Tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, is a common overuse injury of the elbow. It results from the repetitive motion of forearm muscles and is common in tennis players. Golfer’s elbow is another overuse injury and is common in golf players. These two conditions are caused by repetitive forces on the tendons surrounding your elbow.
Advanced Chiropractic Group, serving the Santa Barbara, CA, area, provides quality chiropractic care. Visit us today for tennis and golfer’s elbow treatment.
Causes of Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow
Golfer’s elbow is usually caused by a chronic overload of the flexor/pronator muscle group. Tennis elbow is caused by forearm overuse either due to strenuous activities or repetitive motions.
Symptoms of Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow
- pain and tenderness around your outside elbow joint that feels like a dull ache and worsens when you use your arm or wrist, for example, when playing tennis or golf
- the skin around the painful area is tender to touch
- your elbow, hands, and wrists feel weak and stiff
- the sensation of pins and needles, tenderness, or tightness in the fingers
- pain when lifting something or raising your hand or pain at the front or back of your arm
If you experience any of these signs and symptoms, speak to one of our chiropractors at Advanced Chiropractic Group in Santa Barbara. We can provide the highest quality of care possible as we guide you to recovery.
Chiropractic Treatment for Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow
When you visit one of our highly-skilled chiropractors at Advanced Chiropractic Group, you will receive a careful, thorough physical examination to determine the nature of your problem and its cause. Our chiropractors focus on understanding your golfer’s or tennis elbow level of pain, your range of motion, and its effects on your day-to-day movement.
Our chiropractor will reduce pain and increase movement in your joints through gentle, specific chiropractic adjustments to your bones that bring them back into their proper position. This will reduce pressure on your muscles and tendons and help relieve the pain.
Corrective exercise can also help reduce pain and strengthen your muscles. Another treatment is percussive massage techniques that can help relieve any tension around your elbow joint. Chiropractors may use trigger point therapy which is designed to speed up recovery from injury, correct muscular imbalances, and relieve pain.
Our chiropractors utilize various myofascial release massage techniques, such as cross-friction massage, to reduce muscle spasms. Depending on your specific situation, research-proven modalities like cold laser therapy and physiotherapy may be necessary to properly initiate the healing process and reduce pain.
Visit Advanced Chiropractic Group in Santa Barbara for All Your Chiropractic Needs
To learn more about how you can receive treatment for tennis and golfer’s elbow, contact Advanced Chiropractic Group in Santa Barbara, CA. If you are interested in finding more information about our services in general, visit our office.
We are dedicated to helping patients regain control of their lives. Don’t let pain and discomfort weigh you down. Call (805) 681-7322 and schedule an appointment with our chiropractic team today.