Tag: tennis elbow

Tennis elbow; Why it takes more than cortisone to solve this frustrating problem.

Tennis elbow; Why it takes more than cortisone to solve this frustrating problem. Tennis elbow is defined as pain in the lateral part of the elbow, and often is called an overuse injury.   Why it is it overuse for them and not for someone who does exactly what you do athletically, yet you are the one in pain? Wikipedia describes the condition in detail as follows: “Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is a condition in which the outer part of the elbow becomes sore and tender. The forearm muscles and tendons become damaged from overuse “” repeating the same strenuous Read More »

Tendonitis; myths, facts and how to get relief.

Tendonitis; myths, facts and how to get relief. You have chronic pain near a joint that seems to be getting worse; what can you do to get the pain to go away?   The pain may lessen with nsaids such as Nuprin but as you return to activity, so does the pain. Many people are told their problem is tendonitis by their doctors, yet the diagnosis is so general, it is almost meaningless and they are almost always told to rest the area and take a medication, which may blunt the pain but never seems to resolve the problem. The next step Read More »

Thumb, shoulder, wrist, elbow and back pain; the hidden meaning behind a weak handshake

Thumb, shoulder, wrist, elbow and back pain; the hidden meaning behind a weak handshake Have you ever shaken somebody’s hand and they hand you the dead fish or weak handshake? Other than a weak grip, there is more to a weak handshake than meets the eye. From your chiropractors point of view, the weak handshake can tell a lot about the body mechanics of the person who shook their hand. In our office, a handshake is a fast and easy diagnostic test for anyone with thumb, shoulder, wrist, elbow or back pain. While not traditionally considered an orthopedic test, the handshake can Read More »