Also known as lateral epicondylitis, tennis elbow is an overuse and muscle strain injury in which the tendons in your elbow are overworked, causing severe pain and discomfort. The pain primarily occurs where your forearm muscle tendons attach to the bony bump on the outside of your elbow.
This painful condition is not exclusive to athletes and affects people frequently engaging in strenuous, repetitive wrist and arm motions such as home service professionals like carpenters, handymen, and painters. Tennis elbow can be identified through the presence of the following symptoms:
- Pain radiating from the outside of your elbow into your forearm and wrist
- Weakness in your hands and wrists
- Elbow or wrist stiffness
To treat your tennis elbow, our chiropractor may prescribe certain exercises or massages to alleviate the pain, to wear an elbow strap, refrain from strenuous activity, or take medicine such as ibuprofen, naproxen or aspirin, to help your body heal.