The doctors at Denver Chiropractic Center can help you with Tennis Elbow / Golfer’s Elbow.

Do you have elbow pain?

Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) can be a very painful and annoying problem. The standard treatment usually involves stretching and bracing. This is usually not enough. Tennis elbow is caused by muscles on the back of the forearm becoming shorter. These are the muscles involved in the tennis back-hand. The short muscles pull on their attachment at the elbow causing chronic pain. You do not have to play tennis to get tennis elbow. These muscles are also involved in holding the wrists up and moving fingers.

Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis) also is painful and annoying. The muscles on the front side of the forearm tighten up and pull on their tendon – the common flexor tendon. This causes pain on the inside of the elbow. Golfers, tennis players, and anyone who lifts weights commonly develop this problem.

How does this happen?

When the involved muscles are over-used, scar tissue builds up and makes them permanently shorter. Over time, this problem tends to get progressively worse. Several activities can cause over-use of these muscles:

  • Sports including golf, tennis, and weight training
  • Computer use
  • Any hand-intensive labor, like hammering
  • Gardening

What do Dr. Hyman and Dr. Stripling do to treat elbow pain?

Treating elbow pain starts with examining the muscles that have become short, stiff and painful. There are often very specific regions of the muscle that have built-up scar tissue. The doctors at Denver Chiropractic Center can feel these by hand.

We will identify the muscles involved and restore their normal state. We do this by applying gentle tension the involved muscles and/or  tendon and combining that with specific movements. This is known as Active Release Technique® , which we are both certified to provide.

Once the cause of the problem has been resolved, we will give you specific advice and stretches to keep it from returning.

Call 303-300-0424 today for your appointment.