Many people think of sports injuries, and consider the things that can go wrong while playing contact sports, but often they don’t consider issues such as golfer and tennis elbow pain that can sideline an athlete as well. At NuView Health Medical in New York, NY, our chiropractors treat a wide variety of injuries, including sports injuries, repetitive motion injuries, wear and tear injuries, and injuries suffered from auto or work accidents.
Golfer and tennis elbow pain are both caused by tendonitis, a type of inflammation that happens when the muscles in the forearm are overused. The two conditions differ because tennis elbow originates on the outside of the elbow and the pain radiates into the forearm. With Golfer’s elbow the pain starts at the bump on the inner elbow and the pain moves through the forearm. While the conditions get their names from golf and tennis, it is possible to develop these conditions from any activity where repetitive motion of the forearm muscles is prevalent including:
In all these activities, the gripping, flexing, swinging and rotation motions lead to an overuse injury and bring about tiny tears in the tendons. Of the two injuries, tennis elbow is more common.
Traditionally, many chiropractors have treated repetitive motion injuries, such as golfer and tennis elbow through immobilization and icing the area, but as chiropractic care has developed, more options have become available. Some of these include myofascial release, laser therapy, acupuncture, rehabilitation exercises, dry needling and more. In many cases, patients have found more relief with these treatment methods than taking anti-inflammatory medications, or even from getting steroid injections.
If you are noticing pain in your elbows or forearms, it is possible that you may be suffering from tennis or golfers elbow pain — even if you don’t play either one of these sports. These injuries often become progressively worse if the underlying issues are not looked into, and even if over the counter medications work at first, they may not continue to do so.
At NuView Health Medical in New York, NY, we can help you figure out why you are suffering from these injuries. You can receive the treatment you need, and make the right adjustments in your daily living to feel better. To schedule an assessment from our Midtown chiropractor, contact us online or at (212) 588-0707 or visit us at 22 West 48th St #306 in New York, NY.
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