Racquet or no racquet, a tennis elbow or Lateral Epicondylitis can make a common man (or woman) suffer a lot. It is important to get treatment in the right time.
Although this condition is frequent in the case of sportsmen and women, it can also affect people, who use their forearms for quite long durations like, carpenters, gardeners, or even someone working on the computer on a regular basis.
This happens due to repeated tension in the forearm muscles. This replaces the tissues in the elbow with an improper arrangement of collagen. This leads to inflammation and acute pain.
The affected person may feel it difficult and painful to grip something tightly, open or close a door, lift a load, or even raise his/her hand causally. He/she may also feel a chronic pain in the upper or lower arm. Most of the time, there will be an inflammation at the outer knob of the elbow. This is the area where the disorganized tendons are connected to the bone.
How can a tennis elbow be cured by chiropractic treatment?
Lateral Epicondylitis can be treated by an efficient sports chiropractor. At first, the chiropractor will identify the cause of the condition. This is before applying the Active Release Therapy or ART. It is an effective method to remove adhesions in the forearm muscles. He/she can also use extremity adjustment to cure a tennis elbow.
However, one of the most effective ways that a sports chiropractor may treat a Lateral Epicondylitis is by applying Kinesio Tape on the affected area. This helps to reduce inflammation, release pressure, improve blood circulation. It also relaxes the muscles and tendons gradually.
Dr. Abha Chopra is an experienced chiropractor in Atlanta, specializing in the treatment of tennis elbow and other adverse conditions. Book an appointment with her if you are looking for effective alternative treatment in Chamblee or Atlanta.