When the tendons of the elbow (lateral epicondyle) are injured, irritated, or inflamed, it becomes a condition labelled as ‘tennis elbow’ or lateral epicondylitis. It is a painful condition that is often felt in the area of the arm near the elbow and/or in the elbow itself.
Tennis elbow is often caused by overuse, abuse, and misuse of the forearm. Many forearm muscles are attached around the lateral epicondyle, so whenever they are overused, they put too much force on the elbow which makes it irritable and sore. The most common activities that can lead to lateral epicondylitis includes playing tennis (especially backhands), frequent using of a screwdriver, drilling, and repeated keyboard and mouse use.
Some of the risk factors that can increase the occurrence of tennis elbow are:
- Age – usually those people between the ages of 30 to 50.
- Occupation – people whose work involves repetitive twisting of the wrists and arms making them highly susceptible to injury.
- Sports – especially the ones that involve the use of rackets.
Symptoms of this condition may include pain and tenderness, and are usually felt on the outside of your dominant elbow and into the upper forearm. The pain is often made worse by wrist motions like gripping and anything else which involves the use of forearm muscles.
So, if you are looking for a Chiropractor in East Bentleigh, Moorabbin, Bentleigh, South Oakleigh, Oakleigh, Hughesdale, Murrumbeena, Carnegie, Ormond, McKinnon and Heatherton
to help manage tennis elbow injuries, back pain, neck pain, headaches, stiffness, arthritis, sciatica or other symptoms associated with tennis elbow injuries, then call East Bentleigh Health Group to see a chiropractic on 9579 3999.