Tennis Elbow Treatment From Our Chiropractor In Vernon Hills
If you're a dedicated tennis fan, the only thing more fun than watching a game of tennis is playing that game yourself. Unless, of course, you're suffering from the agony of tennis elbow. This painful form of tendinitis can make swinging a racket impossible, and it'll only continue to get worse unless you either stop playing altogether or seek the proper treatment. Here at Molloy Chiropractic Center, we want to keep you playing. Our drug-free treatment strategies can ease that pain and inflammation at the source, enabling you to get back to your active lifestyle.
Coming to Grips with Tennis Elbow
The medical term for tennis elbow is lateral epicondylitis. This name stems from the bony protrusions on the outside of the elbow called the lateral epicondyles. These protrusions serve as anchor points for the tendons of the carpi radialis brevis muscle, the muscle you use every time you grip a tennis racket. Tendons on the inner surface of the elbow attach to the medial epicondyles, and strain involving those structures plays a role in golfer's elbow. Since you're constantly performing this action whenever you play or practice, the overuse causes tiny tears in the tendon and muscle fibers. These tears can heal themselves, but the additional stress of all that repetitive motion may outpace your body's repair efforts. As a result, you end up with chronic muscle and tendon inflammation or tenderness along the outside of your elbow.
Tennis elbow afflicts more than just tennis players. Anyone who constantly engages the carpi radialis brevis muscle runs the risk of getting lateral epicondylitis, including musicians, artists, craftspeople, and others who work with their hands daily.
Our Chiropractors Can Help You Make a Comeback
Whatever your game may be, you don't have to lose your abilities to tennis elbow. Our Vernon Hills chiropractors, Dr. Dennis Molloy and Dr. Ryan Molloy, will examine your elbow carefully, looking for any signs of joint-position errors that might be predisposing you to the condition. You may also need a spinal exam to determine whether a larger misalignment is throwing your bodyweight off, thus, impairing your technique. Either way, chiropractic adjustments can help normalize your elbow function. We also offer massage therapy, acupuncture, corrective exercises, and a soft tissue therapy known as FAKTR to help you rehab your elbow.
Don't Lose to Tennis Elbow, Call Our Vernon Hills Clinic Today
You can defeat tennis elbow as long as you have the right team behind you. Call Molloy Chiropractic Center today at 847-367-7070 to schedule an evaluation and treatment.