Tennis elbow or by its medical term lateral epicondylitis is very common and not just in tennis players. Tennis elbow is a tendonitis forming from either over use or improper use of the wrist extensor muscles for an extended period of time.
How can I reduce the pain?
The first thing to do would be to reduce how often you perform the aggravating activity, for example stop playing tennis for several weeks.
Do arm braces work?
There are a wide variety of tennis elbow braces available at most pharmacies and yes they do relieve tension from the tendon. This will aid in the recovery time by not putting any extra strain on the tendon. Braces should not be worn permanently as they are a temporary aid.
What therapies will help me recover faster?
Therapies available at Spine Well Chiropractic such as therapeutic ultrasound allow deep heat into the tendon, facilitating increased blood flow and can improve healing time.
How can a chiropractor help?
Part of the root cause of the tendonitis results from improper use. The tendon is not gliding across the joint properly and this is causing premature wear and tear on the tendon. The elbow just like any joint in the body can be realigned through gentle chiropractic adjustments allowing for proper function and less pain.
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