Summer means a time to get out and enjoy your favorite sports. For many people, this sport is tennis. They grab their racket and head out for a rousing game of tennis. But tennis elbow is a common injury associated with overuse of the elbow, even for non-tennis players. Golf is another great summer game but can also lead to elbow problems over time. Both sports involve forearm muscles but on opposite sides of the elbow. If you suffer from inflammation of the elbow tendons, called either tennis or golf elbow, you don’t have to give up your favorite sport to alleviate pain. Chiropractic care from a Lithia Springs chiropractor can provide relief from inflammation and pain so you can continue to enjoy physical activity all summer long.
What Is Tennis Elbow?
Tennis elbow is a form of tendonitis in the upper forearm and outside of the elbow caused by inflammation of the lateral epicondyle tendon. For this reason, it can also be referred to as lateral epicondylitis. Repetitive motion causes this injury and can cause discomfort when lifting the arm, as well as weakness of the wrist, difficulty bending or extending the arm, and persistent elbow pain that can worsen over time. This pain can also worsen when lifting or carrying heavy objects. For some, the pain may only last a few weeks, while others could experience pain for several years if tennis elbow is not addressed. Thankfully, a Lithia Springs chiropractor could be the solution you have been looking for to relieve inflammation and pain in the elbow.
What Can Chiropractic Care Do for Tennis Elbow?
One of the first steps in addressing tennis elbow is to rest the elbow for a period of time to allow it to heal. But the root cause of the pain is the inflammation in the […]