Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is inflammation of the tendons in the outer portion of the elbow. This is typically due to overuse of the muscle from constant/repetitive movement of the wrist and arm. Pain is typically associated on the outside of the elbow into the forearm and wrist
Here at JP Chiropractic in West Ashley Charleston, SC, our doctor of chiropractic can manipulate the elbow and wrist to mobilize joints in the elbow and decrease inflammation in the tendons. Our doctor can also perform myofascial release on the forearm muscles to relax contracted muscles and increase blood circulation in the area. We can utilize electrical stimulation, when placed on the affected area, electric currents of high voltage are sent through the muscle which will cause them to contract overall decreasing inflammation and swelling to calm the muscles down, improve circulation, and promote healing. Our doctor can also recommend stretches and exercises that will help to mobilize the joint and strengthen the muscles surrounding the elbow joint.