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How Do You Fix Tennis Elbow?

How do you fix tennis elbow

Tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in the outer part of the elbow. It can be caused by repetitive motions such as swinging a tennis racket or other activities that strain the forearm muscles. If you are suffering from tennis elbow, don’t worry – there are solutions to help you get back on track. In this blog post, we will discuss how physiotherapy and chiropractic care can help alleviate your symptoms and get you back to enjoying your favorite activities pain-free.

Physiotherapy: A physiotherapist can create a customized treatment plan to address your tennis elbow symptoms. This may include exercises to strengthen the muscles in your forearm and improve flexibility. They may also use techniques such as ultrasound therapy or manual therapy to reduce pain and inflammation in the affected area. Additionally, a physiotherapist can provide guidance on proper ergonomics and techniques to prevent further injury.

Chiropractic Care: Chiropractors focus on restoring proper alignment in the spine and joints, which can help alleviate pain and improve function in patients with tennis elbow. They may use spinal adjustments, soft tissue therapy, or acupuncture to target the root cause of your symptoms. Chiropractic care can also help improve nerve function and circulation, leading to faster healing.

Complementary Treatments: In addition to physiotherapy and chiropractic care, other treatments can help speed up your recovery from tennis elbow. These may include wearing a brace or splint to support the affected arm, modifying activities that aggravate your symptoms, applying ice or heat packs to reduce inflammation, and taking anti-inflammatory medications as recommended by your healthcare provider.

Home Exercises: Your physiotherapist or chiropractor may provide you with exercises that you can do at home to complement your in-office treatments. These exercises are designed to stretch and strengthen the muscles around the elbow joint, promoting healing and preventing future injuries. It’s important to follow their instructions carefully and be consistent with your home exercise program for best results.

Preventive Measures: Once your tennis elbow symptoms have improved, it’s important to take steps to prevent them from recurring in the future. This may include continuing with strengthening exercises, maintaining good posture during activities, using proper equipment (such as ergonomic tools), and taking regular breaks during repetitive tasks. By incorporating these preventive measures into your daily routine, you can reduce the risk of developing tennis elbow again.

In conclusion, if you are struggling with tennis elbow, seeking treatment from a physiotherapist or chiropractor can help alleviate your symptoms and get you back on track towards recovery. By following their personalized treatment plans, incorporating complementary treatments, doing home exercises regularly, and taking preventive measures, you can effectively manage your

condition and prevent it from coming back in the future. Don’t let tennis elbow hold you back – take action today to start feeling better tomorrow!

If you have any questions or would like to explore further, please book a free, no-charge online appointment with either myself, Nitin Nair, BPT, R/TRO DIP, PT, or another Kitchener physiotherapy  practitioner at CARESPACE. We are happy to listen and are here to help!

Nitin Nair, BPT, R/TRO DIP, PT

Nitin Nair, BPT, R/TRO DIP, PT

Physiotherapist
Nitin is an internationally trained physiotherapist and has been practicing in Canada since 2015. After graduating in 2009, Nitin started as a physiotherapist in a cardiothoracic and vascular surgery team under the guidance of an eminent cardiac surgeon. His interest and passion in the field of sports and musculoskeletal rehabilitation made him switch from acute care to a musculoskeletal rehabilitation setting. Nitin blends various hands-on physiotherapy techniques with therapeutic exercises to achieve his client’s goals. He is certified in the McKenzie method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT): Lumbar spine, Mulligan concepts and personalized blood flow restriction rehabilitation (PBFR). His clients vary from weekend warriors to elite athletes. He is a huge advocate of the ‘Looking beyond the pain’ model to provide clients with the best care possible. Exercises and activity modification are always important components of his treatment plans to empower clients to reach their health goals.

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