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Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)

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Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is a condition usually created by overuse of the wrist and forearm extensor muscles.  These tendons and muscles attach to the humerous (upper arm) become inflamed and irritated after repetitive motions.

Tennis players often get tennis elbow by either not following through on a forehand or serve.  Hitting a backhand late will also put extra stress on the tendons, leading to lateral epicondylitis.

Lateral epicondylitis usually responds well with chiropractic and physical therapy.  Chiropractic extremity adjustments are utilized to align the joints of the elbow and wrist while physical therapy helps rehabilitate the injured soft tissue tendons and muscles.  Tennis elbow also responds well with the Graston Technique and Kinesiology Taping with positive results.