Tennis is one of the most popular sports in the world and did you know that over a million Australians play each year as Australians see this as a way to stay physically fit as well as a way to make new friends. Tennis is a great sport for all ages, Australia has classes for pre-school ‘tiny-tots’ as well as for the seniors in our community.
Tennis is just one of the activities we undertake that causes overuse or repeated pressure on our elbow joints and it is this that can cause small tears in the soft tissue, in particularly where the tendon attaches the bone, pain and reduced movement of the elbow joint occurs if we get a number of these tears over a period of time.
Non-invasive chiropractic treatment which is extremely effective is drug free and above all can restore your posture at the same time is readily available to assist you with any joint problems, Chiropractor Adam Meredith and his team has had great results in tennis elbow treatment in North Sydney, Gladesville, Crows Nest and Mosman Spine and Health Centres. Adam and his team can demonstrate very clearly that there is a link between posture and health, they understand the anatomy and physiology of your body and are readily available to assess and develop a personalized treatment just for you and your body, they don’t fall into the trap of many health practitioners of today who simply treat the site of pain without looking at the underlying cause.
Elbow pain is most commonly called “tennis elbow “or “golfers elbow”- both are generally contributed to overuse of the elbow joint, other injuries that can occur as a result of overuse of the elbow joint in sports include canoeing; weightlifting; racquet; rowing; hockey; wrestling; swimming or just repetitive work tasks we all do in a variety of our daily chores or in our occupation. It is here that we strongly recommend that you consult a professional who understands the anatomy and physiology of your body like Adam and his team at his Chiropractic who specialize in tennis elbow treatment in North Sydney, Gladesville, Crows Nest and Mosman Spine and Health Centres.
How does my elbow work; how is it made up and why do I get repetitive injuries? Well, if you bend your arm, you can feel three bumps at your elbow joint. The bump on the outer side of the elbow is called the Lateral epicondyle and the muscles on the back of your forearm, responsible for curling your wrist backwards, are anchored to this bony point, because this area has a poor blood supply, it is susceptible to tennis elbow. The bump on the inner side of the elbow is called the Medial epicondyle and the muscles on the front of your forearm, responsible for curling your wrist up, are anchored to this bony point, this is where golfers suffer and can develop a ‘golfer’s elbow”.
‘How does a sore elbow relate to my spine?’ Your elbow is a very complex machine with dozens of muscles acting on it to allow you to perform the task at hand. With poor posture, specifically rounded shoulders, the muscles that act on your elbow get shortened, stretched or twisted which changes the way stresses travel through your elbow. If these abnormal stresses are allowed to continue your elbow becomes inflamed and painful, preventing you from performing at your best.
So you can see how very important it is to seek the right advice and subsequent treatment, treatment is not an ‘instant fix’ even though many of Adam’s clients’ report excellent results after just a few treatments. One of the most important aspects of the success is to complete a full course of treatments over about three to five weeks and this is where Chiropractor Adam Meredith has had great results in tennis elbow treatment in North Sydney, Gladesville, Crows Nest and Mosman Spine and Health Centres.