Lateral epicondylitis aka Tennis Elbow is a painful condition that occurs quite commonly. Not just in tennis players!!!
As you can see in the picture, multiple arm muscles all attach at one point on the elbow known as the lateral epicondyle. These muscles have the specific role of lifting or extending the hand at the wrist joint. Due to this, tennis elbow is common in people who do a lot of typing or do repetitive movements with one hand, such as swinging a hammer.
Treatment options include soft tissue massage of the affected area to break up any scar tissues or adhesions in the muscle. Ultrasound or interferential current can be effective as well as manipulation of the elbow, wrist and shoulder.
Don’t live in pain, be active, keep moving and seek treatment if you feel sore!
Your friends at Kellyville Chiro.