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DR BARRY TRIESTMAN, D.C.

11464 E Ridge Rd

Truckee, CA 96161

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Tel: 530-550-1688

Fax: 530-550-1688

Elbow Tendonitis

and pain

Tennis elbow or golfer’s  elbow is a type of tendinitis -- swelling and structural breakdown of the tendons that causes pain in the elbow. These tendons are bands of tough tissue like rope that connect the muscles of your arm to the bone. Despite there names, you can still get it even if you've never been on a Truckee golf course or tennis court. Any repetitive gripping activities can irritate these tissues.

  • Golf

  • Skiing from ski poles

  • Tennis

  • Musical instruments

  • Weight lifting

  • Carpentry

  • Painting

  • Raking

  • Shoveling

  • Knitting

  • Computer

  • Shoveling the Tahoe snow


The symptoms include pain and tenderness in the bony knob on the outside or inside of your elbow. These knobs are where the injured tendons connects to the bone. The pain may also radiate into the lower arm. Although the damage is in the tendons of elbow, you're likely to hurt when doing things with your hands and wrist.

 

Like:

  • Lift something

  • Make a fist or grip an object, such as a tennis racket or a shovel

  • Lift a coffee mug

  • Grabbing a a ski pole while at one off Truckee or Tahoe's many resorts

Common causes
  • Improper movement 

  • Abnormal biomechanics 

  • Imbalance muscles 

  • Previous trauma injury 

  • Repetitive micro trauma 

  • Adhesions/scar tissue of Gluteals, Hamstrings, Psoas, Para-spinals

  • Spinal misalignment/subluxation of the Lumbar spine and Pelvis

  • Tight muscles 

  • Acute trauma 

  • Overuse injury 

  • Poor posture 

  • Arthritis

Solutions