You don’t have to play tennis to have a tennis elbow. Repetitive use of your wrist (such as using a screwdriver or typing) can cause an overload of the tendon which inserts into the outside and back of the elbow. This can be excruciatingly painful and patients often present with severe weakness of the affected arm. Some people even struggle to lift a pint glass!
A similar pain on the inside of the elbow is known as a golfers elbow.
In any case of elbow pain, the chiropractor will always assess the neck and upper back as this may be the actual cause of the pain. Especially if patients get pain in both elbows, we expect to see a central problem – usually in the neck. Often a shoulder problem will eventually manifest itself as elbow pain. The wrist is also examined to see if restriction here is causing problems with the forearm muscles which attach on to the elbow.
Whatever the injury to the elbow, the chiropractor will tell you why it is happening and treat all the areas involved, so the elbow will heal in the quickest possible time.