Two weeks of wonderful tennis from Wimbledon has had our chiropractors at Cliffs Chiropractic Clinic in Southend thinking about Tennis Elbow or as it medically known Lateral Epicondylitis. Of course you don’t have to have played tennis to find yourself suffering from tennis elbow!
The condition typically develops following strenuous overuse of the muscles and tendons of the forearm. These are the same ones that are used extensively when playing tennis which is how it has come to be commonly referred to as tennis elbow.
Tennis elbow can be particularly painful with symptoms often including:
- Pain on the outside of your upper forearm, just below the bend of your elbow
- Pain when lifting or bending your arm
- Pain when gripping small objects, such as a pencil
- Pain when twisting your forearm, such as turning a door handle or opening a jar
- Difficulty in extending your forearm
It is not uncommon for tennis elbow to clear up after a few days, however, should you find your symptoms persist for longer then our chiropractors recommend that you seek medical advice.
Our experienced chiropractors at Cliff Chiropractic are trained to diagnose, treat, manage and prevent disorders of the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, and muscles), as well as the effects these disorders can have on the nervous system and general health. They treat a range of conditions including elbow pain or tennis elbow from back and neck problems.
If you are suffering elbow pain or tennis elbow why not give us call on 01702 430430 to book an appointment with one of our chiropractors who can help treat and advise you.