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