Tennis elbow, also referred to as lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition that can be caused by repetitive motions involving the arm. The most common cause of tennis elbow involves the repeated use of the forearm muscles to hold or grip, such as when playing tennis. Other causes include lifting weights with the wrist bent back and using tools with handles at an awkward angle.
If you are experiencing tennis elbow symptoms, it can range from a mild ache to severe, constant pain in both arms or one arm only. In some cases, pain may also extend to the neck and shoulders as a result of poor posture while working, for example. This can eventually affect your everyday movement when you’re needing to use your arm.
How Shockwave Therapy Can Help
As a non-invasive procedure, radial shockwave therapy uses high-energy acoustic waves to stimulate the healing of soft tissue injury. The shock waves are sent through an applicator which is placed on or near the body part that needs recovery. Apart from tennis elbow, those suffering from other conditions such as pain in the elbow and shoulder, knee osteoarthritis and plantar fasciitis may find this treatment useful in alleviating discomfort.
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To provide relief to tennis elbow and other conditions, our chiropractors at Equilibrio Chiropractic may suggest shockwave therapy to help you regain mobility in your forearms. Depending on your situation, this procedure can also be combined with other chiropractic treatments to aid in pain management. The frequency and intervals of the sessions may vary from person to person.
To get started, simply make an appointment to visit our clinics located in Novena and Tiong Bahru today.