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golf injury chiropractic treatment in Dallas, TX.

What is Golfer's Elbow / Tennis Elbow (Lateral/Medial Epicondylitis)?

Epicondylitis refers to a syndrome and inflammation of the epicondyles (this is usually in the elbows). The epicondyles are bony structures around the elbow joints that stick out where tendons attach. When the muscles get tight or have trauma, they can pull on the tendon attachments, which in turn pull on the epicondyles creating pain and inflammation of the epicondyles. This can result in swelling and bruising, or even a rupture of the tendons.


These are typically referred to as tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) with repetitive irritation to the common extensor tendon at the lateral epicondyle or medial epicondylitis - golfer's elbow, with repetitive irritation to the common flexor tendon at the medial epicondyle. 

What are the symptoms of Golfer's Elbow or Tennis Elbow (Lateral/Medial Epicondylitis)?

Typically there is pain where the soft tissues attach to the epicondyle, such as tennis and golfer's elbow. There can be swelling in the area as well and present with pain when swinging a bat, golf club or a tennis racket. Sometimes it can become painful to grip onto objects as well. 

How Can a Chiropractor Help with Tennis Elbow or Golfer's Elbow?

Soft tissue work and strengthening exercises around the wrist and forearm can be very helpful. If the wrist and elbow are not moving as they should, chiropractic manipulation to the extremities is beneficial as well to increase range of motion and decrease pain as well. Click the Book Now button below to schedule your appointment with Dr. Konner to get back in the game ASAP!

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