Tennis / Golfer’s Elbow

Condition: Tennis elbow and Golfer’s elbow
TIP: If you read joint pain article first, you will better understand tennis/golfer’s elbow health condition.

This condition is widespread among avid tennis players and golfers, but, it is not limited to the players alone; anyone who overuses their hands and arms may suffer from it. The tendon that attaches to the inner or outer elbow bone, has been over-pulled by the forearm muscles. It causes inflammation at the tendon attachment.

Imagine that you are holding one end of a 1m long rubber band. Its other end is attached to the door handle. If you keep pulling the rubber band towards you, the rubber band attached to the door handle overstretches and becomes weaker. Eventually, it will start to tear away.

The best way to mend this problem is not treating the rubber band (tendon) that is attached to the door handle (bone), but the person (muscle) who is pulling it. The moment your hand lets the rubber band, we can preserve it from tearing.

Most doctors and practitioners tend to overlook muscle-related problems because they are never picked up by MRI, CT scan, X-ray and Ultrasound. Even though you suffer from elbow pain, and must forget your favourite hobby for a while, they cannot make it better. You end up taking medications.

Chiropractic spinal manipulation on a relevant spinal level might improve nerve supply to the elbow area, and with DTMT it might be very effective on forearm muscle treatment.