Treatment for Tennis Elbow at Back Pain Institute
Tennis elbow affects not only tennis players, but anyone who overuses specific elbow tendons. Fortunately, you don't have to retire from your everyday lifestyle when you have help from your friends at Back Pain Institute. Our Odessa chiropractor can create a personalized treatment program to help your elbow tissues heal and put you back on the path to optimal performance.
How Tennis Elbow Takes You Out of the Game
The medical term for tennis elbow is lateral epicondylitis. It is so named because it involves chronic pain and inflammation of the forearm muscles and tendons attached to bony bumps called epicondyles on the outside (lateral) surface of the elbow. Tennis elbow is a slightly different condition than golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis), which produces similar symptoms on the inner side of the elbow. Overuse is the biggest factor in tennis elbow. The repetitive motion of swinging even a lightweight racket can create tiny tears in tendon and muscle tissue. The more frequently you repeat this motion without sufficient rest periods, more tissue damage accumulates. As a result, you may end up with constant pain and tenderness in the affected area. You may also notice that you're losing grip strength.
Lateral epicondylitis is a problem for people in many professions, from manual workers to musicians and painters. It can impair your ability to do your job, perform household chores, or even open a door or shake someone's hand.
Safe, Drug-Free Tennis Elbow Answers at Our Odessa Chiropractic Clinic
Our Odessa chiropractic clinic can provide a variety of conservative treatment methods for your nagging case of tennis elbow. We start by examining the elbow, shoulder, and neck for any signs of joint alignment errors, which could be making you more prone to elbow problems or aggravating your symptoms. We will also ask you about your work, hobbies, or sports routine. From there, we can recommend a holistic healing plan that includes:
- Chiropractic adjustment to improve your joint function and posture
- Massage therapy and/or cold laser therapy to soothe inflammation and encourage tissue healing
- Corrective or rehabilitative exercises to help build new strength and flexibility and the elbow
Don't Abandon Your Favorite Sport − Contact Our Chiropractor Instead
Whether you're a professional athlete or anyone else suffering from tennis elbow, you can get back to life you love. Call our Odessa chiropractor at (432) 332-3388 to schedule an evaluation and treatment!