Elbow pain has two primary diagnosis's - lateral epicondylitis involving inflammation to the muscles and tendons on the outside of the elbow and medial epicondylitis involving inflammation to the muscles and tendons on the inside of the elbow. Lateral epicondylitis is also known as tennis elbow and medial epicondylitis is also known as golfer's elbow. Occasionally the source of elbow pain will be arthritis inside the elbow joints.
Tennis elbow and golfer's elbow is usually caused from repetitive stress to the muscles and tendons in the forearm. Activities such as keyboarding, playing video games, using a mouse and sports that involve wrist flexion and extension can be the primary cause.
Treatment options include different types of massage for the soft tissues, gentle mobilization or chiropractic adjustments, physiotherapy, bracing and rehab. For severe cases, surgery may be recommended to reposition a nerve in the elbow. This procedure is performed at the discretion of an orthopedist.
The chiropractic doctors at Frisco Spinal Rehab have a great deal of experience diagnosing and treating elbow injuries. If you are suffering from elbow pain, please call our Frisco, TX clinic today for a full examination of your condition.