Wrist and elbow pain comes from repetitive motions in the arm and wrist. This is most commonly found in those who work in offices and spend a significant amount of time in front of a computer. Sports with repetitive movements, like tennis, also cause injury and pain in the elbow and wrist areas, hence the name of this condition.
Tennis elbow can come from both injury and tendon degeneration that happens with repetitive stress or as we age. Both chiropractic adjustments and physical therapy can help relieve elbow and wrist pain caused by tennis elbow.
Symptoms of tennis elbow can include pain when lifting or carrying heavy weights, such as yard work or carrying groceries. Fully extending the elbow and simultaneously stretching the wrist will allow the tendons to relax and relieve pressure on the wrist during strenuous or repetitive activities.
Usually no invasive test is required to diagnose tennis elbow, and treatment often proceeds with anti-inflammatory drugs, cold compresses and light exercises to help relieve the pain. A wrist splint or tennis elbow support may be needed in more severe cases.
If you, a friend, or family member is suffering from tennis elbow, call us today at 732-431-2155 to schedule an appointment with a member of the Advanced Wellness team.