Elbow Pain with Help from our Jacksonville Chiropractor
Did you realize it’s possible to be affected by “tennis elbow” even without ever touching a tennis racket? Our Jacksonville chiropractor, here at Amazing Spine Care, diagnoses and treats elbow and wrist pain — clinically known as lateral epicondylitis—in hundreds of men and women every year.
What is Tennis Elbow? Causes & Symptoms
A variety of connective tissues (primarily tendons and the muscles which extend your wrist) attach on the outer edge of your elbow. In tennis elbow, these tendons and muscles (especially the extensor carpi radialis brevis) become inflamed and aggravated due to repetitive overuse, which can cause tears in the fibers. This can happen due to excessive bending of the wrist and elbow, which often occurs during activities such as:
- Field hockey
People between the ages of 30-50, people with improper technique, and people with inadequate recovery, nutrition, and other factors, may be more at risk for developing tennis elbow.
When this condition develops, symptoms generally come on gradual and include pain, burning, swelling, and tenderness on the lateral outside of the elbow as well as weakness in the forearm and grip. These symptoms may worsen during specific activities, including any of the ones listed above as well as opening jars and doorways.
How Chiropractic Care Can Ease Tennis Elbow Pain
Starting with the spine, our chiropractor can help you find some much needed relief from your elbow pain. In addition to realigning the spinal joints, adjustments have been shown to trigger the release of natural analgesics in the body, which can provide near-immediate relief.
In addition to adjustments and gentle joint mobilizations, you’ll discover a variety of ways our team can treat and prevent your tennis elbow symptoms, including:
- Physical rehabilitation exercises, including wrist curls, towel squeezes, wrist flexion stretches, and self-myofascial release techniques
- Nutritional counseling, to help you make more food choices that will facilitate anti-inflammation and optimized tissue repair
- Ergonomic modifications and recommendations, to minimize continued strain on tissues of the lateral elbow
Is Your Tennis Elbow Bothering You? Contact our Jacksonville Chiropractor for Natural Healing
At Amazing Spine Care, our Jacksonville chiropractor team, led by Dr. Alan Khigher, can help you find effective and lasting relief from your tennis elbow. To schedule your initial appointment, contact us today by calling (904) 701-3916. We have two convenient locations and a flexible schedule to meet your lifestyle!