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Posted on 09-25-2017
Top 5 Signs You Might Have Tennis Elbow
Even if you've never been near a tennis court, you can still have tennis elbow. Tennis elbow is simply a type of tendonitis, or swelling of the tendons, that creates pain in the arm and elbow. These tendons are the tissue that connects the bones to your lower arm muscles. Any repetitive gripping activity can cause it, and at Synergy Rehab & Physiotherapy we see it most often in patients who are 40 and older.
Vaughan Chiropractor Talks About Tennis Elbow Signs
Not every arm pain is tennis elbow, but there are usually signs that point to that diagnosis. Our Vaughan chiropractor advises that if you're suffering from a combination of these symptoms, it's best to come in for an examination:
- Pain in the bony knob on the outside of your elbow
- Pain when gripping an object or making a fist
- Hurting while raising your hand
- Stiffness in the elbow in the morning, and a persistent aching through the day
- Pain and weakness that make it difficult to turn a doorknob or hold a coffee cup
Treatment for Tennis Elbow
Often tennis elbow will go away on its own as long as you don't use the affected arm much. Holding the arm immobile and icing are good practices in most cases. In some cases, though, pain relief is such a problem that it's best to come into our office for treatment. We have a wide variety of treatment options, including massage, hot and cold treatments, and ultrasound. The response time varies from patient to patient, usually because of the cause of the original injury. Some patients come out of their first visit with noticeable results, while others take a few visits before their pain is under control.
Call Synergy Rehab & Physiotherapy Today!
Tennis elbow is just one of the many debilitating conditions we can easily treat with chiropractic care. There's no reason for you to suffer from painful joints when relief is so close. We care for patients in Vaughan, Woodbridge, Maple and all the surrounding communities. Give Synergy Rehab & Physiotherapy a call at (905) 856-4174 for an appointment today, and see how we can help you.
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