Tennis Elbow, Anyone?
Tennis elbow isn’t just caused by playing tennis! Tennis elbow, or Lateral epicondylitis, is caused by an overuse of the structures of the elbow. When overusing the muscles that attach to your elbow small tears and injury in that muscle can over time become adhesive and scar tissue. The scar tissue and adhesions cause more tension to be put on the tendon as it attaches to the bone. This causes inflammation at the site and thus the fallowing symptoms.
If you’re experiencing any of the following, you may have tennis elbow:
- Pain in the outside part of your elbow
- Weakness in your wrist
- Difficulty with elbow flexibility
- A burning sensation around your elbow
- Pain when gripping items
How We Can Help
First an evaluation is performed to determine where the source of the inflammation is coming from and how to properly treat it. Instruments for soft tissue mobilization may be used to help break up adhesions and scar tissue and allow you muscles to function as normal again. ART or active release technique can also be effective at this. To bring down inflammation and improve tissue healing many other therapies may be used in conjunction. Such as Laser therapy, therapeutic ultrasound, or electrical stimulation.
If you or a friend is suffering from elbow pain give us a call at 678 494 9668. We would be happy to perform and evaluation and see if we can help.