Caused due to consistent strain and repetitive use of the forearm extensor muscles, Tennis Elbow is a musculoskeletal condition that results in pain and muscle weakness that may cause it difficult for the affected individual to hold objects, turn a doorknob, and even shake hands.
The condition is named ‘tennis elbow’ due to the high risk of tennis players of developing the disease. However, it affects people belonging to practically any occupation, particularly those who play musical instruments, use computer extensively, or are involved in other tasks that require extensive use of the forearm muscles.
What Can Be Done to Treat Tennis Elbow?
Tennis elbow is a non-serious musculoskeletal condition that may be treated within about 2 weeks by simple self-help exercises; however, consistent strain may worsen the condition, causing severe pain and discomfort to the patient.
Pain killers and steroid injections are the only viable medical treatments available, but their long-term use may produce several side effects. Therefore, natural, alternative treatments are recommended for the management of tennis elbow.
At HealthFirst Spine & Wellness, we use the following treatments to relief the pain and muscle weakness associated with tennis elbow:
- Chiropractic Care — Chiropractic is a highly effective alternative treatment that can restore the normal range of motion, reduce scar tissue, and improve overall function of the affected arm.
- Cold Laser Therapy — Cold laser therapy not only heals the injured soft tissues, but also reduces inflammation and promotes a quick recovery.
- Myofascial Release Technique — This technique can help reduce chronic stress on the forearm muscles, and restore proper motion of muscles and tendons.
In addition to this, our chiropractors also suggest rehabilitative exercises to help the patient regain the strength and mobility required to perform everyday chores.
To learn more about the effectiveness of chiropractic care for tennis elbow or to schedule a chiropractic consultation in Austin, you may call us at 512 301 5996.