Also known as lateral epicondylitis, Tennis Elbow occurs on the outside portion of a person's elbow where the humerus meets the radius. It usually is the result of repetitive motions where movement of the hand and wrist cause the soft tissues surrounding the elbow to be strained.
If the joints of the elbow aren't moving correctly, it can cause excess strain to be placed on the muscular and soft tissue attachments on the outside of the elbow. This results in microtears of the soft tissues which results in pain and inflammation.
Here are a few of the signs and symptoms to help you know if you have Tennis Elbow:
- Pain when gripping and extending the hand and wrist (ie when swinging a tennis racket)
- Nagging or pulling pain on the outer part of the elbow. Especially present during or immediately after physical activity involving the arm.
- Tenderness over the prominent bony structures on the outer part of the elbow while active or at rest.
People throughout the Orlando area have found how a Foot, Knee & Hand chiropractor effectively treats there tennis elbow symptoms.