What is Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)?

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Tennis elbow is the inflammation of extensor forearm muscle origins, causing lateral elbow and upper forearm pain and tenderness. You don't have to play tennis to get this, but the term came into use because it can be a significant problem for some tennis players. Any activities that repeatedly stress the same forearm muscles can cause symptoms of tennis elbow. It can pop up in people of any age, but it's most common at about age 40.


Pain when bending or lifting your arm
Pain when squeezing objects or shaking hands.
Pain when twisting your forearm
Pain when moving the wrist with force
Pain and stiffness when fully extending your arm


Rest is the extremely important component of treatment. Applying cold therapy or Ice to the elbow 15 minutes up to 6 times a day to reduce the pain and swelling.

To increase flexibility and reduce stiffness.

Worn around the forearm to support the tendon while healing and when returning to activity.

Pain reducing and anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen. It may give you some relief, but it will not correct the problem.

To stretch and strengthen the muscles.

Chiropractic adjustments can be applied to the joints of the spine but can also be used to help directly at the wrist and elbow. Before any treatment can begin, you will begin a standard chiropractic examination of the head, neck and upper back and entire upper extremity to check for any nervous system intervention to the group of nerves called the brachial plexus. Chiropractic care focuses on not just relieving the symptoms, but correcting the underlying problem. You can visit chiropractic clinic Singapore for more info. 

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