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What Is Tennis Elbow?
Ouch! There is a sharp pain where your forearm meets up with the elbow. The diagnosis could be tennis elbow. But you say you don't play tennis.
Tennis elbow, known in the medical world as lateral epicondylitis, is not a condition that happens to just tennis players. It is the inflammation and tearing of muscles and tendons of the forearm caused by any repetitive motion. It certainly could be a sports injury, coming from repetitive motions such as in tennis and golf, but could also be job-related, or even hobby-related. Plumbers, painters, carpenters, chefs, butchers, musicians, among many others, grasp tools, twist their wrists, use their forearms hundreds of times a day, every day. And here is one more cause of tennis elbow that affects many of us -- the repetitive motion of clutching and moving the computer mouse.
The pain and the weakness in the forearm can make everyday activities difficult. Lifting and gripping to do simple tasks such as shaking hands, turning a doorknob, picking up a frying pan, pouring your coffee or holding your coffee cup, grasping a phone, may become challenging.
Your Chiropractor's Toolbox
Your symptoms and a physical examination can usually confirm the diagnosis of tennis elbow for your chiropractor. X-ray or other imaging studies can also be ordered for verification. If determined that you do have tennis elbow, there are several treatment options to consider.
Treatment at Rainier Sports & Spinal Rehab
Rainier Sports & Spinal Rehab, under the direction of Dr. Earle, serves the Puyallup WA, South Hill, and Tacoma areas. We provide a broad array of natural chiropractic treatments to bolster our patients on their journey to optimal health.
Call us today at (253) 445-0440 to set up your appointment.
We are conveniently located at 13613 Meridian E, Puyallup, WA 98373
I always recommend Dr. Earle when people ask me where I go for my back care! No pressure or need to pre pay for months in advance. I just come when I need to and also get my wonderful massages from Krys! Love to feel papered and actually take care of myself once in a while:) Fantastic staff, all around!