Tennis Elbow is a commonly used term to describe pain on the outside of the elbow. The most common causes are inflammation or degeneration of the tendon of the wrist extensor muscles where they attach at the elbow. It is also known as lateral epicondylitis or extensor tendinopathy.
If you are experiencing this call your Chiropractor to diagnose and help set a treatment plan for your recovery.
Conservative Treatment Options:
Ice & Compression - in the first 72 hours try 2-3 times a day of compression and ice for 15 minutes at a time to help reduce any inflammation.
Protection - braces are commonly available to help protect the area from loading and irritation during activity.
Rest - This is one of the most important parts of the recovery in the early stages to help reduce the loading on the tissue while it heals.
Soft Tissue Therapy - this can help to speed up healing and reduce pain and inflammation.
Exercises - there are several exercises that can be done after the acute stages of recovery are achieved to help strengthen and prevent this from recurring.