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Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)

Are you feeling pain on your elbow, especially after repetitive sport or occupational activity? You could be suffering from what’s commonly referred to as Tennis Elbow, or Lateral Epicondylitis. Did you know that Chiropractors at Kailua Wellness center can provide high quality treatment to help heal this painful and annoying disorder?

Tennis elbow occurs not only in athletes but is also common in people who use their hands and forearms often in work environments such as plumbers, carpenters, chefs and mechanics. Generally, what happens is a minor tearing of a muscle called the extensor carpi radialis brevis – a muscle located in your forearm that helps to extend your wrist. Other muscles that help extend your wrist may also be involved as well. This tearing creates an inflammatory response to the elbow area, and it becomes worse and more painful when we are unable to stop repetitive activities such as playing sports or working with your hands.

Fortunately, the Chiropractors at Kailua Wellness have a great deal of experience treating Lateral Epicondylitis. First, it is important to somehow reduce the stress on that area, so they might suggest modifying your activity or procuring a brace to relieve the excess tension.

The Chiropractors are trained in a variety of myofascial release techniques which will allow your injured tissue to heal much more quickly and effectively. You may even be referred to our excellent massage therapists at Kailua Wellness Center. One can also expect to learn a variety of stretches and exercises to help loosen and eventually strengthen the damaged tissue so that you can eventually resume your activity 100%. Once you are able to begin playing your sport or working without pain again, you will be taught strategies to better your form and thus decrease your chances of ever having this problem again!

If you are anybody you know is experiencing elbow pain, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) may be the culprit!

Give Kailua Wellness Center a call at (808) 261-8181 for an in-depth evaluation and treatment plan.

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