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Tennis Elbow and Chiropractic

Tennis elbow and chiropractics are a natural fit. Tennis elbow is the pain that occurs in the outer part of the elbow and the upper part of the forearm. This pain is caused by inflammation of the tendon when it is rubbed against the bony protuberance of the outer part of the elbow. Adjustments can be made by the chiropractor who can realign the entire body pressure on the elbow ligaments.

Tennis elbow is caused by over repetition, and forceful movements of the wrist. Despite the name, only a small percentage of tennis elbow suffers actually play racquet sports. Activities such as gardening and typing can be the cause as well.

The most common symptoms of tennis elbow include pain over the outside elbow, wrist weakness, tenderness over the outside of the elbow, and difficulty extending the forearm. Pain from tennis elbow generally lasts about 6-12 weeks, but can persist for years longer if not treated correctly by a chiropractor.

Your chiropractor at Towne Lake Family Chiropractic will be able to recommend certain treatment measure to relieve your tennis elbow. Your chiropractor can examine the problem and locate any problems with the function of the elbow and the muscles of the forearm or wrist. It is possible that the cause of your tennis elbow is a misalignment in the neck, shoulder, or back.

Contact us today at Towne Lake Family Chiropractic in Woodstock, GA to schedule your tennis elbow appointment.

Written by Dr. Kirk Pusey, Posted in Blog

About the Author

Dr. Kirk Pusey

Dr. Kirk Pusey

Originally from Michigan, Dr. Kirk Pusey is the director of Towne Lake Family Chiropractic. He graduated with high honors and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Wayne State University in Detroit and earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life University in 1982, graduating Summa Cum Laude as class Valedictorian. He was the first chiropractor in Towne Lake. He keeps constantly aware of the latest trends in chiropractic by attending numerous seminars and lectures.