Tennis Elbow Doctor in Overland Park
Although back pain and neck pain are two of the leading reasons people seek chiropractic treatment, they are far from the only ones. Tennis elbow, which can affect anyone at any age, but is most common for those in their forties and fifties, is another condition for which chiropractic care can provide effective pain relief and healing.
What is Tennis Elbow Anyway?
Also known as Lateral Epicondylitis, Tennis Elbow is a form of tendonitis – a swelling of tendons- that causes pain in the elbow and/or arm, often because of microscopic tears in the tendons themselves.
Despite the name, you can suffer from tennis elbow never having been near a tennis court in your life. It’s a repetitive stress injury that results from all kinds of actions that involve gripping repeatedly or overuse of the thumb and first two fingers of the hand.
Commonly, tennis elbow can be the result of any of the following, and more:
- Playing a racket based game like tennis, badminton or squash
- Playing a bat based game like baseball, softball or cricket
- Typing for extended periods of time
- Hobbies like painting, knitting or carpentry
Doing any of the above does not always lead to tennis elbow, which is great news as these are enjoyable activities for most people, perhaps except for typing! Typing, however, is often a large part of many people’s jobs so it’s very hard to avoid. Tennis elbow will occur when the activities that might cause it are undertaken too often or not in the right way.
What Does Tennis Elbow Feel Like?
Commonly, tennis elbow shows itself in the form of pain and tenderness around the bony knob of the elbow, where injured tendons connect to the bone. This pain may also radiate up or down the arm and it may be worse when you lift something, grip something or twist your hand to open a door or a jar. There is also a similar condition, known as golfer’s elbow, that affects the tendons on the inside of the elbow in a similar way.
Chiropractic Treatment of Tennis Elbow
Often tennis elbow resolves on its own, but it can take a long, long time to do so. Making use of chiropractic soft tissue techniques and acupuncture can reduce the healing time dramatically, leading to more effective pain relief and healing, and a return to normal activities and activity levels far sooner, and without the need for an excess of pain medication.
Having worked with local tennis clubs extensively, Dr. Nigus is well versed and practiced in all of the techniques that can not only help speed the healing of tennis elbow but prevent it as well. He and his staff make use of all their skills to diagnose, treat and prevent a recurrence of tennis elbow in patients of all ages and walks of life, from serious athletes to weekend warriors, constant keyboarders to avid knitters and DIY enthusiasts and those who simply have been putting a little too much stress on their elbows, arms and hands.
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