Wimbledon is over for another year and what a competition it has been. With tennis on our minds our chiropractors at The Spine & Joint Centre in Ealing thought they would put together some information on ‘Tennis Elbow’.
It often comes as a surprise to people that they are suffering with Tennis Elbow without having ever played tennis! Lateral Epicondylitis is often referred to as Tennis Elbow as it results in the overuse of the same muscles that are used when playing tennis. However, the condition can be caused other activities that put excessive, repeated stress on the elbow joint and strenuous overuse of the muscles and tendons in the forearm.
The symptoms of Tennis Elbow cam include:
- Pain on the outside of your upper forearm, just below the bend of your elbow
- Pain when lifting or bending your arm
- Pain when gripping small objects, such as a pencil
- Pain when twisting your forearm, such as turning a door handle or opening a jar
- Difficulty in extending your forearm
Tennos Elbow may clear up after a few days, however, if you are suffering from it and it is not going away our chiropractors recommend that you seek medical attention.
Our chiropractors are trained to diagnose, treat, manage and prevent disorders of the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, and muscles), as well as the effects these disorders can have on the nervous system and general health. As chiropractors we are well known for treating back and neck pain, however, we can treat a range of other conditions which include elbow pain or tennis elbow from back and neck problems.
If you are suffering elbow pain or tennis elbow why not call us on 020 8900 9004 to book an appointment with our chiropractor who cna help treat and advise you.