What is Tennis Elbow?

Tennis elbow is a condition that is painful and happens when the elbow tendons are overused by repetitive motion. Athletes develop this condition, but so do those who have jobs that require repetitive motions. Painters, plumbers, and carpenters can suffer from tennis elbow. If you have pain in your elbow that goes into your wrist and forearm and live in North Carolina, visit Chiropractic Partners today. We operate in several cities, including Cary, Clayton, Durham, Fuquay Varina, Garner, Raleigh, and Wake Forest.

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What are the Symptoms and Causes of Tennis Elbow?

Pain is the primary symptom associated with tennis elbow. You may also have a weakness that prevents you from turning a doorknob, shaking hands, or holding a cup. Tennis elbow happens when the muscles are used frequently. It is often a sports injury, but you do not have to be an athlete to suffer from it. The repeated contraction of the muscles in your forearm when you straighten it or raise your hand can cause this condition. This motion causes stress on the tissue and creates tears in the tendons.

Treating Tennis Elbow

Depending on the movement that has caused the tennis elbow, your doctor or chiropractor may recommend that you have your technique studied so you can learn the proper motion to prevent further injuries. You can learn exercises that will strengthen and stretch your muscles, particularly the ones in your forearm. Our doctor may recommend that you have injections or dry needling to help reduce the symptoms associated with tennis elbow.

Choose Chiropractic Partners

Our chiropractors at Chiropractic Partners are part of an extensive network of ten offices throughout North Carolina, including the North Carolina Triangle. We are dedicated to taking care of our patients when they have problems like tennis elbow. We also specialize in treating accident injuries, such as car accidents and work injuries. We want to promote the overall health and well-being of all our patients. We believe in a holistic approach to your health that does not have to rely on pain medication or surgery. Contact one of our offices today to schedule a consultation with a chiropractor.

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