WHEN IT COMES TO TREATING lateral epicondylosis – more commonly known as tennis elbow – doctors of chiropractic today are serving up some powerful aces.
In short, chiropractors can absolutely help with tennis elbow. In fact, chiropractic care may be more effective than the normal treatments offered by a physician, which typically include NSAIDs and rest. The Chiropractic Approach to Treating Tennis Elbow. Chiropractors treat tennis elbow in a number of ways.
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Use a rolled-up sock or towel, stress ball, or tennis ball, depending on your grip strength and what you have handy. Step 1: Hold the rolled-up sock or towel, stress ball, or tennis ball in your hand. Step 2: Make a fist and squeeze tightly for as long as you can, up to 10 seconds. Step 3: Release.
Chiropractic tennis elbow can only be properly addressed by first treating any subluxations in the spine that may be irritating the spinal nerves that serve the elbow muscles. This is primarily in the lower neck, but often there may be referred pain to the mid back and shoulder too.
During this healing time, your chiropractor will use certain physical therapies to aid the healing process. Therapies such as ice and ultrasound can reduce the inflammation of the tendons. Specific muscle stretching and adjustments to the elbow can restore proper motion and reduce the strain placed on the tendons.
Chiropractic Care. Chiropractic adjustments to the radial head ( top of the radius) as well as the wrist joint are very effective in accelerating the healing process with tennis elbow. Most times the overuse that created the injury was first caused by limited motion of the radius that eventually caused muscle strain.
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