Tennis Elbow in Chalfont

Tennis Elbow in Chalfont PA

Do you suffer from tennis elbow in Chalfont? The term tennis elbow has developed the misconception that the condition only affects athletes who participate in racquet sports. In reality, tennis elbow affects approximately 5% of individuals who play tennis, and is more commonly associated with occupations or hobbies that involve repetitive motion of the forearm and wrist. In fact, tennis elbow is a specific term that describes people who experience chronic and repeated episodes of pain that is isolated primarily to the top of the forearm and outside of the elbow.

After years of swinging a racquet, throwing a baseball, or flinging a bowling ball down the lanes, athletes can develop a number of injuries. But those injuries, caused by repetitive motions, aren’t exclusive to sports professionals. Tennis elbow, a torn rotator cuff, and carpal tunnel syndrome are among the more commons issues, and they can all be treated with proper chiropractic care. Dr. Jerry Schaeffer at the Hilltown Family Chiropractic in Chalfont, Pennsylvania, provides quality care to both the sports pro and the average person.

Tennis Elbow in Chalfont PA

As is true with many conditions, certain people in various occupations are more susceptible to developing the symptoms. For example; people who are actively involved in fishing, butchering, long term computer use, plumbing, repeated screwdriver use, waiting, guitar playing, painting, and carpentry have been all shown to develop this ailment. Tennis elbow can affect anyone, but has been found to occur more frequently in people who suddenly begin tasks that involve using muscle groups that they are not accustomed to using. There also seems to be a higher rate of occurrence in people aged 30-50 years old.

The development of tennis elbow can be difficult to identify and pain is often one of the first symptoms. Tennis elbow typically develops slowly and people suffering from the condition often cannot remember any specific injury. As mentioned before, the pain is located on the outer portion of the elbow, and is often described as sharp and burning. Besides the development of pain, people suffering from tennis elbow often gradually begin to notice the development of weakness in the hand of the affected arm. Weak grip strength is usually noticed when shaking hands, turning a screw driver, holding a coffee cup, opening doors or holding gardening tools. People may also notice that they drop objects more frequently as the condition progresses.

What is tennis elbow?

You don’t have to be a tennis player to suffer the syndrome dubbed “tennis elbow”; in fact, you can get it without ever picking up a racquet. The constant strain of the tendons in the elbow can cause deadening numbness and shooting pain that can affect the neck, shoulders, arms, and fingers; and it only gets worse without treatment.

Don’t let the pain get so severe that it’s tough to even pick up a ball or lug around a bag of golf clubs. A chiropractor can review the alignment of your elbow, neck, shoulder, wrist, and hand and make the necessary adjustments so that everything fits together better.

Through massage therapy and chiropractic manipulation, a trained professional can trigger points to increase blood flow to the inflamed area and begin the healing. Proper massage can break up any scar tissue that’s causing tightness and stiffness. Then the rehabilitation begins.

How is tennis elbow diagnosed?

Our team at Hilltown Family Chiropractic: Jerry Schaeffer, DC is capable of diagnosing tennis elbow through your clinical presentation. In other words, our team is able to identify your condition by the symptoms you present with, the history of the condition you provide, information regarding your daily activities, and knowledge of your occupation. Since other conditions can cause pain on the outer portion of the elbow, Hilltown Family Chiropractic: Jerry Schaeffer, DC has the resources to perform or arrange for more advanced diagnosing procedures such as; MRI, X-Ray, and EMG.

What is the best treatment available for tennis elbow?

Our team offers a number of treatment options for tennis elbow. Often the nerve interference caused by spinal misalignment is responsible for the abnormal muscle patterns causing the pain and weakness of tennis elbow. As a result, restoring normal spinal function often alleviates the symptoms of tennis elbow.

Contact our Chalfont team at Hilltown Family Chiropractic: Jerry Schaeffer, DC today.

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Hilltown Family Chiropractic:
Jerry Schaeffer, DC

350 North Main Street #201B
Chalfont, PA 18914
(215) 822-9111