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Rehabilitation for Tennis Elbow in Middlesex County

Sports Injury Care in Medway, Medfield, Sherborn, Framingham, Northbridge, Milford, and Southwest Boston

Boston Tennis Elbow InjuryAmateur and professional athletes who pursue practically any sport may sustain injuries from time to time. While high-impact sports can cause serious injuries, any activity that places repetitive strain on the musculoskeletal system, such as tennis elbow, can produce problems over time, especially if a pre-existing spinal misalignment aggravates the stress on certain joints. 

Many people, when they hear the words "tennis" and injury" together, automatically think of tennis elbow -- and with good reason. This painful condition, more properly identified as lateral epicondlytis, is a form of overuse injury caused by hundreds or thousands of racket swings, especially if the player uses the wrong size racket handle, an incorrect swing, over-tight racket strings, or tennis balls that are unusually heavy or damp. With tennis elbow, a tendon along the outside of the elbow begins to tear, causing pain and inflammation which may occur either right away or a couple of days after playing.

Tennis involves frequent swings of the racket, constant dashing across courts of varying hardness, and a great deal of spinal bending and twisting, can leave its enthusiasts suffering from a wide range of acute and/or chronic injuries. At Holliston Spine & Sports Center our chiropractor, Dr. Krupa, employs natural therapies, from spinal adjustment and massage to kinesiology taping, so that these injuries can heal naturally, without surgery, while relieving patients' pain and strengthening their bodies against future injuries.

Natural Healing for Sprained Ankles and Other Tennis Injuries in 01746

Other joints can fall prey to tennis injuries as well. Sprained ankles usually occur when the player jumps or runs in such a way that the foot turns outward upon landing, tearing the ligaments of the outer ankle. While the majority of sprained ankles involve the anterior talofibular ligament, severe sprains may involve other ligaments as well and can lead to chronic problems without proper treatment and careful rehabilitation to restore strength and flexibility to the joint. Patella tendonitis, an affliction of the kneecap, and torn rotator cuffs are also common tennis injuries. 

Rotator cuff injuries may also involve nerve impingement, as can inflammation of the median nerve in the wrist (carpal tunnel syndrome). It is worth noting that a spinal misalignment can contribute to many of these injuries by throwing the body's weight slightly off center, placing unnatural strain on the player's specific joints. In addition to causing back pain, these misalignments may also allow for unequal muscle development on one side of the body, inviting strains and sprains.

Our combination of natural, non-invasive techniques can help tennis injuries heal more rapidly and normally than they might on their own. Spinal adjustment can correct any imbalances that might be contributing to these injuries while relieving nerve impingements, while physical therapy, strengthening exercises and other prescribed treatments aid in rehabilitation. Let us help with your pain management and healing for your tennis injuries.