Tennis Elbow


Tennis elbow is experienced as pain on the outer aspect of the elbow. It is aggravated by repeated activity like gripping. This may be felt in racket sports (when gripping the racket), or in work-related activities (computer use / typing, carpenters / mechanics gripping tools). There may be an associated weakness or morning stiffness.

 

Tennis elbow is a repetitive overuse injury due to a chronic inflammation of the wrist extensors muscles and tendons.  

 

 

EVIDENCE

Scientific research showing the effectiveness of Chiropractic treatment and management for tennis elbow can be found in:

 

Bisset L, Paungmaili A. Vicenzino B, Beller E.  A systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials on physical interventions for latearal epicondylalgia.  British Journal of Sports Medicine 2005; 39:411-422.

 

Bussieres AE, Peterson C. Taylor JA. Diagnostic imagine guideline for musculoskeletal complaints in adults – an evidence based approach – part 2: upper extremity disorders. Journal of Manipulative Physiological Therapeutics 2008 Jan;31(1):2-32.