Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is a common overuse injury that affects the tendon on the outside of the elbow. The mechanism of injury is due to repeated microtrauma to the tendon and surrounding structures, leading to pain, swelling, and impaired function. To effectively treat tennis elbow, it's important to adopt a functional approach that addresses the underlying causes and modifies load on the affected area. This can include load modification through activity modification, ergonomic changes, and strengthening exercises. Additionally, the use of shockwave therapy and blood flow restriction training can be effective in reducing pain and promoting healing. Each plan that we for with patients is unique to them, given their individual goals and activity load.
Tendon injuries are somewhat of a specialty here at Apollo Performance Chiropractic, and we work hard not just to reduce pain, but to improve long-term function.