Pain that is felt on the outside or lateral aspect of the elbow is typically referred to as Lateral Epicondylitis. Lateral Epicondylitis can be due to many causes: degeneration, overuse tendonitis, tendonosis and periostitis at the lateral epicondyle of the humerus. Lateral elbow pain is common in tennis/racquetball players (backhand shot), carpenters (screw driving, hammering), and excessive computer use (typing or hovering over the mouse) which causes approximately 90% of reported elbow pain. Common signs and symptoms of lateral epicondylitis include a gradual onset of intermittent elbow pain, morning stiffness, and weakness with grasping or opening a door.
At Boulder Sports Clinic, our Chiropractors will use extensive muscle work (Active Release Technique, Graston technique, massage therapy), electrotherapy (ultrasound, interferential current), Kinesio or Rock tape, chiropractic adjustments of the cervical and thoracic spine, shoulder, elbow, and wrist, and physical therapy (corrective exercises and stretches).
If you feel you have been suffering from tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis, schedule an appointment today to see how our Boulder Chiropractors can get you pain relief.