Tennis elbow

Tennis elbow can be a very painful condition that can stop you from using your arm normally. There is a good chance that your elbow will get better with time. However, chiropractic treatment can help you with the symptoms and accelerate the recovery time.

 

What is tennis elbow?

Tennis elbow causes pain on the outside of your arm, around the bony part of your elbow. It happens when you damage the tendons that connect your arm muscles to the bone of your elbow. You can damage these tendons by performing movements that strain your elbow such as playing tennis, using a screwdriver, or raking leaves. The damage could happen by a particular incident however, it often happens slowly over long period of time.

 

What are the symptoms?

There is pain in the elbow, especially when holding things or twisting the arm. The pain may spread into the lower part of the arm, the back of  the hand and in some cases there is referred pain to the neck or shoulder.  You are most likely to develop tennis elbow in your dominant arm (the arm you use the most). The pain may come and go depending on how much you use your elbow.

 

When should you make an appointment to see us?

If your pain has not resolved after two weeks you can make an appointment with one of our chiropractors.

 

What is the treatment for tennis elbow ?

At Caterham Chiropractic Clinic we would confirm the diagnosis by taking a case history and performing some orthopaedic tests. The treatment may include kinesio-tape to help support the elbow, trigger point therapy, active release technique (deep massage during movement), dry needling, rehabilitation exercises and anti-inflammatory medication advice to help resolve the problem.

 

To book a free 10 minute consultation to see if chiropractic care can help you, please call 01883 340411 

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