You’ve been diagnosed with Lateral Epicondylitis or Tennis Elbow and yet you haven’t swung a racket since Andre Agassi had hair. Don’t worry, 90% of our Tennis Elbow patients have never picked up a racket, its just a name. In our Oakville based chiropractic clinic our Chiropractors are seeing a massive increase in Tennis Elbow patients every year. From Cell Phones to computers, carrying luggage to gardening its the little repetative things that usually bring about the pain of Tennis Elbow. Think you have Tennis Elbow or even Golfers Elbow, call the clinic today:
What to do If you have been diagnosed with Tennis Elbow.
- Ice, usually the area of your elbow or forearm on the thumb side. 20 minutes on, 20 minutes off, 20 minutes on. Do this 1 – 3 times a day. Wrap up the ice if needed so you don’t get frost burn.
- Stop doing whats causing your pain. Hanging dry wall, painting, online gaming addictions, give your arm and hand a break for a 3 to 4 days, and see if things clear up.
- Invest in both a Tennis Elbow Brace and a Wrist Guard. Wear the Tennis Elbow brace when your doing arm or hand activities throughout the day. Wear the Wrist Brace while your sleeping. This will prevent your wrist from going into flexion and allow the tendons that are flared up to heal.
4. Ice again, just in case you forgot.
5. Treatment, get in ASAP, the sooner we start the healing process the easier it will be to fix. Treatment will usually include Interferential Current Therapy, Pressure Point and Muscle Release. Education will be a big part of prevention of future flare ups. If the arm is not substantially better in 6 to 8 treatments we would ask your MD for a Ultrasound and get to the bottom of why its not healing normally.