Tennis Elbow Without The Tennis

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.


Summer Travelling Can Take Its Toll On Your Back

In our recent post Are you up up and away this summer? our chiropractors at Cliff Chiropractic Clinic in Southend shared advice to help keep your back safe if you are flying to your holiday destination this summer. However, for many, reaching their destination may mean driving, taking the train or hopping on a bus.

Regardless of the means of transport, our chiropractors want you to travel safe and keep your back in tip top condition. Here are our chiropractors top tips for back safe travel this summer:

Keep moving: Keeping your body loose and avoiding stiffness is imperative. If you are confined into a tight space or even sitting in your car in traffic there are simple exercises you can do such as shoulder shrugs, and buttock clenches which will help keep you moving. Avoid sitting for long periods in one position by moving around. If you are in the car, stop at regular intervals, this is not only good for your body it is important for your safety. The last thing you want is to fall asleep at the wheel! When you reach your destination get moving as quickly as possible.

Stay hydrated: Keeping you body hydrated is important for your overall health and the health of your spine. Drink plenty of water.

Watch your back lifting and carrying: Holidays inevitably mean luggage! Usually heavy luggage which sometimes can be awkward or stored in awkward places. Always be mindful of your back when lifting and carrying your luggage. Lift with a straight back, your legs at hip  distance apart and bend at the knees. Avoid twisting your body when lifting. Reverse the process when putting the luggage down.

If you are driving to your holiday destination then you may want to remind yourself of how to adjust your driving position to protect your back by watching a video that Arif, one of our experienced chiropractors at Cliffs has made.


Back Pain: When Nothing Seems to Work.

Tired of struggling with back pain? Feel like no matter what you try doing, those aches and pains just will not be gone and done with?

You are not alone!

Many of the patients who visit our Southend chiropractors do so after battling what has seemed a losing fight with back pain. But they do come out on top. Finally.

To be able to cure – or at the very least control – your back pain, the true cause of the problem has to be identified. In many cases of persistent back pain, the route cause of the problem hasn’t been established; and so the problem has never had a chance to be properly taken care of.

Pain is your body’s way of telling you something is wrong. To effectively manage or get rid of it, you must be absolutely clear of what’s causing it.

Don’t succumb to a life of pain just because nothing has worked for you yet. There are solutions available to most causes of back pain –finding the real cause of the problem is the first step towards a pain-free future.

You can read about some of patient stories who have been helped at Cliffs Chiropractic in Southend, many of whom had suffered back pain for many years before being treated by our experienced team of chiropractors.