What is lateral epicondylitis?
Swelling of the tendons of the extensor forearm muscle group. These tendons are bands of tough tissue that connect the muscles of your lower arm to the bone close to the elbow. Despite its name, you can still get tennis elbow even if you have never played tennis in your life.
How can Chiropractic help?
The first issue that must be addressed is, how did the injury happen? Many patients of mine who have tennis elbow, do not even play tennis. Most of the time, these patients are over using their hands during manual labor, or using their hands excessively in their jobs. [tenniselbow]
Treatment is aimed to:
- Decrease inflammation
- Decrease pain
- Increase range of motion
- Adjusting the full kinetic chain
- Breaking down muscle adhesion and spasms in the forearm
- Proper ergonomic training
- Kinesiology taping
- Muscular strengthening of the forearm