At the bottom of your upper arm bone (humerus), on the outer side (lateral side) of the elbow, there is a bony bump called epicondyle. Tennis elbow can be described as pain associated with degeneration, inflammation, or damage to that specific muscle-joint junction
It is the most common overuse injury of the elbow, prevalent in tennis players (associated with a backhand swing), and also carpenters, plumbers, and mechanics
Patients with tennis elbow often see gradual onset of sporadic pain in the elbow (morning stiffness), and describe pain and weakness on grasping such as turning a door knob. The movement of the wrist is also associated with pain sometimes
A step-by-step conservative treatment is important for complete recovery of the patient. At the clinic, we provide many of these treatments including, but not limited to:
- Osseous manipulation
- Graston technique
- Continuous ultrasound
Patient compliance with home exercises and continuous treatment is required for complete recovery, which usually takes less than 3 months.