Tennis elbow, technically known as lateral epicondylitis, is a fairly common condition not only for tennis players, but for anyone performing repetitive gripping movements. The muscles that control wrist extension, which form a common muscle tendon at the lateral elbow, become chronically inflamed due to repetitive micro-trauma. In our Beaverton chiropractic clinic, we see cases on a regular basis ranging from mild to debilitating, and have successfully treated all levels of injury. As sports chiropractors, our approach is always non-surgical, and non-pharmacological. Treatments in our Beaverton clinic include Active Release Technique and Graston instrument assisted soft-tissue therapy, both used to break down scar tissue, and increase blood flow to the site of injury, coupled with joint manipulation and exercise therapy. Our mission is to not only treat the injured tissue, but to look beyond the site of injury to uncover muscle imbalances, movements dysfunctions, and joint mobility issues that may be the cause.
Today's video highlights some of our favorite home therapy techniques for the treatment of tennis elbow.