A Progressive Spine & Joint Wellness Center

A Progressive Spine & Joint Wellness Center

Techniques Chiropractors Use to Fight Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)


What is lateral epicondylitis?  Lateral epicondylitis is inflammation of the attachment sight of the ligament on the lateral or outside of your elbow.  This most commonly occurs from repetitive stress involved with that specific area.  Such as gripping and twisting or squeezing with your hand and wrist on the effected side.  We see this a lot with our athletes, mechanics, desk workers, and students.  


How do we treat lateral epicondylitis?  There are many techniques that we utilize to achieve great success when it comes to tennis elbow.  Keep in mind that with lateral epicondylitis the ligament is inflamed and there may be scar tissue involve.  Scar tissue is fibrotic tissue that will hinder a soft tissues flexibility.  Therefore, in order to effectively treat the ligament that is inflamed we have to aggressively strip the tissue to allow it to heal stronger.  Think of it like when you work out and are sore the next day.  Essentially you are creating microscopic or very small tears in the muscle fibers so they will heal back bigger and stronger.  This is why you are sore the next day.  This premise is similar to how we treat tennis elbow.  These techniques are ART and Graston respectively.

If you are or know someone experiencing lateral epicondylitis, call 630-857-3704, or click HERE to make an appointment to see if one of our skilled chiropractors can help.

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Dr. Tom Campbell has become a trusted source for chiropractic care and working with athletes in Naperville IL. He attended Millikin University in Decatur, IL where he studied for his undergraduate degree in human biology. Dr. Tom went on to earn his Doctorate at Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, MO. While attending Millikin University Dr. Tom was a member of the men’s basketball team. His experience as a collegiate athlete aided his understanding of how the body responds to injury and how to recover as efficiently and quickly as possible. Since that time Dr. Tom has been working with athletes in the western suburbs of Chicago, from professional athletes to weekend warriors. He is certified in acupuncture as well as Cox, Diversified, Gonstead, and functional rehabilitative techniques. Dr. Tom specializes in biomechanics and sport-specific rehab as well as specific soft tissue techniques. Dr. Tom has been practicing in Naperville for over 10 years. Dr. Tom’s interests include nutrition, basketball, functional strength training, golf, tennis, cross-fit, reading, and helping people reach their full health potential.


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