis elbow is often characterized by some pain and weakness, and that can make it difficult to perform your daily tasks. 

Because tennis elbow is an injury caused by repetitive – perhaps essential – motions, finding ways to decrease the inflammation and improve your biomechanics is especially important.

Here are 3 natural ways to help reduce the pain associated with tennis elbow …

·       Rest. Giving your arm time to rest is important to stop the cascade of inflammation and pain. If you can’t rest then using a device like a BAND-IT around the forearm can help.

·       Ice. Icing it 20 minutes per hour is a smart strategy to reduce pain and inflammation.

·       Technique. Be mindful of how you are moving your arm, use proper ergonomics.

Next Steps:  

Tennis elbow is usually not a condition that will go away on its own. In fact it starts out as a mild inconvenience but soon turns into a major pain

However, we’ve found three key strategies for reducing the pain associated with tennis below.

The first is creating a plan of care that includes at-home exercises to strengthen your supporting muscles. 

The second is performing chiropractic adjustments, to improve the motion and movement of your elbow joints. 

The third thing is a combination of shockwave therapy and laser therapy. These 2 modalities help to reduce pain and breakdown scar tissue.

So, if you or someone you know is living with tennis elbow, give us a call. 519-227-1363

 Together, we’ll create an individualized care plan focused on helping you find lasting relief, naturally
Science Source(s): 


Tennis Elbow. Orthoinfo by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. 2021.