Many athletes experience symptoms related to tennis elbow, however, you do not have to play tennis to incur similar symptoms. It’s important to be aware of the symptoms of tennis elbow and receive treatment to prevent nerve entrapment and chronic pain from occurring. At Lake Worth Chiropractic & Wellness in Lake Worth, FL, we offer various non-invasive and drug-free treatment options to help alleviate discomfort from tennis elbow.
What is Tennis Elbow?
Tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, is an injury that occurs due to repetitive muscle strain and affects the tendons in the elbow. It is caused by overusing the forearm muscles and tendons, leading to inflammation and pain outside the elbow. The condition can also be caused by repetitive arm movements when playing other sports. Symptoms may include pain, weakness, and stiffness in the elbow and forearm, and can be treated with physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, and resting.
What Are Some Symptoms of Tennis Elbow?
Tennis elbow is a common condition that can affect anyone, as it is caused by repeated arms motions. The most common symptoms of tennis elbow are pain, discomfort, and tenderness on the outside of the elbow as well as weakness and stiffness in the affected arm. You may also experience swelling, redness, and difficulty gripping objects. If you suspect you have tennis elbow, it’s essential to seek medical attention as soon as possible to receive treatment.
How Can a Chiropractor Help with Tennis Elbow?
Our chiropractor can help treat tennis elbow by adjusting the affected area and providing therapeutic exercises to strengthen the muscles and tendons. Along with that, we’ll provide advice on proper posture and ergonomics as you pay the sport to prevent future injury. We may also use soft tissue therapy and ultrasound techniques to help reduce inflammation and enhance healing. Working with our chiropractor can prevent further complications from occurring and can speed up the recovery process.
Contact us for Treatment Today
Tennis elbow can be painful and can make it challenging to complete everyday tasks. However, seeing our chiropractor for treatment can relieve pain without the need of invasive surgery or prescription pain medications. To learn about the treatment options that we offer or to schedule your initial consultation, call our office at (561) 547-2210. We look forward to helping eliminate your discomfort, which will allow you to return to the sport that you love quickly!