Several factors that commonly contribute to tennis elbow are:
- Over usage of the forearm muscles. This could be due to occupational or recreational activities that involves prolonged usage of the forearm muscles thus increasing wear and tear.
- Incorrect techniques or new equipment. Faulty movement pattern or technique in a recently adopted activities or equipments can cause damage of the tendon.
- Trauma. Direct blow or sudden forceful pull to the elbow or forearm can cause the muscles to be injured and inflamed.
Patients with tennis elbow may experience:
- Pain/ burning sensation at the outer part of their elbow.
- Pain with wrist movement.
- Weakened grip strength.
- Radiation into the wrist and shoulder.
Chiropractic treatments have been well documented to manage tennis elbow in a drug-free and effective manner. The initial phase of treatment would focus on reducing inflammation and restoring proper biomechanical function of the surrounding joints and musculatures. Treatments would usually involve joint manipulation/mobilisation, soft tissue therapy (dry needling, trigger point therapy, graston technique), bracing, home stretches and kinesiotaping. The patients would then be gradually exposed to an exercise program aimed at strengthening the region.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above, please do not hesitate to come in for an examination at Spearwood Chiropractic. Call us on (08) 94183722 to make an appointment.
Spearwood Chiropractic strives to allow our patients to live a pain-free life by providing drug- free, effective and affordable care for joints and muscular issues for all ages.
Our chiropractor, Dr Jackson Yee has a vast range of experience in managing muscular and joints disorders. With a particular passion for sports, Jackson has served as sport trainer at Jandakot Jets Football Club, Southern Lions Rugby Union Football Club, Fremantle Croatia Football Club and Lynwood United Football Club. Some services we offer are manipulative therapy, soft tissue therapy (dry needling/ acupuncture, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy), exercise therapy, nutritional advice, biomechanical and ergonomic education, kinesiotaping and bulk billed x-ray referrals (if required).
Some common conditions our chiropractor treats are low back pain, neck pain, headache, sporting injuries, postural issues, nerve entrapment, sciatica, jaw pain, shoulder pain, wrist pain, elbow pain, hip pain, knee pain, ankle pain and foot pain.
Private health insurance rebates are available at Spearwood Chiropractic. The amount of coverage varies so please refer to your insurer for your level of rebate.
Located at 6, Barrington Street in Spearwood, Spearwood Chiropractic also services the surrounding suburbs of Coogee, Fremantle, Hamilton Hill, Beeliar, Success, Hammond Park, Aubin Grove, Bibra Lake, South Lake, Cockburn Central, Munster and Yangebup. To book an appointment, call us now on (08)94183722 or enquire further on www.spearwoodchiropractic.com.au