Tennis Elbow Treatment in the Philadelphia Area
LATERAL EPICONDYLITIS TREATMENT AT DR. DAVID W. NADLER & ASSOCIATES’ NEWTOWN SQUARE OFFICE
It’s a Friday evening, and you’re just getting off of your first job scanning and bagging groceries at the local Newtown Square market. You pull a quick change in the restroom of your second part-time position as a server and don your black slacks, dress shirt, non-slip shoes, and apron. You notice your arm hurting again – it has been for a few days now – and you wince as you begin wiping down tables. The first wave of customers hits, and you shift into high gear to take orders and carry out drinks and food as they come in the window.
A few hours pass, and before you know it, pretty soon you’re rolling silverware. Something about rotating your forearm and wrists has been causing you pain. You lift the tray full of the rolls and start to stand, but as soon as you try to raise it above your head, your elbow seems to give out. Not only is your diligent work now scattered in heaps all over the linoleum, but your arm is no longer functioning properly.
When you are experiencing pain in your forearm and elbow and you work in an environment that uses repetitive motions, there is a high likelihood that you’re experiencing the effects of lateral epicondylitis, or tennis elbow.
If you are in need of a pain doctor to heal and treat your injury, a chiropractic care physician is your best bet at a speedy and natural recovery. Dr. David W. Nadler & Associates is a highly recommended chiropractic facility in Newtown Square, PA.
Dr. Nadler offers the therapy and treatment necessary to treat tennis elbow. To schedule an evaluation, call his office today.
WHAT IS A REPETITIVE STRAIN INJURY?
In today’s world, it is common for the average American to work long hours or multiple jobs to make a living. Frequently, the working class suffers injuries that develop over the years by taking the same steps or making the same motions over and over. Repetitive strain injuries (RSI) are musculoskeletal disorders caused by cumulative damage to ligaments, muscles, tendons, joints, and nerves from the repeated performance of a limited number of physical movements. They are also known as repetitive stress injuries, and are the leading occupational related injury in the United States today, affecting hundreds of thousands of people a year.
WHAT IS LATERAL EPICONDYLITIS?
Lateral Epicondylitis is the medical term for a repetitive stress injury that affects at least three percent of the population. It is caused by overuse of the arm, resulting in pain in the area where your forearm joins your elbow. Although lateral epicondylitis is commonly referred to as tennis elbow, few actually get this injury through playing tennis. It is considered a relatively mild injury that can heal through proper treatment, time, and rest.
The pain associated with tennis elbow tends to be focused on the outside of the arm, as it is related to the tendons and a muscle within your forearm. When you repeat the same motions over and over again, it will wear on your body. Over time, using your arm for the same repetitive movements will lead to small tears in the extensor carpi radialis brevis (ECRB) muscle. These tears result in inflammation that causes stress in the rest of your arm.
WHAT CAN DR. DAVID W. NADLER & ASSOCIATES DO TO FIX TENNIS ELBOW?
If you go to a regular physician, you will most likely be told to rest your arm and take pain-relieving medication. Unfortunately, taking such drugs only dulls the pain by blocking your brain’s pain receptors; it doesn’t actually treat the problem at hand. Dr. Nadler focuses on the source of your pain and offers a customized treatment plan to heal your case of tennis elbow. Through natural remedies like ice, compression, elevation, and different therapeutic and physical therapy techniques available in his Newtown Square, PA, office, you will be able to regain movement in your arm and learn how to prevent injury in the future.
When you experience tennis elbow, it’s important to work towards improving the strength and flexibility of your forearm. When the soft tissue tendons in your elbow become inflamed, one common form of treatment includes soft tissue massage therapy.
Dr. Nadler is different from other chiropractors because he believes firmly in educating his patients on their bodies and how to care for them. You won’t have to question what you’re doing wrong to cause your pain because Dr. Nadler will teach you all you need to know about your injury. He has helped hundreds of patients in the Newtown Square, PA, area overcome their musculoskeletal disorders and injuries, including some of the top athletes in the tri-state area. With board certifications, several degrees in chiropractic care, and years of helping patients recover, Dr. Nadler is the best choice for a chiropractor in Pennsylvania.
At our office, you’ll have access to individualized treatment options, like physical therapy and radial shockwave services, that address various injuries, including carpal tunnel and tennis elbow. To learn more about musculoskeletal disorders and how Dr. David W. Nadler & Associates can help, feel free to call his office at your earliest convenience.