Are you experiencing pain and weakness radiating from the outside of your elbow? Do you feel weak holding a coffee cup? Does it bother you to turn a doorknob or shake hands? If you’re experiencing this type of pain or weakness, you may have tennis elbow.
Fortunately, the professionals at Chicagoland Medical treat tens of thousands of patients suffering from tennis elbow every year. Our staff is committed to helping you alleviate your pain using non-invasive and non-surgical methods so that you can finally overcome your tennis elbow.
What Is Tennis Elbow?
Tennis elbow is a painful condition that occurs when tendons in your elbow are overworked, usually by repetitive motions of the wrist and arm.
Regardless of its name, most cases of tennis elbow actually occur in people who don’t play tennis. Plumbers, painters, carpenters and butchers are all professions that can induce tennis elbow due to the motion required for that type of work.
The pain of tennis elbow occurs primarily where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to a bony bump on the outside of your elbow. Pain can also spread into your forearm and wrist.
When Is It Time To See A Doctor?
You should seek medical assistance if self-care steps such as rest, ice and over-the-counter pain relievers are not successful in alleviating your elbow pain and tenderness. Masking the pain with medications will only further your tennis elbow and will not actually treat the root of the problem.
What Can Chicagoland Medical Do For My Tennis Elbow?
At Chicagoland Medical we do not believe taking medications is the answer to your problems. To add, rest and over-the-counter pain relievers can help reduce your symptoms, but won’t necessarily treat your tennis elbow. Our doctor’s work with you to find the best non-invasive treatment option so that you can start feeling better fast without having to deal with any surgery.
Stop searching for mediations that only mask the pain and call Chicagoland Medical today to book your first appointment!