Lateral Epicondylitis, a.k.a. Tennis Elbow, is a condition that causes pain and tenderness around the outer part of the elbow joint (hence the name). This condition doesn’t hit you like a ball from across the court – it slowly creeps up on you! Why!? Because it is an overuse injury, meaning it happens over time.
This injury is from the overuse of the muscles and tendons that bend your wrist backwards and allow you to turn your palm up. This movement is most commonly perform when hitting a backhand.
Most common in adults, especially those in the age range of 35-45 years of age.
2-4x greater risk if you play tennis more than 2hrs/day.
If your grip is too large or too small, it can cause muscle imbalance and greater stress on the joints.
Tennis elbow pain really be unbearable, and finding a way to get relief is so important. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to help a tennis elbow injury heal. First, consider taking Vitamin C and Magnesium supplements, as they can help boost the immune system, reduce inflammation, and promote soft tissue healing. Additionally, seeing a chiropractor for mobilization/manipulation of the elbow can be beneficial in managing the pain and restoring proper functional range of motion. Finally, transverse massaging followed by ice massage can be a great way to release tension and soreness.
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