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Athletes are not the only ones who suffer from golf and tennis elbow. Golf and tennis elbow are the result of damage to the muscles and tendons that control your wrist and finger movements. Anyone who performs repetitive arm and wrist motions can struggle with pain on the inside or outside of the elbow joint. Golfer's elbow pain is typically felt on the inside of the elbow and may spread down your forearm. Tennis elbow pain is usually felt on the outside of the elbow but you may also feel it in your forearm and wrist. If you play golf or tennis, have a job that requires repetitive hand clenching and wrist movement, lift heavy weights or find yourself spending a lot of time doing yard work, you may feel slight pain on the inside or outside of your elbow. Other symptoms include:
Our team of chiropractors will diagnose your condition and immediately provide chiropractic care to reduce any inflammation and lessen your pain. We reposition your elbow manually to place it in the best alignment for healing. This improves circulation to and from the injured area which brings nutrients to repair the cells and eliminates toxins that lead to inflammation. We may also use ice, heat or massage to stimulate healing.
Improper technique is a common cause for golf and tennis elbow. For instance, if you lift weights and curl your wrists instead of keeping them stable, you may be risking an injury. If you use an improper grip on the club or racket, you also may be heading toward elbow pain. We advise you on ways to participate in sports and perform yard work so your elbows remain free from injuries. If you suspect golf or tennis elbow is the reason for your pain, make an appointment with us soon. When left untreated, golf and tennis elbow may lead to chronic elbow pain, limited range of motion in the elbow or a bend that will not straighten. Our chiropractic approach in Beverly Hills and the Greater Los Angeles area reduces your pain, improves your range of motion and places your elbow into a natural position. Our adjustments are natural and gentle ensuring that you leave our office feeling less pain than when you arrived. The outlook for recovery from golf and tennis elbow is good if you seek treatment early. Even if you are experiencing slight discomfort in your elbow, please speak to us so we can prevent it from turning in a larger concern. Our chiropractic team uses manual adjustments and tool adjustments for accurate positioning of your joints. Our goal is to help you quickly return to your favorite activities without pain. Please call us today at 310-699-9299 for help with elbow pain.