Tennis Elbow Chiropractic, Austin TX

What is a tennis elbow?

Pain, weakness, and numbness in the elbow area are common complaints from our patients. The reason for these complaints is the so-called tennis elbow syndrome, also referred to as lateral epicondylitis. Tennis elbow represents a form of tendonitis affecting your elbow’s lateral aspect. If your daily activities involve repetitive arm and wrist motions, you may face tennis elbow someday. Whenever you actively extend your wrist, the feeling of pain may intensify.

If you or your loved ones want relief from pain in the elbow and forearm, don’t rush for surgery treatment or steroid injections. Here at Lifespring Chiropractic, we are happy to offer you natural conservative care. Follow the link to schedule your first visit to Lifespring chiropractor in Austin, TX. 

Common symptoms of tennis elbow

Tennis elbow is a painful condition affecting the wrist extensor muscles — a group of muscles and tendons that control movement of the forearm and connect to the bony bump on the elbow.. Pain in the lower or upper part of your arm is the primary symptom of tennis elbow. 

With lateral epicondylitis, the pain will likely start in your elbow and may radiate into your forearm, back of your hand, and wrist. The pain felt outside your elbow may spread down your forearm when you bend or lift your arm. Fully extending your arm may provoke pain as well. As a rule, repetitive arm and wrist movements only aggravate pain and other unwanted symptoms.

The degree of pain in different patients can vary significantly — from slight discomfort to severe pain even when the elbow is still.

Along with elbow pain, you can feel weakness in your wrist, which may significantly complicate your basic daily activities (like holding a cup of tea or gripping a pen).

There is no need to endure pain and discomfort anymore. Chiropractic treatment will help you quickly return to the desired quality of life. Book an appointment with a tennis elbow chiropractor now.

Can I have a tennis elbow if I don’t play tennis or golf?

As the name suggests, tennis elbow syndrome is common in tennis players; other athletes are no exception. Athletes experience this condition mainly because of their monotonous movements, such as flexion and extension of the forearm with a load. Golfers typically prone to a golfer’s elbow often complain about tennis elbow symptoms.

But, as practice shows, most tennis elbow sufferers are not tennis players! Everyone whose daily activities involve repetitive flexion, extension, or rotation of the forearm is prone to lateral epicondylitis. Using your arms repeatedly to perform job-related tasks may put your elbow joints and supporting soft tissues under significant stress. Among the patients who reach out to us with tennis elbow symptoms are people of various professions — people who work from a computer, gardeners, hair stylists,, and many others. 

If you think you have symptoms of tennis elbow, don’t neglect them. We will be glad to see you in our chiropractic clinic and provide you with qualified care. Click here to schedule an appointment with a tennis elbow chiropractor.

What causes elbow pain?

The main cause of lateral epicondylitis is overstrain and micro-tears in the muscles in the elbow joint area. Such an overstrain often occurs in people who often perform monotonous movements of flexion and extension in the elbow with a load. As we have already said, these are golfers, other athletes, and many workers — tech professionals, gardeners, hair stylists,, and others.

Sometimes, lateral epicondylitis results from a direct injury to the elbow or a single intense muscle strain. As our patients say, they faced tennis elbow symptoms after carrying heavy weights or doing home improvement work like painting walls.

Over time, a change in the structure of muscle tissue occurs at the site of micro-tears. In particular, rough scar tissue and seals appear, compressing the nerve endings. As a result, pain occurs. At first, the pain is usually mild and intermittent. However, in the absence of proper treatment and prolonged overstrain in the elbow joint region, the pain can progress and even become chronic.

If you need help with tennis elbow or other conditions caused by your daily activities, we are here to help. Book an appointment with one of our doctors today. 

Can I treat the tennis elbow myself?

What kind of home care can you provide to yourself for short-term pain relief? If you experience mild pain in the elbow area, try to avoid movements that provoke pain. Professional activities or sports may involve pressure on the muscles of the forearm. It is better to leave the elbow joint alone in such a situation.

Sometimes, putting a wrap around the elbow can reduce inflammation and relieve pain. Using a compression sleeve can also offer temporary relief.. Ice packs or freeze packs placed on the painful area for about 20 minutes can also help ease the pain.

Remember that self-treating tennis elbow can help you get short-term relief from the pain. Still, it is essential to fix the root cause of the problem rather than treat the symptoms only. As we’ve already mentioned, continued overstrain in the elbow joint area may result in changes in the muscle tissue structure. The key is to spot the underlying cause promptly, provide the necessary treatment, and prevent the unwanted condition from happening again. 

So, if you are looking for long-term tennis elbow relief, consider professional care from a licensed chiropractor. Click here to schedule your visit to Lifespring Chiropractic.

Can a chiropractor help with a tennis elbow?

The common belief is that chiropractors deal with back pain primarily. Therefore, you may wonder how chiropractic care can help you with a tennis elbow. 

Doctors of chiropractic work with the entire musculoskeletal system, so the range of conditions they can help with goes beyond back pain. At Lifespring Chiropractic, our chiropractors have received special training in extremity work and specialize in techniques to treat elbow pain. A chiropractor is a right specialist to reach out to if you have issues with muscles, joints, or ligaments. 

Like many other musculoskeletal conditions, tennis elbow responds well to chiropractic treatment. After performing the examination and gathering your patient history, a chiropractor will assign the appropriate treatment options based on the severity of your condition.

If you are looking for an all-natural treatment for lateral epicondylitis, you’ve come to the right place. Reach out to us today to book an appointment with a tennis elbow chiropractor

How can a tennis elbow chiropractor recognize issues in an elbow joint area?

Your first visit to a doctor of chiropractic will start with a physical examination of the affected arm — particularly the forearm, elbow, and wrist. During the examination, a doctor may ask you to gently move your forearm or wrist to discover which motions provoke elbow pain. 

Often, we ask our patients to take a so-called “anatomical position” with the arm held on the side and the palm facing forward. If you feel pain in the lateral epicondyle — outside your elbow or in the upper part of your forearm beneath the elbow joint — then, most likely, you have lateral epicondylitis. Pain felt inside your elbow commonly indicates medial epicondylitis, also known as “golfer’s elbow.” Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow differ only in the damage mechanism; the treatment plan is usually the same. Golfer’s elbow is less common, though.

Sometimes, your chiropractor may recommend getting an X-ray or CT scan to make an accurate diagnosis.

If you or your tor family members need help with tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, or other issues with bones, joints, or ligaments, our doctors of chiropractic will offer the most effective treatment for your condition. Click here to book an appointment.

What does tennis elbow chiropractic treatment involve?

Chiropractic treatment for tennis elbow involves a thorough examination of a patient to discover joint dysfunctions and make an accurate diagnosis. It is crucial to restoring the proper alignment and functioning of the elbow, wrist, shoulder, and neck joints. Otherwise, misalignments and dysfunctions may cause compensations by the rest of the elbow region. The elbow chiropractic adjustment is the most common technique to restore the proper alignment. Joints functioning properly are a prerequisite for long-term relief from elbow pain.

Along with fixing joint misalignments and dysfunctions, chiropractors prescribe a comprehensive rehabilitation program to treat tennis elbow. Based on your condition, this program may include a muscle release technique focused on the soft tissue, physical therapy, massage, stretching exercises, and more.

If you are looking for effective conservative treatment options for elbow pain, look no further. Schedule a visit to a tennis elbow chiropractor in Austin, TX, today.

Chiropractic techniques for tennis elbow treatment

Chiropractic care offers a range of techniques backed by scientific evidence to ease elbow pain and prevent tennis elbow from happening again. 

Chiropractic elbow adjustment is one of the standard techniques to help with tennis elbow. With this technique applied, a chiropractor will restore the proper alignment in your elbow joint, which is essential for its proper functioning. In addition, chiropractic adjustment helps reduce inflammation in the soft tissues caused by repetitive stress placed on your forearm muscles. Reduced inflammation, in turn, improves blood circulation enabling healthy nutrients to travel freely to the designated area.

In some instances, spinal adjustments may take place. Why is that? First, tennis elbow may involve both elbow and neck pain. Second, issues in extremities often occur because of spinal misalignments, disrupting the communication between your body and your nervous system.

Along with adjustments, our chiropractors apply active release techniques that focus on the soft tissue along with adjustments.


Whenever needed, your doctor of chiropractic can recommend massage and other treatments provided by professional physical therapists.

If you need help with elbow pain, tennis elbow chiropractic care should be your first step to get the desired relief. Contact us today to book your visit to a licensed chiropractor.

How many chiropractic visits do I need to ease elbow pain?

While most patients notice pain relief right after the first visit to a tennis elbow chiropractor, it typically takes a series of visits to heal tendonitis affecting the lateral epicondyle. 

In our clinic, we select a treatment plan for each patient individually, considering the severity of your condition and how long the problem has been going on forthe pain level. Therefore, the frequency and the total number of visits will differ for each patient. In addition to chiropractic adjustments, we will prescribe you rehab exercises that will help you get back to your daily routine faster and prevent pain in the long term. So, our primary goal is to find the treatment that will work best for you.

Reach out to our clinic today, and we will be happy to create the right tennis elbow chiropractic treatment plan for you. Click here to book an appointment.

Chiropractic care: preventive treatment for tennis elbow and other conditions

Elbow pain may occur to anyone — no matter if you are a professional athlete or have never played tennis or golf before. Chiropractic care offers a natural, non-invasive approach to tennis elbow treatment. Unlike surgery or steroid injections, it doesn’t involve any side effects and usually has no contraindications for use.

What’s also great about tennis elbow chiropractic treatment is its preventive approach. Rather than focusing on the symptoms, doctors of chiropractic work on identifying the root cause and fixing the problem. 

Hundreds of our patients are already enjoying the positive outcomes of chiropractic treatment for tennis elbow and other conditions. Don’t get left behind — schedule your first visit to Lifespring Chiropractic today.